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Schwarcz, Joe

Overview
Works: 73 works in 281 publications in 5 languages and 7,606 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Humor  FAQs  Cookbooks  Recipes 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Joe Schwarcz
 
Most widely held works by Joe Schwarcz
The fly in the ointment : 70 fascinating commentaries on the science of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explanations of everyday science are offered in a study that covers everything from the science of bottled water and plastic wraps, to the mysteries of bulletproof vests and weight loss diets
An apple a day : the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eat by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 we need this author, the expert in connecting chemistry to everyday life. In this book he has taken his thorough knowledge of food chemistry, applied it to today's top food fears, trends, and questions, and leavened it with his trademark lighthearted approach. The result is both an entertaining revelation of the miracles of science happening in our bodies every time we bite into a morsel of food, and a telling exploration of the myths, claims, and misconceptions surrounding our obsession with diets, nutrition, and weight. Looking first at how food affects our health, he examines what's in tomatoes, soy, and broccoli that can keep us healthy and how the hundreds of compounds in a single food react when they hit our bodies. Then he investigates how we manipulate our food supply, delving into the science of food additives and what benefits we might realize from adding bacteria to certain foods. He clears up the confusion about contaminants, examining everything from pesticide residues, remnants of antibiotics, the dreaded trans fats, and chemicals that may leach from cookware. And he takes a studied look at the science of calories and weighs in on popular diets
Is that a fact? : frauds, quacks, and the real science of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organic is better for you .. no, it's not. Scientists just discovered a miracle weight-loss food ... no, wait, it's actually bad for you. Schwarcz help you separate fact from fiction amid the storm of misinformation that today's media throws at us
The genie in the bottle : 64 all new commentaries on the fascinating chemistry of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the chemistry behind a variety of everyday items
Radar, hula hoops, and playful pigs : 67 digestible commentaries on the fascinating chemistry of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs really does "tell it like it is" in 67 short, entertaining, and informative pieces about chemistry in everyday life. Find out the latest about homeopathy and alternative medicine. Fill up on facts about soybeans, tomatoes, tea, ginseng, chicken soup, hot dogs, and the benefits of eating chalk. Explore the science behind Alice's strange adventures in Wonderland, Rumpole's deadly cheese souffle, and Casanova's experiments with "Spanish Fly." Investigate the nefarious chemistry of the KGB, the colors of urine, and the mysteries of baldness. Learn how shampoos really work, and discover which cleaning agents must never be combined. Get rid of that skunk smell in a jiffy, and get a whiff of what's behind the act of passing gas. Take a painless glimpse into the discovery of anesthetics. Read about the ups and downs of underwear, the invention of gunpowder, zombies in Haiti, Van Gogh's brain, John Dillinger's chemical exploits, little Mikey's exploding stomach, and Dinshah Ghadiali's bizarre attempts to cure disease with colored lights. Even Houdini makes a magical appearance. Finally, discover the amazing links between radar, hula hoops, and playful pigs! Book jacket."--Jacket
That's the way the cookie crumbles : 62 all-new commentaries on the fascinating chemistry of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 in teeth, arsenic in water, lead in the environment, and aspartame in food are discussed. Mythbusters include the fact that Edison did not invent the light bulb and that walking on hot coals does not require paranormal powers. The secret life of bagels is revealed, and airbags, beer, and soap yield their mysteries. These and many more surprising, educational, and entertaining commentaries show the relevance of science to everyday life
Monkeys, myths and molecules : separating fact from fiction in the science of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Internet is a powerful beast when it comes to science; the answer to any query you may have is just a few keystrokes away. But when there are multiple answers from various sources, how can we know what information is reliable? In "Monkeys, Myths and Molecules," bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz takes a critical look at how facts are misconstrued in the media. He debunks the myths surrounding canned food, artificial dyes, SPF, homeopathy, cancer, chemicals present in our lives, and much more. Unafraid to expose the sheer nonsense people are led to believe about health, food, drugs, and our environment, Dr. Joe confronts pseudoscience and, convincingly and entertainingly, advocates for a scientific approach to the everyday
Dr. Joe and what you didn't know by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarcz (McGill University Office for Science and Society) produces a weekly radio program and newspaper column, "Dr. Joe," about everyday chemistry, appears on television, and presents public lectures. In his fourth book, Schwarcz presents a collection of questions he has posed to listeners during his radio broadcasts. The questions come from a number of fields, but all have some interesting scientific connections. Accessible to the general reader, the text demonstrates to the lay person science's broad scope and links to many aspects of culture. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Let them eat flax : 70 all-new commentaries on the science of everyday food & life by Joe Schwarcz( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explanations of everyday science are offered in a study that covers everything from vitamin supplements to acupuncture to the chemistry behind the Stradivarius violin
A feast of science : intriguing morsels from the science of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 bestselling 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"--Provided by publisher
The right chemistry : 108 enlightening, nutritious, health-conscious and occasionally bizarre inquiries into the science of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Brain fuel : 199 mind-expanding inquiries into the science of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for science trivia, serious scientific discussions, practical consumer information, and ways to stimulate interest in science? And if you're wondering why the birth of Prince Leopold was so different from Queen Victoria's previous seven; or why an iron rod that went through a man's head is now on display in a museum in Boston; or why white chocolate has such a short shelf life; or why eggs terrified Alfred Hitchcock - and what all of this means for the rest of us, and why - then look no further. 2008
Foods that harm, foods that heal : what to eat to beat disease and live longer( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researchers have been discovering the crucial connections between diet and chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other serious illnesses, as well as the impact of food on stress, insomnia, and other common complaints. This guide examines the vital link between food and health, and includes recipes that will help you boost your mood, revive your energy, and live longer. Let food be your medicine! -- adapted from back cover
Science, sense and nonsense : 61 nourishing, healthy, bunk-free commentaries on the chemistry that affects us all by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays tackle the popular association of chemistry not with technical advances but with poisons and pollution, and discuss the food supply, health issues, common scientific misunderstandings and pseudoscience, and related topics
The smart palate : delicious recipes for a healthy lifestyle( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catering to those who want to be as health conscious as they are passionate about food, The Smart Palate is a delightful cookbook featuring over 180 triple-tested recipes, full-colour photographs, chef's tips, smart food facts, and nutritional analyses for every meal from breakfast to dessert, covering everything from smoothies, soups, and salads to grains, meats, and sweets. Providing information on how to incorporate wholesome, perhaps unfamiliar, ingredients into everyday menus, this book showcases novel methods to prepare traditional favourites in healthful ways. Sugars and fats are adjusted in the recipes to minimal amounts or substituted altogether with alternative ingredients without compromising taste. While fresh, local ingredients are emphasized, the need for frozen and canned goods in a fast-paced, busy life is also taken into account. Popular Montreal chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz weighs in with science-based information on the health benefits of many of the foods featured here, as well as fascinating historical facts about their origins. A fundraising project endorsed by the McGill University Faculty of Medicine that also honours the scientists at McGill's Goodman Cancer Research Centre, The Smart Palate offers indispensable guidelines for choosing and preparing foods that sustain and enrich a healthy life
Dr. Joe's health lab : 164 amazing insights into the science of medicine, nutrition and well-being by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Joe's latest collection of Q & A-style insights is devoted to the vital topics of health, nutrition and medicine. In a wonderfully clear, friendly and common-sense style, Dr. Joe shows that the key to good judgement is an understanding of everyday chemistry
Dr. Joe's brain sparks : 178 inspiring and enlightening inquiries into the science of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Science, Sense and Nonsense comes a fresh batch of inquiries into the science of everyday life. Dr. Joe, as he is affectionately known to millions of readers, listeners, viewers, and students, presents his third book in the Doubleday Canada series he launched with Brain Fuel. Using a Q & A format, it explains the world through science, and science through our common experience. There are sections on diet and nutrition, new drugs, and the dubious claims made for alternative remedies and beauty potions. There is a profusion of inspiring, enlightening, sometime just downright bizarre information drawn from the laboratory, from history, from our medicine cabinets and the bottles under our sinks. Science is everywhere, and Dr. Joe is keeping track - and doing it in a marvelously warm, eminently readable style. Let the brain sparks fly! *Try reading this word backwards. From the Trade Paperback edition
Su lao shi bai hua xue : dong 1 dian hua xue hen you yong by Joe Schwarcz( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Su lao shi hua xue hei bai jiang : dong 2 dian hua xue hen you yong by Su wa zi( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Su lao shi hua xue liao shi fei : dong 4 dian hua xue hen you yong by Su Wa Zi( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An apple a day : the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eat
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An apple a day : the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eatThe genie in the bottle : 64 all new commentaries on the fascinating chemistry of everyday lifeRadar, hula hoops, and playful pigs : 67 digestible commentaries on the fascinating chemistry of everyday lifeThat's the way the cookie crumbles : 62 all-new commentaries on the fascinating chemistry of everyday lifeDr. Joe and what you didn't knowLet them eat flax : 70 all-new commentaries on the science of everyday food & lifeBrain fuel : 199 mind-expanding inquiries into the science of everyday lifeScience, sense and nonsense : 61 nourishing, healthy, bunk-free commentaries on the chemistry that affects us all
Alternative Names
Joseph A. Schwarcz Canadees scheikundige

Joseph A. Schwarcz Canadian scientist

Joseph Schwarcz chimiste canadien

Schwarcz, Joe.

Schwarcz, Joseph A.

Schwarcz, Joseph A. 1947-

シュワルツ, ジョー

喬·蘇瓦茲

Languages
English (160)

Spanish (12)

Chinese (9)

German (1)

Korean (1)