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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Sep 17, 2019 On Sale Date: Oct 08, 2019 Carton Quantity: 44 $22.95 CAD
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A Grain of Salt
The Science and Pseudoscience of What We Eat
By (author): Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770414754

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Oct 08, 2019
$22.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.25in x 5.5 x 0.71 in | 0.77 lb

Page Count:

312 pages
ECW Press
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
Dietetics and nutrition|Chemistry|Biology, life sciences|Diets and dieting, nutrition
  • Short Description
Bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz is sure to satisfy his fans with more debunking! In this collection, he separates fact from fiction about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize when the purported science of food chemistry is sound.

“This enlightening collection offers every reader something new to learn and marvel over.” — Booklist

Bestselling popular science author Dr. Joe Schwarcz debunks the baloney and serves up the raw facts in this appetizing collection about the things we eat

Eating has become a confusing experience. Should we follow a keto diet? Is sugar the next tobacco? Does fermented cabbage juice cure disease? Are lectins toxic? Is drinking poppy seed tea risky? What’s with probiotics? Can packaging contaminate food? Should our nuts be activated? What is cockroach milk?

We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers, some of which will astonish you. This collection is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information as Dr. Joe separates fact from fiction with an assortment of new and updated articles about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize the scientific basis of food chemistry.

Short Description

Bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz is sure to satisfy his fans with more debunking! In this collection, he separates fact from fiction about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize when the purported science of food chemistry is sound.

Sales and Market Bullets


  • Joe has written 16 bestsellers, and his work has been positively reviewed in such publications as Washington Post, Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly and Chatelaine.

  • Joe has a column in the Montreal Gazette and a weekly radio show on CJAD radio and an established fanbase on social media (Twitter: 5K followers).

  • “[An] enticingly absorbing book . . . This author has the canny knack to explain the language of science to a public resistant to technical jargon, and he makes the magic of chemistry accessible to the lay reader.” — Seattle Book Review

Audience


  • Readers of Dr. Joe’s previous titles.

  • Readers of pop science, including Mary Roach and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

  • Readers interested in health, diet, food trends, and debunking science.

Dr. Joe Schwarcz is director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, dedicated to demystifying science and separating sense from nonsense. He is a popular lecturer, both to students and to the larger public. He hosts The Dr. Joe Show on Montreal radio and is the author of 16 bestselling titles. Dr. Joe lives in Montreal, Quebec.

“Schwarcz's light touches of humor make the scientific information feel accessible and ensure that it's entertaining. With enough facts to soothe anxious, health-conscious individuals as well as some good tidbits to share, this enlightening collection offers every reader something new to learn and marvel over.” — Booklist

“Readers hoping for light laughs should enjoy this book.” — Publishers Weekly

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