Dr. Joe and what You Didn't Know

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ECW Press, 2003 - Science - 241 pages
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"From Beethoven's connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain. What jewelry metal is prohibited in some European countries? What does Miss Piggy have to do with the World Cup? How can a cockroach be removed from a human ear? The quirky information offered incorporates scientific savvy, practical advice, and amusing anecdotes."

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User Review  - hcubic - LibraryThing

Joe Schwarcz is the director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society, and he also hosts a popular radio show in Canada, in which he answers questions about science he has posed to his ... Read full review

Review: Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Know: 177 Fascinating Questions & Answers about the Chemistry of Everyday Life

User Review  - Jess - Goodreads

Chemistry-based factoids for your perusal. Easy to read and gives you the science as well as a little story so that you don't nod off. If you like 'The Disappearing Spoon', 'Napoleon's Buttons', 'Eaten by a Giant Clam', or 'Dry Storage No. 1' you'll like this. Read full review

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Page 24 - Since the solubility of a gas in a liquid is proportional to the pressure of the gas...
Page 25 - In thus adducing an important new physical principle Einstein uncovered at the same time one of the deepest and most troubling enigmas of nature. No one doubts today that all matter is made up of atoms which in turn are composed of even smaller building blocks called electrons, neutrons, and protons. But Einstein's notion that light too may consist of discontinuous particles clashed with a far more venerable theory that light is made up of waves. There are indeed certain phenomena involving light...
Page 16 - The empirical law, exact only for an ideal gas. which states that the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to its pressure at constant temperature.
Page 8 - But it didn't take long for me to figure out what was going on over there with Ehrlichman and Haldeman. It was getting blocked.

About the author (2003)

Joe Schwarcz is a professor of chemistry and director of the Office for Chemistry and Society at McGill University. He lives in Montreal.

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