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The Genie in the Bottle: 67 All-New Commentaries on the Fascinating… (2001)
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Looking for a headache cure? Try willow bark. Wondering how that ice cream got its color? Could be from bug juice. Giving us the lowdown on these and other chemical phenomena, The Genie in the Bottle reveals the fun and fascinating secrets collected by popular science writer Dr. Joe Schwarcz.
Blending quirky chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science, Schwarcz offers a different twist on licorice and straight talk on travel to the dark side of the sun, along with the skinny on chocolate research, ginkgo biloba, and blueberries. Find out how spies used secret inks and how acetone changed the course of history. Dr. Joe even solves the mystery of exploding shrimp and, of course, delves into the secret of the genie in the bottle.
Infused with Schwarcz's humor and his fondness for the wonders of magic and science, The Genie in the Bottle celebrates some of the the most amazing corners of our universe-and our cupboards.
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Insert summary here. The Genie in the Bottle makes science downright fun. Dr. Joe Schwarczblends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging talesfrom the history of science. Get a different twist on licorice andtravel to the dark side of the sun. Control stinky feet and bend spoonsand minds. Learn about the latest on chocolate research, flax, ginkgobiloba, magnesium, and blueberries. Read about the ups of helium andthe downs of drain cleaners. Find out why bug juice is u.
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