Buy the Compound Interest Book!

Buy the Book

The first Compound Interest book, “Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell?”, on the weird and wonderful chemistry hiding in everyday foods and drinks, is now available to purchase in several different countries:

Reviews of “Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell?”:

  • “An entertaining read that is pitched just about right. It is clear enough for non-specialists to follow, while for those familiar with chemical concepts it goes far enough beyond the basics to encourage further reading.” – Chemistry World
  • “Taps into a rich vein of popular interest in… food and diet to explain chemistry concepts like optical isomerism, the body’s breakdown of drugs, how fluorescence works, and which molecules give you garlic breath. Brunning deals with these in a chatty but informative style accompanied by his trademark clear, colourful graphics.” – Science Book a Day
  • “A delightful read, “Asparagus” is filled with trivia about the things we eat every day. The book unlocks the mysteries for non-chemists, turning complex concepts into easily digestible bites.” — York Dispatch
  • “Brunning takes us on a molecular tour of what we eat and drink, breaking down the structures of molecules and their reactions to explain why bacon tastes so good and brussel sprouts so awful […] He uses bold graphics to show what the molecules look like, giving us a taste of how chemists see the world. Tucked into each vignette is an easily digestible chemistry lesson.” — Michelle Francl