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    DescriptionThe universe is like a really big world filled with really difficult questions and lots of comets. Fake Science 101 is here to tackle those questions that are too tough to really answer. Like why is the sky blue? Where did the dinosaurs go? And what's with Einstein's hair? If you love Fake Science on the World Wide Web, you will love it even more on paper.* This cutting-edge volume shares the freshest discoveries to date made by the Fake Science lab--and completely ignores the sneers from the scientific community over its lack of research. Fake Science 101 is your go-to textbook for when the facts are just too confusing. *Unless you are a tree.


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    Title
    Fake Science 101
    Subtitle
    A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phil Edwards
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781440527012
    ISBN 10: 1440527016
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PD, WH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 460
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26000
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    B&T Approval Code: A26650000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, HUM010000
    B&T Approval Code: A50890000
    BISAC V2.8: HUM007000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 502.07, 502/.07
    DC23: 502.07
    LC classification: Q167 .E39 2012
    Thema V1.0: WH, PD
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Adams Media Corporation
    Imprint name
    Adams Media Corporation
    Publication date
    31 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Holbrook, MA
    Author Information
    Phil Edwards, Senior Fake Scientist, has been running "Fake Science" since March 2010. The explosive growth of the site has kept him Twittering, illustrating, and doing Google searches for his own name ever since. He does the graphic design and illustration for his company, Lonely CEO Media. His scientific training includes Physics in the Arts and Zoology 101, for which he attended exactly one lecture and received a solid B.
    Review quote
    "Plenty of fun and games and charts and tongue-in-cheekiness, the book is snazzily packaged in keeping with today's viral needs." --"The Atlantic Wire""A few years back we wrote about a hilarious blog called "Fake Science", which deals in intentional pseudo-science. Now, the creator of that blog is unleashing "Fake Science 101", a 272-page textbook for the fake-fact-loving science nerd in all of us. I had a chance to read the book. It's really funny and packed with fantastically colorful and exceptionally fake pictures and diagrams." --"Mental Floss""It has been a big summer for Tumblr books and the most recent, "Fake Science 101", might be the best of the lot." --Forbes.com"Phil Edwards' raucously wrong and ticklingly funny textbook "Fake Science 101" ... is filled with boatloads of falsehoods and an array of pseudo-scientific recommendations that would undoubtedly prompt a preponderance of lawsuits should they actually be taken seriously. Luckily, the book is clearly labeled as utterly, ridiculously phony." --RealClearScience.com"Think "The Daily Show" meets Bill Nye and voilà! You've got "Fake Science 101"." --"BusinessInsider"""Fake Science" has long been a quality source of 'brilliantly false' scientifically-flavored information that no one in their right mind would mistake for fact." --Gawker"To complex scientific phenomena that others approach with rigorous experiments and a steadfast belief in the reliability of the scientific method, he parachutes in with a disregard for data and a love for the absurd. In other words, unlike most of the people mentioned on this blog, Edwards isn't a real scientist. He's a fake scientist." --Smithsonian Surprising Science Blog"Phil Edwards might not know a lot about biology, physics or chemistry, but when it comes to fake science, he's an undisputed leader." --WBEZ - Chicago"The 272-page textbook is similar to other fake textbooks like Jon Stewart's "America", and it will help you get an A+ in
    Table of contents
    Geology: Some People Spend Their Lives Studying Rocks; Chemistry: The Spills, Explosions, and Terrible Smells that Make Our World; Physics: What The Government Wants You To Believe About Gravity; Biology: The Only Way To Get Nudity In A Textbook; Astronomy: A Whole Universe of Things That You'll Never Actually Be Affected By.