Science, good, bad, and bogus by Martin Gardner

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Published by Prometheus Books in Buffalo, New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Science -- Miscellanea.,
  • Psychical research -- Miscellanea.,
  • Impostors and imposture -- Miscellanea.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementMartin Gardner.
SeriesOxford paperbacks
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ173 .G354x 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 412 p. :
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21314799M
ISBN 100192860372

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Buckley Jr., and Science: Good, Bad and by: About half the essays in Science Good, Bad and Bogus are extended book reviews, and in many ways these are even more revealing than the others. While a good number of the books he eviscerates have vanished into obscurity, all are, of course, still floating around in libraries and second-hand bookshops, and are thus continuing to delude the unwary.

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