An account of the errors into which seemingly infallible humans have fallen, whether through obstinacy, arrogance or carelessness.
The book gives a useful perspective on the risks and benefits of scientific advance.
Examples investigated include the Piltdown Man hoax and the Tay Bridge collapse.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 29/10/1998
- Category: History of science
- ISBN: 9781854879646