Fantastic fake science books and where to find them
January 21, 2008 9:08 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations for fake science books, or humoristic books in the style of a science book. Examples: the Haggis-on-Whey
books, or J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".
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Disclaimer: It's for a tentative "humor" section of a fake course manual I'm supposed to write for a not-for-credit teaching course. My chosen course would be "science and pop culture", and I don't want to do the whole thing about movies and tv so I'm curious if there are enough of these parody books to warrant one or two proposed lecture hours on humor/comedy. The take home message would be: people have to be familiar with the way in which science is usually presented to be able to enjoy these kinds of books.