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Is that a fact? : frauds, quacks, and the real science of everyday life

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  • Publisher:
    ECW Press, 2014
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Auteur: Schwarcz, Joe
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    2014
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    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.

    Éditeur original: ECW Press
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781770905283