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Discarded Science

Author : John Grant
ISBN : 1904332498
Genre : Science
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A trawl through the history of those scientific ideas which seemed plausible, at least to some, but turned out to be wrong. Includes flat earth, hollow earth, lost worlds and bizarre ideas about evolution; Piltdown man and other scams; alchemy, aliens, humours and homunculi. A feast of curiosities.
Category: Science

Brain Powered Science

Author : Thomas O'Brien
ISBN : 9781936137756
Genre : Science
File Size : 58.42 MB
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Category: Science

More Brain Powered Science

Author : Thomas O'Brien
ISBN : 9781936137497
Genre : Education
File Size : 83.50 MB
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The inquiry-based lessons and related extension activities can serve as the framework for professional development collaborations or as a supplement to conventional preservice science teaching methods courses.
Category: Education

History Of Psychiatry And Medical Psychology

Author : Edwin R. Wallace
ISBN : 0387347089
Genre : Medical
File Size : 20.17 MB
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This book chronicles the conceptual and methodological facets of psychiatry and medical psychology throughout history. There are no recent books covering so wide a time span. Many of the facets covered are pertinent to issues in general medicine, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and the social sciences today. The divergent emphases and interpretations among some of the contributors point to the necessity for further exploration and analysis.
Category: Medical

Even More Brain Powered Science

Author : Thomas O'Brien
ISBN : 9781936137503
Genre : Education
File Size : 44.19 MB
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The third of Thomas OOCOBrienOCOs books designed for 5OCo12 grade science teachers, Even More Brain-Powered Science uses questions and inquiry-oriented discrepant eventsOCoexperiments or demonstrations in which the outcomes are not what students expectOCoto dispute misconceptions and challenge students to think about, discuss, and examine the real outcomes of the experiments. OOCOBrien has developed interactive activitiesOComany of which use inexpensive materialsOCoto engage the natural curiosity of both teachers and students and create new levels of scientific understanding."
Category: Education

Bogus Science

Author : John Grant
ISBN : 1904332870
Genre : Reference
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An exploration of pseudoscience looks at such topics as the power of crystals, the UFO phenomenon, and the interpretation of the Bible as accurate science.
Category: Reference

Bad Medicine

Author : Christopher Wanjek
ISBN : 0471463159
Genre : Science
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"Christopher Wanjek uses a take-no-prisoners approach in debunking the outrageous nonsense being heaped on a gullible public in the name of science and medicine. Wanjek writes with clarity, humor, and humanity, and simultaneously informs and entertains." -Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher, Skeptic magazine; monthly columnist, Scientific American; author of Why People Believe Weird Things Prehistoric humans believed cedar ashes and incantations could cure a head injury. Ancient Egyptians believed the heart was the center of thought, the liver produced blood, and the brain cooled the body. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates was a big fan of bloodletting. Today, we are still plagued by countless medical myths and misconceptions. Bad Medicine sets the record straight by debunking widely held yet incorrect notions of how the body works, from cold cures to vaccination fears. Clear, accessible, and highly entertaining, Bad Medicine dispels such medical convictions as: * You only use 10% of your brain: CAT, PET, and MRI scans all prove that there are no inactive regions of the brain . . . not even during sleep. * Sitting too close to the TV causes nearsightedness: Your mother was wrong. Most likely, an already nearsighted child sits close to see better. * Eating junk food will make your face break out: Acne is caused by dead skin cells, hormones, and bacteria, not from a pizza with everything on it. * If you don't dress warmly, you'll catch a cold: Cold viruses are the true and only cause of colds. Protect yourself and the ones you love from bad medicine-the brain you save may be your own.
Category: Science

Corrupted Science

Author : John Grant
ISBN : 1947071009
Genre : Science
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A searing exposé of the misuses and misrepresentations of science from the time of Galileo continuing through to the present day, this new edition includes updates on the asbestos industry, the chemicals industry, the sugar industry, the agriculture industry (the abuse of antibiotics), and the automobile industry (lead in gasoline). The final chapter has been expanded to include the full-blooded assault on science mounted by the Trump administration.
Category: Science

The New Apocrypha

Author : John Sladek
ISBN : 0586039740
Genre : Occultism
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Category: Occultism