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Author Event with Joe Schwarcz "Science Goes Viral"

The Crowded Bookshelf is excited to welcome author Joe Schwarcz to our virtual event space! Join us on Monday, November 15th at 6:30pm MST to celebrate the release of Science Goes Viral: Captivating Accounts of Science in Everyday Life. Joe will be joined by local author Melanie Peffer, author of Biology Everywhere, for this moderated discussion.

This event will be held via Zoom Webinar. Please register via Eventbrite in order to receive the access link to the event. Attendees watching via Zoom will be able to submit questions to the author. Attendees can also watch the event live via The Crowded Bookshelf’s Facebook page, but they will not be able to submit questions.


Science has gone viral! In more ways than one. Bestselling popular science author Dr. Joe Schwarcz breaks down the science of essential oils, placenta creams, intermittent fasting, and of course the spread of COVID-19 misinformation in this new collection from the master of demarcating non-science from science. Since we first heard rumblings about a novel type of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, terms like pandemic, spike protein, viral particles, variants, mRNA vaccines, antibodies, hydroxychloroquine, social distancing, immune response, convalescent plasma, aerosol transmission, and of course, face coverings, have entered our everyday vocabulary. The scientific literature has exploded with studies exploring every facet of COVID-19, but unfortunately the "viral" spread of misinformation about the pandemic has also reached epic proportions. Science Goes Viral provides a framework for coming to grips with the onslaught of COVID-19 information and misinformation in this ever-changing pandemic.


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Happy reading!

Event Date: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Online Event via Zoom
Science Goes Viral: Captivating Accounts of Science in Everyday Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770416505
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: ECW Press - October 26th, 2021