Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, And Big Pharma Flacks

byBen Goldacre

Paperback | July 5, 2011

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, And Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre
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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.
Preface  1. Matter 2. Brain Gym 3. The Progenium XY Complex 4. Homeopathy 5. The Placebo Effect 6. The Nonsense du Jour 7. Nutritionists 8. The Doctor Will Sue You Now 9. Is Mainstream Medicine Evil? 10. Why Clever People Believe Stupid Things 11. Bad Stats 12. The Media’s MMR Hoax And Another Thing  Notes Further Reading and Acknowled...
Title:Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, And Big Pharma FlacksFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 7.98 X 5.18 X 0.82 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 7.98 X 5.18 X 0.82 inPublished:July 5, 2011Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0771035799

ISBN - 13:9780771035791

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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