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Brooks, Michael, 1970-
Free radicals : the secret anarchy of science / Michael Brooks
Alternate Title Secret anarchy of science
1st U.S. hardcover ed
New York : Overlook Press, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  Q175.37 .B76 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Research -- Psychological aspects -- Popular works
Scientists -- Psychology -- Popular works
Research -- Methodology -- Popular works
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Popular works
Research -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Popular works
Science -- Philosophy -- Popular works
Fraud in science -- Popular works
Science -- History -- Popular works
Human behavior -- Popular works
Physical Description 311 p. ; 23 cm
Note Originally published: Great Britain : Profile Books, 2011
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents How it begins : dreams, drugs and visions from God -- The delinquents : rules are there to be broken -- Masters of illusion : evidence isn't everything -- Playing with fire : no pain, no gain -- Sacrilege : breaking taboos is part of the game -- Fight club : there's no prize for the runner-up -- Defending the throne : Machiavelli would be proud -- In the line of fire : life on the barricades
Summary Reveals the extreme lengths to which scientists have gone to make discoveries, sharing colorful stories of drug use, mystical visions, and cheating by famous figures from Newton and Einstein to Watson and Crick
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