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Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astromy Bad Astromy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astromy and space you never knew you suffered from. --Stephen Maran, Author of Astromy for Dummies and editor of The Astromy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls. --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astromy is Good Science. Very good science... --James The Amazing Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural Bad Astromy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it! --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?
PHILIP PLAIT, Ph.D., works in the physics and astronomy department at Sonoma State University in California. He maintains the Web site badastronomy.com and writes monthly articles on astronomy for the German newspaper Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. His work has appeared in the Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook of Science and the Future and Astronomy magazine. He also writes a monthly column for astronomy.com.