Monday, 6 October 2008
Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing Hoax by Philip C. Plait
I know Phil from his blog and sceptical activities around the web so catching up with his book was only a matter of time.
Phil has a knack of making the debunking of nonsense witty and interesting. This book is a tour of twenty four misconceptions, myths or downright silly claims.
Suitable for both those with little or no scientific knowledge and perhaps those a bit more knowledgeable as his enthusiastic style and cheeky sense of humour make both new and old topics equally stimulating.
(Plus a good recommended reading section which scores highly with me)
Four out of five stars.