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Pseudoscience : a critical encyclopedia

Author: Brian Regal
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2009.
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More than just a collection of factual entries, this resource explores the difference between scientific and pseudoscientific pursuits. Turning metals into gold, reading head bumps for personality clues, finding water in the ground with a stick; at some point, all of these were considered legitimate scientific practices. But efforts to pass similar activities off as genuinely scientific are by no means confined to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedia
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Regal, Brian.
Pseudoscience.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009023703
(OCoLC)402541765
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Regal
ISBN: 9780313355080 0313355088
OCLC Number: 894803151
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 191 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Brian Regal.

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