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A Feast of Science

Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life
Written by: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Narrated by: Stephen Graybill
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 best-selling popular science books

Crave answers? A Feast of Science demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. Guaranteed to satiate your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, Dr. Joe Schwarcz proves that "chemical" is not necessarily synonymous with "toxic".

Are there fish genes in tomatoes? Can snail-slime cream and bone broth really make your wrinkles disappear? What's the problem with sugar, resistant starch, hops in beer, microbeads, and "secret" cancer cures? Are "natural" products the key to good health? And what is "fake news" all about?

Dr. Joe answers these questions and more. Cutting through the fat of story, suggestion, and social-media speculation, A Feast of Science gets to the meat of the chemical reactions that make up our daily lives.

©2018 Joe Schwarcz (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Really fun and informative book to listen to!

Loved the narrator! Really fun book to listen to and I learned a lot. Really gets you thinking!

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  • Tyler Burke
  • 2019-03-19

Fun and relatable science stories for normal folks

Tired of seeing ads and junk posts about detoxing and "chemical free" foods? Dr. Joe Schwarcz debunks them all with humor. You don't have to be a scientist to enjoy this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-12

MN,USA - Dr. Joe Schwarcz radio CJAD800 A+ Chemist

Oct 2018 - I just discovered Dr. Joe Schwarcz through SPORTS on my own or idk exactly how, maybe from Twitter but his chemistry reference relate to subjects that anyone has once come across at least once before either from social life to school, somewhere this Chemist will relate with you in several chapters or refund the audible. Audible is more than happy 1 time, not every time to exchange your purchase for me this is my first Schwarcz audible and every chapter I'm adding notes and topics. I'm literate enough to understand. Thus I recommend Dr.Schwarcz "Scientific Hero," Linus Pauling; General Chemistry. This is my first Joe Schwarcz audible and I just discovered in 2018 I plan to buy Schwarcz's older books as few audibles available to date but I can't get enough I'm waiting for more newer additions, A+ Audible and read! 👍✔👍 His NEWEST audible to date Nov 12, 2018 my review MN, USA. Hockey Coach. #DrJoeShow @CJAD800 radio player free app can listen 2018-19 2:00-3PM central time Sundays! Just like the Podcast:The Dr. Joe Show any podcatcher etc show can be found. Your welcome people and aliens.

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  • chemprof
  • 2018-06-12

loved this book. have listened to all Joe's book

loved this book. have listened to all but one of Joe s books. doesn't disappoint