Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World

Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World

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by Phil Edwards
     
 

The 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.

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Overview

The 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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 biology if you went to the evangelical Christian high school I graduated from. The amusing infographics of the Fake Science website are what attracted me to this book." —Uproxx Gamma Squad

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440527012
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Phil Edwards (Chicago, IL) received his Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But don’t worry—while his degrees are in English and History, he has plenty of scientific knowledge. In college, he took Physics of the Arts and Zoology 101, for which he attended exactly one lecture and received a solid B.

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Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AnthonyMC More than 1 year ago
Science is better fake. Awesome book and surprisingly big. This is way more than the bathroom book I thought it would be. Plusses: chapters on space and chemistry. Minuses: not enough dinosaurs (weird since the blog has a bunch). Awesome book though, and definitely worth the money. SCIENCE!
HarringtonReader More than 1 year ago
Imaging if the Daily Show suddenly only covered science. You'd have Fake Science 101. Covering Astronomy, Biology, Chem, Earth, Physics, history, and how to be a scientist, this is a funny book that gives you a lot for your buck. I was amazed at the density—jokes are hidden in foot notes, quizzes, and even the pictures. A lot of care went into this, which makes sense since it was made by a lab. A great book for when the facts are too confusing. (I was a fan of the site and had pre-ordered, but you don't have to be to get the book).
AmandaMAM More than 1 year ago
This cute book is a good back to school gift and even smells like a textbook. I am getting it for my nephew as well, now that I've bought mine. It's the kind of book you can have in front of you while you're listening to the radio or something and just spend a few hours geeking out. Good read. This and I Am America (And So Can YOU!) are my go to reads now.