Bad Science -ben goldacre bad science
Description Ben Goldacres wise and witty bestseller; shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; lifts the lid on quack doctors; flaky statistics; scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.
Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popular Guardian column. In this eye-opening book he takes on the MMR hoax and misleading cosmetics ads; acupuncture and homeopathy; vitamins and mankinds vexed relationship with all manner of toxins. Along the way; the self-confessed Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General performs a successful detox on a Barbie doll; sees his dead cat become a certified nutritionist and probes the supposed medical qualifications of Dr Gillian McKeith.
Full spleen and satire; Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious; invigorating and ultimately alarming journey through the bad science we are fed daily by hacks and quacks.
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