The Genie in the Bottle

The Genie in the Bottle

64 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life

Book - 2002
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Looking for a headache cure? Try willow bark. Wondering how that ice cream got its color? Could be from bug juice. Giving us the lowdown on these and other chemical phenomena, The Genie in the Bottle reveals the fun and fascinating secrets collected by popular science writer Dr. Joe Schwarcz.

Blending quirky chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science, Schwarcz offers a different twist on licorice and straight talk on travel to the dark side of the sun, along with the skinny on chocolate research, ginkgo biloba, and blueberries. Find out how spies used secret inks and how acetone changed the course of history. Dr. Joe even solves the mystery of exploding shrimp and, of course, delves into the secret of the genie in the bottle.

Infused with Schwarcz's humor and his fondness for the wonders of magic and science, The Genie in the Bottle celebrates some of the the most amazing corners of our universe-and our cupboards.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Henry Holt and Co., 2002
Edition: First Owl books edition
ISBN: 9780805071382
0805071385
Branch Call Number: 540 Sch951G 2002
Characteristics: 311 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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