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The Secret Anarchy of Science: Free Radicals (Paperback)
  • The Secret Anarchy of Science: Free Radicals (Paperback)

The Secret Anarchy of Science: Free Radicals (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/06/2012
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For more than a century, science has cultivated a sober public image for itself. But as bestselling author Michael Brooks explains, the truth is very different: many of our most successful scientists have more in common with libertines than librarians. This thrilling exploration of some of the greatest breakthroughs in science reveals the extreme lengths some scientists go to in order to make their theories public. Fraud, suppressing evidence and unethical or reckless PR games are sometimes necessary to bring the best and most brilliant discoveries to the world's attention. Inspiration can come from the most unorthodox of places, and Brooks introduces us to Nobel laureates who get their ideas through drugs, dreams and hallucinations. Science is a highly competitive and ruthless discipline, and only its most determined and passionate practitioners make headlines - and history. To succeed, knowledge must be pursued by any means: in science, anything goes. 'Brooks is an exemplary science writer' William Leith, Daily Telegraph

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846684067

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“Wonderful for any enquiring mind - any age”

I have only ever had a passing interest in Science, but Michael Brooks writes in a manner anyone can read easily. His facts are fascinating and often mind-boggling. He makes science available to everyone. I first came... More

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