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Scientific Blunders A Brief History of How Wrong Scientists Can Sometimes Be by Robert Youngson
  

Scientific Blunders A Brief History of How Wrong Scientists Can Sometimes Be

Synopsis

Scientific Blunders A Brief History of How Wrong Scientists Can Sometimes Be by Robert Youngson

An account of the errors into which seemingly infallible humans have fallen, whether through obstinacy, arrogance or carelessness. The book gives a useful perspective on the risks and benefits of scientific advance. Examples investigated include the Piltdown Man hoax and the Tay Bridge collapse.

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Publication date

1st January 1998

Author

Robert Youngson

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Publisher

Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

History of science
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ISBN

9781854879646

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