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Bad science

Author: Ben Goldacre
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2008.
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Everyone has their own 'bad science' moments, encompassing everything from the useless pie charts on the back of cereal boxes to the use of the word 'visibly' in cosmetics adverts. Full of spleen, Ben Goldacre takes the reader on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of bad science.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Goldacre
ISBN: 9780007240197 0007240198
OCLC Number: 259713114
Notes: Index available via World Wide Web.
Awards: Shortlisted for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009.
Description: xiii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Matter --
Brain gym --
The progenium XY complex --
Homeopathy --
The placebo effect --
The nonsense du jour --
Dr Gillian McKeith PhD --
'Pill solves complex social problem' --
Professor Patrick Holford --
Is mainstream medicine evil? --
How the media promote the public misunderstanding of science --
Why clever people believe stupid things --
Bad stats --
Health scares --
The media's MMR hoax.
Responsibility: Ben Goldacre.
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'The most important book you'll read this year, and quite possibly the funniest.' Charlie Brooker 'Bad Science inroduces the basic scientific principles to help everyone to become an effective Read more...

 
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