Bad Astronomy

  • by Philip Plait
  • Narrated by Kevin Scullin
  • 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Philip C. Plait sets the record straight on many modern hoaxes and myths. Appalled that millions of Americans don't believe in the moon landing, or that an egg stands on its end only on the vernal equinox, Plait hilariously spills the truth and informs us of scientific inaccuracies in our everyday vernacular.


What the Critics Say

"Plait succeeds brilliantly because his clear and understandable explanations are convincing and honest." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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A fun and informative bit of mythbusting

The egg story is a small and early tale. He also sheds light on asteroids, the moon illusions and stuff they get wrong in movies. I was a bit disappointed in the narration as it set something of a dull tone, but maybe because I know the author's voice.
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- Peter

Good intel!

After first chapter I almost returned the book as everything described was of so little value to me (I'm in science, but not astronomy). But later I realised that author was building a ground work for layman and that chapter played an important role in the book.

There was a lot of interesting chapters (and funny too), and there were a few I did not like. But overall very good information described and I picked up a few new facts for myself. I even re-listened to a couple of chapters - very nice!
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- Joe Public

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-10-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios