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We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. With so much bogus information coming from so many sources, how can anyone be expected to discover the truth? In Debunk It, author John Grant uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He provides a roundup of the rhetorical tricks people use when attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, and even offers advice about how to take these unscrupulous pundits down. This revised and expanded edition includes an additional chapter on fake news. So if you're tired of hearing blowhards spouting off about climate change, history, evolution, medicine, and more, this is the book for you.

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John Grant

John Grant is author of some seventy books, of which about twenty-five are fiction, including novels like and most recently and . His "book-length fiction" , illustrated by Bob Eggleton, was shortlisted for a Hugo Award in 2003; its successor was . His first story collection, , appeared in 2004. He is editor of the anthology , which was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award. His novellas and have appeared from PS Publishing. His latest fiction book is , his second story collection; it's published by Alchemy Press. His most recent nonfiction is . Earlier, he coedited with John Clute and wrote in their entirety all three editions of ; both encyclopedias are standard reference works in their field. Among other recent nonfictions have been (a Book of the Year) , and As John Grant he has to date received two Hugo Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, and a number of other international literary awards. He has written books under other names, even including his real one: as Paul Barnett, he has written a few books (like the space operas and ) and for a number of years ran the world-famous fantasy-artbook imprint Paper Tiger, for this work earning a Chesley Award and a nomination for the World Fantasy Award.

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