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The Good, the Bad, and the Bogus in Science

by Diane Swanson
illustrated by Francis Blake

Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Booklist’s Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth, 2002 VOYA’s Non-Fiction Honor List, 2002 Best Books of the Year List & Editor’s Choice List, Science Books & Films, 2002 White Raven Collection, International Youth Library, Munich, 2002 Eisenhower Collection of Math and Science Books , 2002 Los Angeles 100 Best Books List, IRA, 2002 Notable Non-Fiction List, Canadian Library Association, 2002

“This fascinating and kid-friendly book gives budding scientists and others an introduction to the tools and strategies needed to evaluate and understand scientific information.” —School Library Journal

Science affects every part of our lives. It can determine the foods we eat, the clothes we weareven the video games we play. But how do you tell the good science from the bad?

Bite into Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain and learn some winning strategies for sorting the good from the misleading in science. Through playful scenarios and fascinating real-world examples, each chapter encourages critical thinking. You’ll find tips for spotting bad science, ideas for identifying reports that misrepresent facts, and ways to keep your own brain from muddling the science news you receive.

Bursting with “Baloney Buster” information, quick “Your Turn” activities and playful new illustrations, this brightly redesigned edition, with recent examples of suspicious science, offers a fun approach to becoming a sharp-minded watchdog of reliable science. 


“A whimsically illustrated treasure trove of learning for young minds.”
—January Magazine, 06/09

“An excellent book.”
—Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, 07/27/16


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