They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts That Turned Out to Be Science Fiction by Graeme Donald (Hardback, 2013)

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Is the Earth hollow? Can lead be turned into gold? Could tobacco smoke resurrect the dead? Of course not - but some of history's greatest minds accepted these and many other scientific theories that have since been proven to be completely ridiculous. But we must not feel too superior: as well as showing why these ideas seemed so convincing, Donald also highlights other myths that persist today. May have odd mark from storage