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Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain by Sergio Della Sala
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Feb 10, 09

Read in February, 2009

This was like catnip for my inner skeptic (really? no studies have shown a correlation between increased craziness/violence and full moons? hmmm). At 29 chapters there were bunches of interesting "myths" covered. However some of the chapters were much better written than others. Some had a downright pop science feel while others were the dullest of scholarly works. Almost every chapter included a full bibliography... just in case your inner skeptic wasn't satisfied.

My copy said it was reprinted and newly edited version which makes me wonder why it contained so many typos. Seriously, you'd think a prestigious press such as Oxford University Press could dig up a decent editor.

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