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Virtual Unreality

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Virtual Unreality by Charles Seife
Paperback $18.00
Aug 04, 2015 | ISBN 9780143127673

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Praise for Virtual Unreality
“Mr. Seife (a professor of journalism at New York University and the author of five books on science and math) . . . is a meticulous writer, and he quickly won me over—unfortunately. . . . [H]is portrait is persuasive and thus disconcerting and frightening.”
—Howard Schneider, The Wall Street Journal
Virtual Unreality is a talisman we gullible can wield in the hope that we won’t get fooled again.”
—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“Intense and incisive, Seife’s exposé of potent tricks on the mesmerizing, overpowering Internet makes us very wary about anything that cannot be verified with our own eyes.”
Publishers Weekly

“An ingenious overview of a wildly unreliable Internet.”
Kirkus (starred review)

“A cogent, balanced, quietly impassioned call for Internet skepticism.”

“Seife proves meticulous in amassing much of what we know about the perils of the Internet and explaining its significance for anyone trying to separate truth from falsehood . . . informed, nimble, endlessly quotable, and timely . . . an indispensable guide to almost everything sinister about the Internet.”
Christian Science Monitor

Praise for Sun in a Bottle
“A model of what scientific history should be.”
The Washington Times
 Praise for Alpha and Omega
“Dispatches from science’s front lines . . . spiced with fresh discoveries and dsiputes.”
Los Angeles Times
Praise for Zero
“Written with clarity and infectious enthusiasm that are rare in science writing, and practically unknown among those who dare to explain mathematics. Zero is really something.”
The Washington Post
Praise for Decoding the Universe
“For the former liberal arts major and other right-brainers, Seife is the man.”
Salon.comCharles Seife

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