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Discarded Science:
Ideas That Seemed Good at the Time...

by John Grant

ISBN 1904332498 / 9781904332497 / 1-904332-49-8
Publisher Facts, Figures & Fun
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Alchemy, the flat earth theory, lost worlds, and aliens among us: these ideas once seemed plausibleóbut now we know theyre just plain wrong. Take a fun journey through the history of science as it transforms from a field of wild speculation into a powerful tool of understanding. Explore the world in upheaval as Earth changed from center of the universe to a smallish planet orbiting an average star. Find out about hidden races and unknown creatures (like Yetis); early and bizarre thoughts on evolution; ancient astronauts and UFO crazes; the music of the spheres; the acquisition of virtues through cannibalism, and much more!