Added to Cart
More deals you may like
Shorlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
Longlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books
Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the bad science we’re fed by the worst of the hacks and the quacks…
Dr Ben Goldacre is the author of the ‘Bad Science’ column in the Guardian and his book is about all the ‘bad science’ we are constantly bombarded with in the media and in advertising. At a time when science is used to prove everything and nothing, everyone has their own ‘bad science’ moments – from the useless pie-chart on the back of cereal packets to the use of the word ‘visibly’ in cosmetics ads. This book will help people to quantify their instincts – that a lot of the so-called ‘science’ which appears in the media and in advertising is just wrong or misleading. Satirical and amusing – and unafraid to expose the ridiculous – it provides the reader with the facts they need to differentiate the good from the bad.
Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of ‘bad science’.
Related CategoriesMotor RacingNon-Fiction Books > EconomicsBooktopia Gift Guide > Get Men ReadingKids & Children > Premier's Reading ChallengeAthleticsBooktopia Gift Guide > Everything LavishBargains > Kids and TeensMusicDiariesChildren & Teenagers / Young Adults > Personal & Social IssuesFiction > Graphic NovelsNon-Fiction Books > Teaching English (ELT)Books & GuidesLifestyleNon-Fiction Books > Antiques & CollectablesNon-Fiction Books > Home & House MaintenanceFiction > Classic FictionOther BooksChildren & Teenagers / Young Adults > Picture Books & Early LearningChildrenStage MusicalsNon-Fiction > Business & ManagementNon-Fiction Books > EducationNon-Fiction Books > Politics & GovernmentBargains > Fiction