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Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science
 
 
Author
Michael Brooks.
Publisher Overlook  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9781590208540
Pages/Publication Date 311/2012
Daedalus Item Code 33043
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In this startling exploration of the secret side of scientific discovery, the author of 13 Things That Don't Make Sense shows how scientists have perpetrated the most successful cover-up of modern times. They present themselves as cool, logical, and levelheaded, when the truth is that they will do anything—take drugs, follow mystical visions, lie, and even cheat—to make a discovery. In his "salutary reminder that scientists are as human and fallible as anyone else" (Daily Telegraph, London) physicist Michael Brooks reveals the extreme lengths to which some of our most celebrated scientists will go (including Newton, Einstein, and Watson and Crick) in order to make new discoveries and win the world's attention.
 
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