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Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date October 12, 2010
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780865479180
ISBN-10 0865479186
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?

Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.



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Reprint edition from Faber & Faber (October 12, 2010)
9780865479180 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
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With Jonathan Cowley (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (January 4, 2012)
9781452655895 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption?
With Jonathan Cowley (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (January 4, 2012)
9781452605890 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $39.99
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