The Genie in the Bottle: 68 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life
In THE GENIE IN THE BOTTLE Dr Joe Schwarcz blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science to create the funniest book about science currently available. In this book, readers will get a different twist on liquorice allsorts and travel to the dark side of the sun. They'll learn how to control stinky feet and bend spoons as well as minds. They'll hear about the latest on chocolate research; read about the ups of helium and the downs of drain cleaners. Find out how spies use secret links; and of course how acetone changed the course of human history. Dr Joe also solves the mystery of the exploding shrimp and, finally, he lets us in on the secret of the genie in the bottle.
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Review: The Genie in the Bottle: 67 All-New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday LifeUser Review - Sandra Strange - Goodreads
Entertainingly wry, Dr. Joe Schwarcz uncovers stories of chemistry we all take for granted, from red dye (why the British wore red uniforms and we wore blue, among other things), to secret inks, to ... Read full review
Review: The Genie in the Bottle: 67 All-New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday LifeUser Review - Logan Combee - Goodreads
You don't have to be very scientifically minded to follow Schwarz through this interesting commentary. It can be surprising how differently you can view everyday items under the light of simple chemistry. Some bits are useful and the rest is simply interesting to know. Read full review