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ISBN10: 0195135156 ISBN13: 9780195135152 LCC: Q175.52 Edition: (cloth : alk. paper)


Includes index. It's not news, it's entertainment : in which the media covers voodoo science -- The belief gene : in which science offers a strategy for sorting out the truth -- Placebos have side effects : in which people turn to "natural" medicine -- The virtual astronaut : in which people dream of artificial worlds -- There ought to be a law : in which Congress seeks to repeal the laws of thermodynamics -- Perpetuum mobile : in which people dream of infinite free energy -- Currents of fear : in which power lines are suspected of causing cancer -- Judgment day : in which the courts confront "junk science" -- Only mushrooms grow in the dark : in which voodoo science is protected by official secrecy -- How strange is the universe? : in which ancient superstitions reappear as pseudoscience.


  • LCC: Q175.52

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: x, 230 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition Info: (cloth : alk. paper)


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