This book presents an investigation of a celebrated scientific discovery that was revealed to be fraudulent from a journalist with a unique insight into the case. It is expected that the book will be extensively reviewed due to the author's media connections, as she has written for the "New Scientist" and many other popular publications within the scientific community. It will also be advertised in "Nature and Scientific American". There are no competing works examining the extent of this fraud and the effects it had on the scientific community. It is written by a journalist with unprecedented access to this infamous case of major scientific fraud that hit headlines worldwide.Schon's discovery of a plastic that worked as a superconductor was noted as a scientific triumph before revelations that his discoveries were fake. This book analyzes the fraud and considers pressures that force unscrupulous behaviour from science's rising stars.
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'There are probably still more secrets under lock-and-key at Murray Hill and elsewhere, but for now Reich's engrossing book will be the last word on the matter.' - Peter Rodgers, Chief Editor, Nature Nanotechnology
'…Reich's journalistic persistence and technical thoroughness yield a largely complete, often dramatic account of Schön's roguery and downfall.' - Booklist
'Eugenie Samuel Reich unpicks the tale with meticulous care.' - Philip Ball, Sunday Times
'…a wonderful piece of forensic writing.' - Clive Cookson, Financial Times
'It is gripping stuff: a surprising page-turner that is well worth reading.' - New Scientist
'The book's real strength is the way it uses a journalistic approach to document what was happening on a week-by-week basis at Bell Labs...In doing so Reich uncovers a wealth of detail...that has not been published before. There are probably still more secrets under lock-and-key at Murray Hill and elsewhere, but for now Reich's engrossing book will be the last word on the matter.' - Peter Rodgers, Nature Nanotechnology
'A brilliant case study of research fraud.' - Clive Cookson, Financial Times
'Eugenie Samuel Reich offers an inside look into how the scientific establishment deals with human imperfection. 'Plastic Fantastic' is a transfixing cautionary tale of how easily wrongdoers can hide and thrive in modern science.' --Jorg Blech, author of 'Inventing Disease and Pushing Pills'
'A riveting tale of scientific detective work, and a story about an important issue in science that is often overlooked. A well researched page-turner.' --Amir Aczel, author of 'Fermat's Last Theorem'
'In a warts 'n all expose of the scientific process, Eugenie Reich investigates the world's greatest scientific fraud. Fascinating startling and highly readable. If you thought science was as pure as the driven snow, prepare to be shocked' --Justin Mullins, consultant editor, 'New Scientist'
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