Ingredients

by George Zaidan
Ingredients
  • ISBN-13: 9781524744274
  • Author(s): George Zaidan
  • Subject: Popular science
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Publication Date: 16-04-2020
  • Format: h/b

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George Zaidan explores the chemistry of almost everything that makes life comfortable, from freeze-dried potatoes and lipstick to baby wipes and Windex - what you should worry about and what you shouldn't. Sugar, preservatives, sunscreen, formaldehyde, cyanide (not to mention the substance that is 50 million times more deadly than cyanide), Oreos, the ingredients of life and death and nature itself, as well as the genius of aphids are all discussed in exquisite detail at breakneck speed, interspersed with footnotes and informative diagrammes that will make you smile. You'll never think of chemistry the same way again!
About the book

George Zaidan explores the chemistry of almost everything that makes life comfortable, from freeze-dried potatoes and lipstick to baby wipes and Windex - what you should worry about and what you shouldn't. Sugar, preservatives, sunscreen, formaldehyde, cyanide (not to mention the substance that is 50 million times more deadly than cyanide), Oreos, the ingredients of life and death and nature itself, as well as the genius of aphids are all discussed in exquisite detail at breakneck speed, interspersed with footnotes and informative diagrammes that will make you smile. You'll never think of chemistry the same way again!