The Fly in the Ointment: 70 Fascinating Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Life

The Fly in the Ointment: 70 Fascinating Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Life

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This entertaining examination of everyday science from the fanciful to the factual covers topics ranging from pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic. Readers are alerted to the shenanigans of quacks and are offered glimpses into the fascinating history of science. The science of aphrodisiacs, DDT, bottled waters, vitamins, barbiturates, plastic wraps, and smoked meat is investigated. Worries about acrylamide, preservatives, and waxed fruits… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: ECW Press (May 01, 2004)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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