Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, And Big Pharma Flacks

July 5, 2011|
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, And Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre
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The informative and witty exposé 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.
BEN GOLDACRE is a British doctor, academic, writer, and broadcaster. He wrote the Bad Science column for The Guardian from 2003 to 2011, where he discussed topics such as pseudoscience and the misuse of science in media. He is now the Bennett Professor of Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Oxford and Director of the Bennett I...
Title:Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, And Big Pharma Flacks
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.23 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.23 X 0.8 in
Published:July 5, 2011
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771035791

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