An A-to-Z compendium of almost 500 pages of “facts” that are misleading, oversimplified, exaggerated, or just plain wrong. Long before Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight.
By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip Ward points out the senseless ideas that we have come to accept as fact. You’ll be amazed and baffled and might think that everything you were ever taught was wrong. Do you believe…
Absinthe is a hallucinogen
Accutane use leads to suicide
Acne is caused by eating chocolate and stress
Algebra can make 2 = 1
Altars are of Christian origin
Arctic is significantly colder than the rest of the world.
All correct? NO, ALL WRONG! And those are just some of the A’s!
Newly updated with today’s common misconceptions and available as a single-volume paperback for the first time, The Book of Common Fallacies exposes the truth behind hundreds of commonly held false beliefs.