Hoaxed!

Hoaxed!

Fakes and Mistakes in the World of Science

Book - 2009
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Scientists are smart people, trained to be skeptical and to test their hypotheses. But sometime hoaxes, fakes and mistakes rock their world. Hoaxed! uncovers and explains 17 brilliantly bogus stories from the history of science. You'll find usual suspects such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, as well as some lesser known but fascinating stories: phony ancient bones, a ?lost? tribe who weren't what they seemed, a UFO crash landing and many more. The combination of far-out facts, archival photos and comical illustrations keeps science interesting for youngsters. Hoaxed! is a sure way to promote a high level of science literacy, keep kids questioning their world and get their hoax antennae twitching.
Hoaxes include:
? Crop circles made by a couple of British hoaxers that ended up creating a cultural phenomenon
? Cold fusion, the scientific ?discovery? that promised humanity cheap, clean fuel forever
? A fake ?Stone Age? tribe in the Philippines that caused a global media frenzy

Univ of Toronto Pr
The unbelievable-but-true stories behind the fakes, mistakes and misunderstandings that have rocked the world of science.

Baker & Taylor
Filled with facts, experiments, amusing anecdotes, and thought-provoking quotations, a guide helps readers to distinguish between fact and fiction in the realm of science.

Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781554532063
Branch Call Number: J 500 HOA
J 500 HOA
Alternative Title: Yes mag

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Uncovers and explains 17 brilliantly bogus stories from the history of science. Filled with facts, experiments, amusing anecdotes, and thought-provoking quotations, this guide helps kids distinguish between fact and fiction in the realm of science. Silver Birch Award nominee, Non-fiction, 2013


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LPL_DanC Jun 14, 2018

Great overview of some famous hoaxes and scientific mistakes--Bigfoot, crop circles, Roswell UFO, cold fusion. My 7-year old was spellbound, and, since it includes instructions for creating your own crop circles, is now possibly now headed for a career in hoaxing.

Scientists are supposed to be skeptical and question assumptions, but even scientists were taken in by some of these elaborate schemes.

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sashaak
Nov 10, 2010

this is a great bok
i loved it and learned some

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