Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science

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Overlook, Apr 26, 2012 - Science - 320 pages
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Scientists have colluded in the most successful cover-up of modern times. They present themselves as cool, logical, and levelheaded, relying exclusively on facts and passionless interpretations of painstakingly researched results. But the truth is scientists will do anything--take drugs, follow mystical visions, lie, and even cheat--to make a discovery. In Free Radicals, physicist and journalist Michael Brooks seamlessly weaves together true stories of the "mad, bad and dangerous" (The Times) men and women who have revolutionized the scientific world into a fast-paced and thrilling exploration of the real process behind discovery. Brooks also traces the cover-up back to its source: the scientific establishment's reaction to the public fear of science after World War II. He argues that it its high time for science to come clean about just how bold and daring scientists really are.

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User Review  - Whitepdghops - Goodreads

This book is a good book if you like science. The book is pretty funny in my opinion because it shows the scientists outside life. The book has some relly good information about, well everything. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This book is a good book if you like science. The book is pretty funny in my opinion because it shows the scientists outside life. The book has some relly good information about, well everything. I ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is the author of Free Radicals and 13 Things that Don’t Make Sense. He is a consultant at New Scientist and has a biweekly column for New Statesman.

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