Why is Milk White? And 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions by Alexa Coelho and Simon Quellen Field


Coelho and Field’s book gives readers answers to their burning chemistry questions. Questions are arranged by subject and include experiments for readers to try at home with adult supervision. Though the piece is text-heavy, relatively simple language is used and illustrations are provided for better reader understanding. While not recommended for a cover to cover read, this could be an interesting addition to a reference section.

Have a weird question you’ve always wanted to know the answer to? This book may provide a scientific explanation. Packed with detailed answers to some of the most bizarre chemistry-related questions, this book is a good place for amateur and aspiring chemists to browse through. In addition to questions and answers, the authors provide science experiments readers can try. Though much of the book was interesting, I didn’t the design was great. Many of the photos were blurry, and there were almost no pictures except in the science experiment sections. The breakdown of the book doesn’t make complete sense, and there’s no index to help you find the answer to a question. So, while this book may be fun to look through, it’s not the best for research purposes.

Rating: 3/5 

*Library of Science Selection

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