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The Science of Living: 219 reasons to rethink your daily routine Hardcover – 1 December 2020

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dorling Kindersley; 1st edition (1 December 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 024138737X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0241387375
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.7 x 17 x 0.1 cm
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The only book to reveal and visualise the true science behind your every daily activity - exploding myths and providing authoritative take-away advice.

About the Author

Dr Stuart Farrimond is a medical doctor turned science writer, presenter and educator, food scientist and bestselling DK author. He makes regular appearances on TV, radio, and at public events, and his writing appears in national and international publications, including The Independent, The Daily Mail, and New Scientist. Since 2017, Dr Stu has been the food scientist on BBC's much-loved show Inside the Factory.

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The Science of Living The Science of Spice The Science of Cooking
What the book is about Unearths the facts behind the fads, and provides take-away advice on every area of our lives. A groundbreaking book, in which long-held beliefs are exploded by new science. Explore the science behind the art of making incredible spice blends and how the flavour compounds within spices work together to create exciting layers of flavour and new sensations. Fundamental culinary concepts sit side-by-side with practical advice and step-by-step techniques, bringing food science out of the lab and into your kitchen.
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TV personality, food scientist and bestselling author, Dr Stuart Farrimond

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read
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I preordered this book not really knowing what to expect and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a very well written, easy to digest myth busting book of facts. It really gets you thinking and if you would like to make positive changes to your life this is the book for you. Each page is a different topic. I really enjoyed reading this book. It will make a great gift for friends and family in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "celebration of life" and a terrific read - so informative and helpful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "celebration of life" and a terrific read - so informative and helpful!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 January 2021
There are so many questions in daily life that we never quite manage to find the answers to, yet ponder endlessly. What's best to eat for breakfast? Why can I not resist sweet treats? What causes road rage? How much water is the right amount to drink each day? Is an afternoon nap ever a good idea? And is sleep really that important?

These questions, and so many more (219, to be precise!) are answered by Dr Stu Farrimond in the engaging, informative yet also highly accessible and entertaining style that readers of his past books and popular science blog have come to expect. And if this is your first encounter with the author, don't be at all concerned by the "science" part of the title: as he explains in the foreword, science gives richness and meaning to our daily lives, but it doesn't have to be shrouded in jargon and mumbo-jumbo.

This fantastic book guides readers through all aspects of daily life, broken down into morning, afternoon, evening and night, to help all of us make positive choices to help our sleep, work, diet, rest, relationship and exercise patterns. Supported by colourful infographics, quotes and bitesize information throughout, it's a swift page-turner that also provides plenty of opportunities to delve much deeper.
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