When the Earth was Flat

When the Earth was Flat

All the Bits of Science We Got Wrong

Hardback192pp Illustrated197x127mm

9781782438335     Product Code: 506071


Alchemists in search of gold; palaeontologists in search of a specious ‘missing link’ in the evolutionary chain; troops breaking step on bridges: Graeme Donald delves into the history of these and many other instances of scientific wrong-headedness, tracing the perpetrators and explaining how they got it wrong. He also debunks a plethora of popular beliefs, from opera singers breaking glass to suicidal lemmings.

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