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Everything You Know About Science is Wrong

Matt Brown



ISBN: 9781849944021

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Publication date: 9 February 2017

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Publication date: 16 February 2017

Series: Everything You Know About...

Category: Science

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A highly entertaining, myth-busting read for anyone with even a passing interest in science.

Hot on the heels of the fascinating compendium Everything You Know About London Is Wrong, this next book in the series, written by author Matt Brown in his trademark humourous style, debunks the scientific myths we all take for granted. Does nothing travel faster than the speed of light? Well, in certain circumstances, a winded tortoise can go faster. Are there actually seven colours in a rainbow? Think again. And our author merrily explains why our hair and nails don’t keep growing after we die and why chemicals in our diet might not be the toxic threats we are led to believe.

Covering everything from pseudoscience to phenomena of physics, scandals of space and scientific misquotes, Everything You Know About Science is Wrong shatters a range of illusions we have accepted unquestioningly since childhood and demystifies this most puzzling of subjects.


Matt Brown is author of several books for Batsford, using his trademark humour and playfulness as tools to explore the world. He has served as editor and editor-at-large of, writing on topics as diverse as street art, politics, map-making and science. With a deep love of trivia, he’s written and hosted hundreds of quizzes, including events for the Museum of London and Manchester Science Museum, among many others. He lives in Hertfordshire and tweets at @mattfromlondon.