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Descrição da editora
2011 Silver Medal Award Winner for Humor in the Independent Publisher's Awards! The contest is one of the oldest and largest, and this year included 4,000 books from around the world. "Bad Science: A Brief History of Bizarre Misconceptions, Totally Wrong Conclusions, and Incredibly Stupid Theories" takes a humorous look at bloodletting, alchemy, quack devices, the worship of meteorites, faked data, and secret testing on people. The history of science has been fraught with persecution, fraud,and ignorance on a massive scale, but that doesn't mean we can't laugh about it!
Chapters include: 1 Medicine, 2 Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals, 3 Birth, Contraception & Sex, 4 Dentistry, 5 Geology, Paleontology, Archaeology (and other things found in dirt), 6 Astronomy & the Space Program,and 7 Scientists, Heredity, DNA, Firearms, and Everything Else that didn't Fit into Previous Categories.