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Jonathan W. Maxwell Looks into the Piltdown Man Hoax, Others

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A lighthearted examination of scientific frauds throughout history, Piltdown Man and Other Hoaxes: A Book about Lies, Legends, and the Search for the Missing Link is Jonathan's recent work.

Around the turn of the century, mysterious bones are found on a work site in otherwise sleepy Piltdown, England. They look very old, perhaps prehistoric. The bones clearly belong to a primate, but what kind? Some of them look extremely primitive, while others appear to be those of a modern human being. 
Jonathan examines this disastrous fraud in depth, and explores other scientific scandals as well, such as those in regards to Bigfoot, the Yeti, lake monsters, and mermaids.

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