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by James Paddock Collman

eBook Naturally Dangerous download ISBN: 1891389092
Author: James Paddock Collman
Publisher: University Science Books; 1 edition (May 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 270
ePub: 1256 kb
Fb2: 1827 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Health and Diets
Subcategory: Nutrition

Naturally dangerous" is a blast. Collman is interesting, fun and sharp.

Naturally dangerous" is a blast. The book covers many fundamental concepts of science and chemistry. Unlike most books, it approaches science in an engaging way. It shows how chemistry is part of your everyday life. The strongest point of this book is the perspective that Collman has on how science and society interact. Professor Collman's new book is an excellent source of information about the foods you eat, the drugs you take, and the environment you live in. He explains how and why natural substances are essential to your good health and also how these same substances can be dangerous to your health.

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Did you kw that margarine may be dangerous, humans are radioactive because of the foods they eat, special viruses can be useful antibiotics, and water vapour is the major gas involved in global warming? Full of surprising anecdotes, curious facts and historical oddities, this book connects observations from our everyday lives to the scientific principles that explain them.

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Professor James Collman of Stanford University has provided an excellent resource for all of us who try to help our . Title: Naturally Dangerous. Authors: James Paddock Collman. Publisher: University Science Books.

Professor James Collman of Stanford University has provided an excellent resource for all of us who try to help our students and the general public to discriminate between valid science and the bogus "scientific" claims that pervade television, the Internet, the grocery store, and especially the "health food" store. University Science Books. Examines the scientific facts behind claims about the safety or dangers of organic and commercial foods, natur. ISBN10 : 1891389092, ISBN13 : 9781891389092.

Science is integral to our everyday lives, but can you explain the scientific principle at work when you squeeze lemon on your fish? Did you know that margarine may be dangerous, humans are radioactive because of the foods they eat, special viruses can be useful antibiotics, and water vapour is the major gas involved in global warming?
Comments: (7)
Chinon
Well written. Easy to understand
Cherry The Countess
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X-MEN
"Naturally dangerous" is a blast. Collman is interesting,
fun and sharp. The book covers many fundamental concepts
of science and chemistry. Unlike most books, it approaches
science in an engaging way. It shows how chemistry is part
of your everyday life.
The strongest point of this book is the perspective that
Collman has on how science and society interact. The book
puts science and society under the loop. It uses chemistry
as a tool to dissect important topics: health, AIDS,
radioactivity, drugs, ozone, ... It challenges the reader
with many questions. I particularly liked the examples
of scientific misconceptions: nuclear free environment,
health food store,... By the end of the book, I got a
critical view on many problems I had never thought of
before.
Collman uses words to explain science. There are no equations
or chemical formulas. This can be very easy to read for
non-scientists. I am scientist and was familiar with many
of the concepts. However, I learned in every chapters about
new topics and examples. I recommend this book to people
how want to learn about chemistry and science.
Water
NATURALLY DANGEROUS
"Nothing is completely safe or risk free", as we are constantly required to balance "one risk against another". So says Dr. James Collman of Stanford's Department of Chemistry in the preface of his recently published book, "Naturally Dangerous". Filled with interesting, scientific and historic anecdotes which will appeal to the curious reader, it's larger purpose is to explain in lay terms, the essence of the more important scientific controversies which have impacted public policy in recent decades. There is great risk in nature, but scientific understanding and the introduction of commercial applications of science have insulated us from many of these naturally occurring risks, allowing for a near doubling of life expectancy over the past century. But this desirable end has come at a cost. As Dr. Collman posits, "there is no free lunch". We constantly deal with tradeoffs between risk reduction and the creation of new risks, which our interventions spawn. It is only through meaningful understanding of the pertinent scientific concepts that we as a society can begin to make rational judgments. The problem is that we live in a sea of scientific illiteracy both on the part of the electorate as well as within our political leadership. Often trained in the law, many woefully lack necessary technical insight. Such a state paves the way for purposeful obfuscation of the scientific reality, creating an environment favorable for the promotion of public phobias for partisan political ends. By providing us with 224 pages of easy to read basic science, Dr. Collman does his part to push these debates in a logical direction.
Duncan Mason, MD
Andromathris
As a former marketing assistant for a small publisher, this interesting work caught my attention. It is a highly informative reference, which addresses health and environmental issues that will be of interest to everyone. The information is indispensable to anyone concerned with their heath and provides details on prescription drugs, vitamins and herbal medicines, along with some possible dangers or side effects of popular herbs. Where misconceptions abound or confusion arises due to conflicting information in the popular press, this resource provides a logical viewpoint.
Collman covers the underlying science, in a non-technical and understanding manner, behind the chemistry involved in our everyday lives. You'll find this book valuable time and time again.
Ranenast
Professor Collman's new book is an excellent source of information about the foods you eat, the drugs you take, and the environment you live in. He explains how and why natural substances are essential to your good health and also how these same substances can be dangerous to your health. Easy and fun to read, this well researched book provides an abundance of facts and information about the benefits and dangers of vitamins, hormones, health foods, prescription and over-the counter drugs, air pollution, radio activity and other topics of interest to everyone. Would make a good present for anyone and has excellent references for further reading, an extensive glossary, and is well indexed. An exellent and well balanced book by an outstanding teacher.
Lli
The book, "Naturally Dangerous" is balanced, recognizes known facts and points out uncertainties in our knowledge when the facts are not known unequivocally. The simplified chemistry and physics of a wide range of human experience should be valuable to most readers. Unfortunately there are some on the "fringe" of health and environmental issues who adopt firm positions, are unwilling to accept evidence which doesn't support them, and may be vaguely critical of the book's content. This is called "politics", and it gets in the way of the orderly pursuit of truth. This book is a refreshing step in the direction of truth.
"Naturally dangerous" has lots of interesting information. Unfortunately, it also has lots of misinformation. Collman has lots of important things to say, but every time I trip over another error, his credibility goes down another notch. Read this book, but independently verify any facts before you rely on them or repeat them to someone else.
The writing style is poor and choppy. The book consists of a series of not well-related essays, each one full of non-sequiturs and paragraphs that cover as many subjects as there are sentences.