An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science Eat this and live to 100. Don't, and die. Today, hyperboles dominate the media, which makes parsing science from fiction an arduous task when deciding what to eat, what chemicals to avoid, and what's best for the environment. In Is That a Fact?, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz carefully navigates through the storm of misinformation to help us separate fact from folly and shrewdness from foolishness. Are GMOs really harmful? Or could they help developing countries? Which 'miracle weight-loss foods' gained popularity through exuberant data dredging? Is BPA dangerous or just a victim of unforgiving media hype? Is organic better? Dr. Joe questions the reliability and motives of 'experts' in this easy-to-understand yet critical look at what's fact and what's plain nonsense.Gases can be turned into liquids by applying pressure, andthis is the first stepin the production of dry ice. ... it serves as the key to all life on Earth, as it is theraw material neededfor photosynthesis, the process by which plants make glucose. ... This is one of the worlda#39;s most important industrial processes since hydrogen is needed for the production of ammonia, which inturn is converted into fertilizer.
|Title||:||Is That a Fact?|
|Author||:||Dr. Joe Schwarcz|
|Publisher||:||ECW Press - 2014-05-01|