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Entertaining, Logical and Well-Written
on November 22, 2009
In sixty two essays (not sixty one as noted on the cover) divided into six chapters (plus an introduction and an afterword), the author discusses various issues in the world of science concentrating mostly on chemistry. Starting with various nutritional and health issues and progressing towards broader scientific topics, the author not only explains the dynamics of various chemicals, but he also debunks various misconceptions. He discusses the antics of various charlatans and misguided/misinformed individuals and exposes some of their tricks and how they arrive at some of their mind-boggling conclusions. This author's writing style is one of the highlights of this book. His witty choice of words in well-selected circumstances can so often bring a smile to the reader's face. His prose is clear, very friendly, quite authoritative and most captivating. The sixty two bite-sized sections make for a quick, but most educational read. The only possible difficulty that a reader may encounter is pronouncing some of the chemicals mentioned; but this does not detract from reading enjoyment or from understanding the issues at hand. This is a book that can be relished by anyone.