Chemistry for Breakfast: The Amazing Science of Everyday (Hardback)
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Chemistry for Breakfast: The Amazing Science of Everyday (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 29/04/2021
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A whirlwind romp through everyday science, perfect for fans of How Stuff Works, Stuff You Should Know and Netflix's Explained. In this quirky and endlessly surprising book, scientist and award-winning YouTuber Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim tells us about the amazing science behind everyday things (like drinking water,) and not-so-everyday things (like space travel and baby dinosaurs). Come along for the ride of a lifetime! Perfect for armchair scientists: a wide range of information means readers will never get bored. Told over the course of a single day: Mai shows the scientific reactions that occur from morning to bedtime. Quirky illustrations: break up the text and help readers visualize scientific reactions. Surprising facts: learn why an alarm clock triggers fight-or-flight, what alcohol does to our bodies (and minds), and the science behind the term "love drunk" (plus so much more). See the world in a new way: Mai shows us that science is behind everything we do and feel. Accessible and fun: Mai shows us that we don't have to be scientists to think like one. Chemistry for Breakfast turns the ordinary into extraordinary, explaining everything from heat conduction to expiration dates, with a side of states-of-matter and biological clocks. With Mai as your guide, you'll find something fascinating in everything around you. (You'll also sound smarter at dinner parties.)

Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada
ISBN: 9781771647489
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book shows that chemistry is not just relevant to life; it's really, really interesting. Its is an insider's look into scientists' minds, social interactions, and laboratories that will change the way that readers view their lives, surroundings, and bodies ... and gives advice that you didn't know you needed. Chemistry for Breakfast is an engaging, accessible, and downright fun science book." -Foreword Reviews, STARRED review "Ultimately, [Nguyen-Kim] wants to inspire a passion for science, which makes the world more fascinating, more beautiful, and more complex. Altogether, this is an impassioned, quirky, fun, and engaging read." -Booklist "With its wealth of examples taken from everyday life, from soap to toothpaste, Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim's charming romp through the essence of chemistry may just inspire a new generation of chemists." -Larry Gonick, author of The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry "In Chemistry for Breakfast, Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim uses her passion for science to give us a lighthearted and enjoyable look into the fascinating discoveries hidden in the things we encounter every day." -Dr. Steven Farmer, author of Strange Chemistry: The Stories Your Chemistry Teacher Wouldn't Tell You "It is hard to resist being swept up in Mai's enthusiasm and begin to see the world-as she does-as a wonder of interacting chemical processes." -Dr. Paul May, professor at the University of Bristol, editor of the website Molecule of the Month, and co-author of Molecules that Amaze Us "Chemistry for Breakfast bristles with imaginative ideas, and its fresh style will commend it to many readers, particularly those who would not usually read a 'chemistry book'." -Dr. Simon Cotton, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham "As readers journey through revelations about chemicals found in the likes of toothpaste, hamburgers, the brain and even human flatus, they may hardly notice that along the way they have been painlessly educated in the nuances of chemical bonding. Chemistry for Breakfast is a wonderful remedy for chemophobia, a condition that seems to be infectious and is much in need of treatment." -Joe Schwarcz, Chemistry Professor and Director, McGill Office for Science and Society "Blended with physics, biology and medicine, Mai's book Chemistry for Breakfast is a magical tour of the fundamentals of chemistry and its impact on science and society." -K.C. Nicolaou, PhD, Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Chemistry at Rice University and CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research "Chemistry for Breakfast bristles with imaginative ideas, and its fresh style will commend it to many readers, particularly those who would not usually read a 'chemistry book'." -Dr. Simon Cotton, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham

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