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Author Brooks, Michael, 1970-

Title Free radicals : the secret anarchy of science / Michael Brooks.

Imprint New York : Overlook Press, 2012.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  Q180.55.P75 B76 2012    Available  ---
Edition 1st U.S. hardcover ed.
Description 311 p. ; 23 cm.
Note Originally published: Great Britain : Profile Books, 2011.
Bibliography 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.
Subject 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.
Added Title Secret anarchy of science
ISBN 9781590208540