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Pseudoscience: A Critical Encyclopedia (Hardback)
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Pseudoscience: A Critical Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 191 Pages / Published: 15/10/2009
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More than just a collection of factual entries, this rich resource explores the difference between scientific and pseudoscientific pursuits in a way that spurs readers to ask questions and formulate answers.


* 124 entries, from alchemy and alien abductions to yetis and zombies, that continually focus readers on the true nature of legitimate scientific methods and findings

* An introductory essay, drawing on the work of genuine historians and philosophers of science, offering guidelines for assessing topics in pseudoscience

* 40 original line drawings created specifically for this reference, depicting key individuals, creatures, artifacts, and more

* An extensive bibliography of current and classic works on the full range of pseudoscience topics covered in this volume

* An index that makes it easy to locate specific topics, terms, names, and ideas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313355073
Number of pages: 191
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book is designed to get general readers and students in the middle grades and up thinking about the difference between scientific and pseudoscientific pursuits, whether the term `pseudoscience' explains anything, and whether the various topics explored here, from acupuncture to zombies, are worthy of the name pseudoscience." - SciTech Book News
"This work successfully provides an objective view of pseudoscience topics. . . It is recommended for upper-level school libraries and public libraries." - ARBAonline
"Regal has compiled an interesting survey of pseudoscience. His introduction on the definition of pseudoscience and its social and philosophical implications is a very good way to start to think about pseudoscience and how to detect it. . . . Public libraries as well as academic libraries with popular-culture or history of science courses should consider acquiring this title." - Booklist

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