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Alchemy, the flat earth theory, lost worlds, and aliens among us: these ideas once seemed plausibleand#151;but now we know theyand#8217;re just plain wrong. Take a fun journey through the history of science as it transforms from a field of wild speculation into a powerful tool of understanding. Explore the world in upheaval as Earth changed from center of the universe to a smallish planet orbiting an average star. Find out about hidden races and unknown creatures (like Yetis); early and bizarre thoughts on evolution; ancient astronauts and UFO crazes; the music of the spheres; the acquisition of virtues through cannibalism, and much more!

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Thomas Kirby, July 26, 2007 (view all comments by Thomas Kirby)
I bought this book to read about how the bad science of years gone by was "debunked", such as Blondlot's N-Rays, but that's not what this book is about. It's more about the philosphy behind science, and the process of how science has developed. It's still and interesting book, but I could have used a few more entertaining silly examples. For example, the N-Rays story only rated a couple of pages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781904332497
Subtitle:
Ideas That Seemed Good at the Time...
Author:
Grant, John
Author:
Barnett, Paul
Publisher:
Facts, Figures and Fun
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
WALL CALENDARS - PETS/ANIMALS WALL
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20061028
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in 2-color
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 in

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