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Publisher Description

Dr. Philip C. Plait sets the record straight on many modern hoaxes and myths. Appalled that millions of Americans don't believe in the moon landing, or that an egg stands on its end only on the vernal equinox, Plait hilariously spills the truth and informs us of scientific inaccuracies in our everyday vernacular.

NOTE: Some editorial changes to the original text have been made with the author’s approval.

GENRE
Science & Nature
NARRATOR
KS
Kevin Scullin
LENGTH
09:40
hr min
RELEASED
2010
October 19
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
456.8
MB

Customer Reviews

HellsColdDay ,

I should have known.

The first half of this book reads as a basic course in Astronomy, reviewing everything from the moon’s phases and the seasons to why the sky is blue. I considered myself educated in the subject before reading Bad Astronomy, but was surprised (embarrassed) by how much I either didn’t know or knew wrong. For the first half alone, I highly recommend this book.

The second half focuses on debunking rather strange claims about Astronomy and science in general. For a lesson in skepticism, I approve, but I can’t say exactly what I got out of it. I already understood that the moon landing was not a hoax and that biblical claims don’t jive with research. If you are on the fence on these subjects or want to debate the crackpot in your life, then all the more reason you should check out Bad Astronomy.

Mattk7979 ,

Great

It's a great book that breaks you in and teaches you a lot of basics. Then moves onto some more advanced parts of astronomy. Phil Plait is a very smart person and a great author

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