The Fly in the Ointment: 70 Fascinating Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Life
This entertaining examination of everyday science from the fanciful to the factual covers topics ranging from pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ScoutJ - LibraryThing
Schwarcz goes through a litany of scientific and pseudo-scientific claims in this work which reads like a collection of blog posts (but that is not necessarily a bad thing.) Reminded me somewhat of Proofiness. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
Fun and quirky, this book debunked some beliefs of mine (DDT= unmitigated evil, for one), and told some riveting tales I'd never dreamt could be true. Direct and immediate writing style, big ol' sense of humor. Read full review