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Corrupted science

Author: John Grant
Publisher: Wisley [England] : Facts, Figures & Fun, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Grant took a fascinating look at deliberate hoaxes and frauds in the scientific world. He takes us through a rogues' gallery that features faked creatures, palaeontological trickery, false psychics, and miracle cures that aren't so miraculous. See how ideology, religion, and politics have imposed themselves on science throughout history. The themes, while entertaining as ever, are serious and timely.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Grant
ISBN: 9781904332732 1904332730
OCLC Number: 647854294
Notes: "Fraud, ideology and politics in science"--Cover.
Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Fraudulent scientists --
Seeing what they wanted to see --
Military madness --
The one true book --
Ideology trumps science --
The political corruption of science : Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, Bush's America.
Responsibility: John Grant.

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John Grant took a fascinating look at deliberate hoaxes and frauds in the scientific world. He takes us through a rogues' gallery that features faked creatures, palaeontological trickery, false psychics, and miracle cures that aren't so miraculous. See how ideology, religion, and politics have imposed themselves on science throughout history. The themes, while entertaining as ever, are serious and timely.

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