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Description - Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of Plants, Poisons and Processed Foods by George Zaidan

With high-octane hilarity, Zaidan reveals what will kill you, what won't, and why. INGREDIENTS offers the insight of a chemist on the stuff we eat, drink, inhale, and smear on ourselves. Apart from the burning question of whether you should eat that cheese puff, Zaidan explores a range of topics. Here's a helpful guide: Stuff in this book: How bad is processed food? How sure are we? Is sunscreen safe? Should you use it? Is coffee good or bad for you? What's your disease horoscope? What is that public pool smell made of? What happens when you overdose on fentanyl in the sun? What do cassava plants and Soviet spies have in common? When will you die? Stuff in other books: Your carbon footprint Food sustainability GMOs CEO pay Science funding Politics Football Baseball Any kind of ball really Zaidan makes chemistry more fun than learning potions making at Hogwarts as he reveals exactly what science can (and can't) tell us about the packaged ingredients sold to us every day. Sugar, spinach, formaldehyde, cyanide, the ingredients of life and death, and how we know if something is good or bad for us - as well as the genius of aphids and their sweet butts - are all discussed in exquisite detail at breakneck speed. AUTHOR: George Zaidan is a science communicator, television and web host, and producer. He created National Geographic's webseries Ingredients, and he cowrote and directed MIT's webseries Science Out Loud. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Science, and Gizmodo. He is currently executive producer at the American Chemical Society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780715653821
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Duckworth
Publisher: Prelude
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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