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Let Them Eat Flax: 70 All-New Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Food & Life Paperback – October 1, 2005

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"Dr. Schwarcz...has a knack for translating science into a language that anyone can understand and actually enjoy."  —Toronto Sun

About the Author

Dr. Joe Schwarcz is the author of "Dr. Joe & What You Didn't Know," "The Fly in the Ointment," and "That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles." He is a professor of chemistry and the director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University in Montreal. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550226983
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550226980
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James Bond 007 on January 11, 2006
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I have got every one of the books by Dr. Schwarz, and I have to say every one of them is great. He explained the Chemistry of Food and Life in a fun way that most people can understand.

One thing I would like is, may be in the future the books can include the chemical structures of the compounds discussed, perhaps at the end of the book? I know not everyone will be interested in this, but I certainly like to know more about them. A list of structures of the compounds discussed in the previous books will also be most welcome to me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 14, 2006
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Let Them Eat Flax: 70 All-New Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Food & Life could've been featured in our 'Food and Wine' or 'Science' section, but is reviewed here for its in-depth blend of science and history with food and health issues. From trans fats and vitamin supplements to pesticides and acupuncture, readers learn about the chemistry behind health, food, and related issues.

Diane C. Donovan

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By North on October 15, 2010
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Dr. Schwarcz makes chemistry fun and accessible to his readers. Science is not a boring subject, to be leaned in school and them forgotten. It shapes our world. A true understanding of chemistry helps us eat better, perform, and live longer lives. It also keeps us away from all the crooks who try to sell us magical solutions to real medical conditions.
He is informative and humourous. Most sections are very short which makes the book accessible to young readers from the age of nine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Stouffer on August 11, 2009
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Dr. Schwarz's insightful/inciteful tidbits of biochemical information are, though sometimes outlandish, extremely timely and interesting. I've been studying nutrition for 35 years and mostly he's right on. Up-to-date facts and myths are most helpful when perusing the grocery aisles or taking meds or vitamins.

One of the best mythbusting books around. Good reading for most all ages and stages of life.

Joan
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Roland on January 9, 2007
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I have enjoyed reading all of his books and as a science educator, I look for easy to read books for secondary students. This book generally meets that goal. Some chapers are more readable than others for high school students. This book is also very good for teachers. It makes connections between book science and experienced science.
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