Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
The informative and witty expose of the "bad science" we are all subjected to, called "one of the essential reads of the year" by New Scientist.We are obsessed with our health. And yet — from the media's "world-expert microbiologist" with a mail-order Ph.D. in his garden shed laboratory, and via... show more
The informative and witty expose of the "bad science" we are all subjected to, called "one of the essential reads of the year" by New Scientist.We are obsessed with our health. And yet — from the media's "world-expert microbiologist" with a mail-order Ph.D. in his garden shed laboratory, and via multiple health scares and miracle cures — we are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory, and sometimes even misleading information. Until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the questionable science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases, and missed opportunities of our time, but he also goes further: out of the bullshit, he shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: July 5th 2011
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Popular Science
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