QUACK-Busters GUIDE caters mainly for the age group 13 - 19, give or take, but we hope it may also be a useful resource for older readers.


Ben Goldacre, Bad Science, Faber and Faber, 2010.

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World (various editions).

Martin Bridgstock Beyond Belief: Skepticism, Science and the Paranormal (Paperback, 2009).

Randi, James, The Supernatural A-Z, Brockhampton Press, London, 1997.

Yule, Tim, Sasquatches from Outer Space, Prometheus Books, New York, 2000.

Cawthorne, Nigel, Cults, Chancellor Press, London, 2002.

Hoggart, Simon and Hutchinson, Mike, Bizarre Beliefs, Richard Cohen Books, London, 1995.

Odyssey, Cobblestone Publishing Co. (Magazine about science for young people) Nickell, Joe, The Magic Detectives, Prometheus Books, New York, 1989.

Diamond, John, Snake Oil, Vintage, London, 2001.

Shermer, Michael, Why People Believe Weird Things, W.H. Freeman, New York, 1999.

Robert Todd Carroll, The Skeptics Dictionary, John Wiley & Sons, 2003 (the website below is based
on this)

Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit:

The Skeptic (magazine), London:

Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal:

Odyssey (science magazine for young people):

A Sceptical Dictionary - short essays on almost all topics to do with pseudoscience and the paranormal:

Science Frontiers (magazine):

James Randi Educational Foundation:

Strange (Magazine)

Skeptic Magazine: (American magazine edited by Michael Shermer)

‘Bad Science’ (weekly article in the Guardian newspaper by Ben Goldacre):