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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada; Reprint edition (Dec 27 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385669321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385669320
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 20.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #248,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Brain Fuel:
"Packed with scientific answers to questions you didn't even know you had."
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About the Author

DR. JOE SCHWARCZ is director of McGill University's Office of Science and Society, where he teaches courses on nutrition and the applications of chemistry to everyday life. Among his many honours are the Royal Society of Canada's McNeil Award, and the American Chemistry Society's renowned Grady-Stack Award, of which he is the only non-American recipient. Schwarcz is the host of a weekly radio show on CFRB in Toronto and CJAD in Montreal, and writes a weekly column for the Montreal Gazette.

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By Nat V on Feb. 1 2011
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most captivating and inspiring books I have ever read. The subjects are really amazing and they really do answer some questions that you yourself may have asked at some point.
Curious questions, odd questions, interesting and unusual questions. You are sure to find many topics that will amaze and enlighten you.
Make sure to have a pen and paper ready to take notes. I take the time to do this because I find so many interesting questions, topics and facts in this book. I jot some notes down and then when I talk to friends or family I tell them some amazing facts.
Each chapter is short and to the point. It is very well written, easy to read and easy to understand. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Dr. Joe has a great story to tell as to how he came about choosing his career path.
If you are not sure about the path you may want to choose in your life, who knows, this book might help you to find that path.
"Dr. Joe's Brain Sparks" is a book that will appeal to the inquiring mind as well as the curious and even the artistic mind.
This is the type of book that will feed the mind that starves for information.
Just have fun. Learning is always fun. When you read this book you will develop a new way of looking at many things in your own life as well as in your every day surroundings.
So sit back, open the book and enjoy!!!
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Joe schwarcz is a treat. More people should know him and his books. I buy them and give them as gifts to all my friends
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By Klaus Molthagen on Aug. 29 2014
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All his books are very well written and researched
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Spark your interest in science Nov. 10 2010
By North - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr Joe Schwarcz, once again, seeks to educate and spark, in all of us, a life-long interest in science and in particular, in his own field, chemistry.
It all starts with a question. What, how, why ? And the results are advances in science who propel our society to a better standart of living. And like in the lab, each question is the starting point to some new and exiting discovery, ranging from beauty products to what we drink, to cars, to forensic science.
Through the wide-ranging subjects raised by Dr. Schwarcz, we learn what we owe to the scientits whose curiosity, creativity and sheer luck (or so it seems sometimes) have given us, among many others every day miracles : cheaper and better cloths, medecine, soap and salt that does not cake with humidity.
Each section is short enough to keep the interest of young readers and is written in understandable language.
Fantastic! April 21 2013
By Labrini - Published on Amazon.com
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What I love about Dr Joe is the fact that you don't have to be a Chemist (or Scientist for that matter), to really understand what he is talking about.
I had him as a professor in University and he is just as animated in his writing, as he is in person!
Great read!

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