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  • An Apple A Dayby Joe Schwarcz

    Other Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    Eat salmon. It?s full of good omega-3 fats. Don?t eat salmon. It?s full of PCBs and mercury. Eat more veggies. They?re full of good antioxidants. Don?t eat more veggies. The pesticides will give you cancer. Forget your dinner jacket and put on your lab coat: you have to be a nutritional scientist these days before you sit down to eat?which is why... more...

  • Dr. Joe's Brain Sparksby Joe Schwarcz

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 15.95

    Prepare to be amazed once again. Did you know what when you shake a ketchup bottle you're practicing thixotropy? That the ancient Greeks made themselves look less ancient by inventing moisturizer? That the mysterious drug obecalp* is as effective as homeopathy and many herbal cures? From the bestselling author of An Apple a Day , Brain Fuel , and... more...

  • Dr. Joe's Health Labby Joe Schwarcz

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    The bestselling author of Brain Fuel and An Apple a Day reveals the science of being well, eating well, and staying well clear of "alternative therapy" charlatans. Health Lab 's theme is the most popular of Dr Joe's specialities. There are riveting and sometimes hair-raising vignettes from the history of medicine and food production. There are... more...

  • An Apple a Dayby Joe Schwarcz

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 12.99

    Eat salmon. It?s full of good omega-3 fats. Don?t eat salmon. It?s full of PCBs and mercury. Eat more veggies. They?re full of good antioxidants. Don?t eat more veggies. The pesticides will give you cancer. Forget your dinner jacket and put on your lab coat: you have to be a nutritional scientist these days before you sit down to eat -- which is... more...

  • The Right Chemistryby Joe Schwarcz

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 19.50

    A big part of Dr. Joe's job as director of McGill University's Office of Science and Society is persuading people that the pursuit of science knowledge is a potential source of wonder, enlightenment and well-being for everyone. And as a chemist, he's particularly keen to rescue chemistry from the bad rep it's developed over recent decades. There is... more...

  • Let Them Eat Flax!by Joe Schwarcz

    ECW Press 2005; US$ 9.95

    Do you know if your waiter sings in the bathroom? Or if the lady who whipped up the icing on your cake wore false fingernails? When was the last time you microwaved your dishcloth? Is your orange juice pasteurized? In Let Them Eat Flax!, award-winning author Joe Schwarcz explains why these are more important questions than whether you eat fresh or... more...

  • The Fly in the Ointmentby Joe Schwarcz

    ECW Press 2004; US$ 9.95

    Hot on the heels of his previous bestsellers, award-winning author Joe Schwarcz?s latest book, The Fly in the Ointment, doesn?t disappoint. From pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic, Dr. Joe is back to demystify the science that surrounds us. Why do some people drill holes in their heads for "enlightenment"? How... more...

  • That's the Way the Cookie Crumblesby Joe Schwarcz

    ECW Press 2002; US$ 10.95

    Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of drain cleaners and provide answers to numerous mysteries, such as why bug juice is used to colour ice cream and how spies used secret inks. Mercury... more...

  • Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Knowby Joe Schwarcz

    ECW Press 2003; US$ 10.95

    Linus Pauling, one of the most celebrated scientists of the twentieth century, once remarked that satisfying curiosity is one of the greatest sources of pleasure in life. Dr. Joe and What You Didn?t Know aims to act as both the source and satiation of such curiosity, providing pleasure through a series of 99 chemistry-related questions and answers... more...

  • Is That a Fact?by Joe Schwarcz

    ECW Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies scienceEat this and live to 100. Don’t, and die. Today, hyperboles dominate the media, which makes parsing science from fiction an arduous task when deciding what to eat, what chemicals to avoid, and what’s best for the environment. In Is That a Fact?, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz... more...