• Book

    • A brief History of Pseudoscience
      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press
    • Marco Ciardi     

      A brief History of Pseudoscience

      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press


      Fake news, pseudoscience and conspiracy in a historical overview that underpins the boundaries between science and the rampant chatter in the public and political debate.

      Newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts and TV shows have always dedicated plenty of space to topics such as paranormal phenomena, astrological forecasts and contacts with extraterrestrials, without any scientific filters. But how does a pseudoscientific theory gain traction? What are its arguments and how are they structured?

      The book is the first of its kind and features a chronological path from Galileo Galilei to the present day, reconstructing the recurrent mechanisms of pseudoscience through the biographies of the characters who contributed to the development of certain ideas, from the myth of Atlantis to homeopathy and to racism.

      About the author

      Marco Ciardi teaches History of Science and Techniques at the University of Bologna. He is the author of over 200 publications in Italy and abroad, including numerous books. For Hoepli he has written Marie Curie (2017) and Il segreto degli elementi (2019).

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 12,5 x 19,5
      Print: Black and white
      Pages: VIII-168
      ISBN: 9788836000135
      Price: € 14,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788836000142
      Price: € 11,99
    • Platform: Amazon
      ISBN: 9788836000142