The Secret Anarchy of Science: Free Radicals

  • by Michael Brooks
  • Narrated by Matt Addis
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For more than a century, science has cultivated a sober public image for itself. But as best-selling author Michael Brooks explains, the truth is very different: many of our most successful scientists have more in common with libertines than librarians.
This thrilling exploration of some of the greatest breakthroughs in science reveals the extreme lengths some scientists go to in order to make their theories public. Fraud, suppressing evidence, and unethical or reckless PR games are sometimes necessary to bring the best and most brilliant discoveries to the world's attention. Inspiration can come from the most unorthodox of places, and Brooks introduces us to Nobel laureates who get their ideas through drugs, dreams, and hallucinations.
Science is a highly competitive and ruthless discipline, and only it’s most determined and passionate practitioners make headlines - and history. To succeed, knowledge must be pursued by any means: in science, anything goes.

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Never Let's you down

I have read (listened) to all of Michael Brooks books. all fantastic! his insight into the world of science and his out look on the universe and understanding of the world around us will leave you hooked. write more please.
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- Dougie

Entertaining for non-scientists

A real joy to listen too as Matt Addis is very clear and engages you to carry on listening especially with what can be a quite dry subject. I will be looking for other books he has narrated. The book is also a fascinating insight into the world of science and Michael Brooks de-constructs the subject very well for non-scientist.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-06-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios