Synopses & Reviews
Think Again! False Facts Attacked and Myths Busted by Clive Gifford takes readers on a wild ride through history, science, the natural world and the human body in search of-the TRUTH! Conspiracy theories, popular trivia, old wives' tales, common misconceptions, misinterpretations and other fallacies are explored to untruth exactly why they are wrong, and how and why they were adopted as fact in the first place. Thoroughly entertaining with fun typography, fast-paced text, light and fascinating side-stories, and lively, photo-montaged illustrations, this big huge compendium of curriculum-led subjects appeals to today's technological-savvy children. Fully detailing each myth and error, along with its historical or scientific background, each falsehood is debunked, and then a full explanation of its true facts are presented.
San Francisco Book Review
Clive Gifford has put together a fascinating compendium of what many might consider commonly known facts that Gifford proceeds to eviscerate. . . . This book is just plain fun. Its the kind of thing that will fascinate for hours on end, would be great on a long car trip, or could be made into a terrific board game. This is a party in a book. Everyone should own it. Everyone will enjoy it.
The fact-laden text is bolstered by silly and engaging photo collages and brief but interesting trivia sidebars. To a casual reader, the book may seem to be yet another study in myth busting, but it actually explores very abstract concepts, such as the evolving nature of knowledge and reasons for the rise and perpetuation of false information. Aside from providing an immensely entertaining read, Gifford encourages kids to stop taking facts at face value and to think critically, an essential skill for the information age. A Truth Trek in the back matter provides further reading on the web, in print, and at relevant museums and sites for each section.
About the Author
Clive Gifford is a best-selling author who has written hundreds of articles and over 100 books. Clives titles also include The Murder Map Mystery, Tomb Hunter, The Cosmic Toaster and Espionage and Disinformation. For Kingfisher, his recent titles include The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia and The Book Of Bad Things. Clive lives in Manchester, England.