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Debunk it! : how to stay sane in a world of misinformation

Author: John Grant
Publisher: San Francisco : Zest Books, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. With so much bogus information coming from so many sources, how can anyone be expected to discover the truth? In Debunk It, author John Grant uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Grant
ISBN: 9781936976683 1936976684 9781480681361 1480681369
Language Note: Text in English.
OCLC Number: 867078416
Description: 288 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: pt. I. Facing up to misinformation : This stuff is everywhere ; The damage that it does ; On weasel words ; Building your own bullshitometer --
pt. II. Stalking the wild baloney : Noble monkeys: where we all came from ; The wonderful power of woo ; Bugs, bodies, and the mysteries of medicine ; The antivaxers --
implacable foes of reason ; No hoax: the truth about climate change ; That isn't exactly how it went: faking history ; Coprolite claims: faking archaeology ; The end of the world was nigh.
Responsibility: John Grant.


A guide to critical thinking for young readers looking to find some clarity in a confusing world.  Read more...
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John Grant has received two Hugo Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, and a number of other international literary awards. Under his real name, Paul Barnett, he earned a Chesley Award Read more...

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