Coverart for item
The Resource Is that a fact? : frauds, quacks, and the real science of everyday life, Dr. Joe Schwarcz

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

Label
Is that a fact? : frauds, quacks, and the real science of everyday life
Title
Is that a fact?
Title remainder
frauds, quacks, and the real science of everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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?
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10317035
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwarcz, Joseph A
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1240
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
frauds, quacks, and the real science of everyday life
Label
Is that a fact? : frauds, quacks, and the real science of everyday life, Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: IN THE BEGINNING -- Is That a Fact? -- Chance Favors the Prepared Mind -- The Chemistry of Our World Is Too Complex to Be Simplified -- Callers Have Questions ... -- BLACK -- Quackery Is Not an Issue to Duck -- The "Cancer Conspiracy" -- Yikes, I'm Infested! -- Full of It -- Poking into the Pukeweed Doctor -- Vinegar Claims Leave a Sweet and Sour Taste -- Diagnosing Pathological Science -- Mountebanks -- Double Helix Water -- Fakes, Phonies, and Impostors -- The Trouble With Homeopathy -- Seeing Is Believing -- A Look at Braco the Gazer -- Celebrities and Cerebral Claptrap -- Rhinoceros Horn Is Useful --- for Its Original Owner -- The Skinny on the HCG Weight Loss Scheme -- Doctors Who Kill -- GRAY -- Fishy Claims for Fish Oil Supplements -- Swallowing Blueberries, Apples, and Hype -- An Antidote to the Poisonous Tomato Legend -- Leeches Then and Now -- Crying Wolf -- What's for Dinner? -- Twinkies, M&Ms, and Weight Loss --
Control code
000052781015
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781770411906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)858660862
Label
Is that a fact? : frauds, quacks, and the real science of everyday life, Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: IN THE BEGINNING -- Is That a Fact? -- Chance Favors the Prepared Mind -- The Chemistry of Our World Is Too Complex to Be Simplified -- Callers Have Questions ... -- BLACK -- Quackery Is Not an Issue to Duck -- The "Cancer Conspiracy" -- Yikes, I'm Infested! -- Full of It -- Poking into the Pukeweed Doctor -- Vinegar Claims Leave a Sweet and Sour Taste -- Diagnosing Pathological Science -- Mountebanks -- Double Helix Water -- Fakes, Phonies, and Impostors -- The Trouble With Homeopathy -- Seeing Is Believing -- A Look at Braco the Gazer -- Celebrities and Cerebral Claptrap -- Rhinoceros Horn Is Useful --- for Its Original Owner -- The Skinny on the HCG Weight Loss Scheme -- Doctors Who Kill -- GRAY -- Fishy Claims for Fish Oil Supplements -- Swallowing Blueberries, Apples, and Hype -- An Antidote to the Poisonous Tomato Legend -- Leeches Then and Now -- Crying Wolf -- What's for Dinner? -- Twinkies, M&Ms, and Weight Loss --
Control code
000052781015
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781770411906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)858660862

Library Locations

    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
Processing Feedback ...