I bought this book having only a cursory understanding of the subject matter (full disclosure: I am a PhD student in electrochemistry) and I thought that the book did a very good job explaining this strange story without getting too bogged down with details.
I personally believe that this should be a must read for all scientists as a lesson on how good people can fall into a hole and become blind to evidence staring them in the face. It also does a great job hammering in the importance of reproducing work and of properly doing controls. I honestly believe I have become a better scientist after reading this story.
- Publisher: Random House (1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394584562
- ISBN-13: 978-0394584560
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 726 g
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#1,010,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #5 in Fusion & Fission