ISBN 9781848318182,Science for Life: A manual for better living

Science for Life: A manual for better living


Brian Clegg


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ISBN 9781848318182

Icon Books Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781848318182

ISBN-10 1848318189


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Biology, life sciences

In Science for Life acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg cuts through the vested interests and confusing contradictory statements that litter the media and the internet, to give a clear picture of what science is telling us right now about changing our lives for the better.Discover the much-advertised antioxidants that aren't good for you, the truth about fat and sugar and why one of the healthiest foods contains carcinogens and 21 E-numbers. Find out what does and what doesn't enhance brainpower - from the failure of playing Mozart to babies to the surprising abilities of caffeine and nicotine. Understand the tools that advertisers use to persuade us and how to turn the psychological pressure back on them.From the shortcomings of the five second rule to the truth about phone masts and nuclear power, kept up-to-date on a partnering website, Science for Life is your guide to surviving and thriving in the modern world.