books by Michael Shermer

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The Woman Cyclist
Elaine Mariolle, Michael Shermer

Contemporary Books, 1988



Teach Your Child Science: Making Science Fun for the Both of You
Michael Shermer

Lowell House, 1989

An exciting book of discovery, Teach Your Child Science introduces such subjects as physics, geology, and biology in terms that parents can easily share with their children.


Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future
Donald R. Prothero

Indiana University Press, 2013

The battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, and the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science in our country—all are reaching a fevered pitch. Many people and institutions have exerted enormous efforts to misrepresent or flatly deny demonstrable scientific reality to protect their nonscientific ideology, their power, or their bottom line. To shed light on this ...


The Raam Book: The Race Across America Book
John Marion, Michael Shermer, ...

Info Net Pub, 1988

Long distance cycling and race across America- its history, preparation and equipment, training and nutrition, rules and regulations, records and statistics. Fascinating book.



ALBA, 2009


Race Across America: The Agonies and Glories of the World's Longest and Cruelest Bicycle Race
Michael Shermer

Wrs Pub, 1993

Book by Shermer, Michael


Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

Three Rivers Press, 2008

These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do ...


Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

The Great Courses, 2013

Despite our best efforts, we're all vulnerable to believing things without using logic or having proper evidence-and it doesn't matter how educated or well read we are. But there is a method for avoiding such pitfalls of human nature, and it's called skepticism. By using rational inquiry and seeing subjects from a scientific perspective, we can approach even the most sensitive claims with clear eyes to ultimately arrive at the truth. During ...


Why Darwin Matters
Michael Shermer

Henry Holt, 2006


Prove It before You Promote It: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Marketing
Steve Cuno

Wiley, 2008

Combining hard science and marketing practice, Prove It Before You Promote It draws on marketing case studies and scientific evidence to help marketers eliminate bias, emotion, and common cognitive errors in order to make better, evidence-based marketing decisions. This book explodes the most common and costly marketing myths and draws on real, proven science to reveal how people actually behave in the marketplace-and how you can use that to ...


Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids
Daniel Loxton, Donald R. Prothero

Columbia University Press, 2013

Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments ...


Denying History: Holocaust Denial, Pseudohistory, and How We Know What Happened in the Past

Michael Shermer, 2009

Denying History takes a bold and in-depth look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. While most commentators have dismissed the Holocaust deniers as antisemitic neo-Nazi thugs who do not deserve a response, historians Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in the minds and culture of these Holocaust "revisionists." In the process, they show how we can be certain that ...


The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and ...
Michael Shermer

Times Books, 2011

Bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world's best-known skeptic Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. ...


A Manual for Creating Atheists
Peter Boghossian

Pitchstone Publishing, 2013

For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith--and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious ...


Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

Times Books, 2007

A creationist-turned-scientist demonstrates the facts of evolution and exposes Intelligent Design’s real agenda Science is on the defensive. Half of Americans reject the theory of evolution and “Intelligent Design” campaigns are gaining ground. Classroom by classroom, creationism is overthrowing biology. In Why Darwin Matters , bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how the newest brand of creationism appeals to our ...


Painting in a World Transformed: How Modern Art Reflects Our Conflicting Responses to Science and Change
William H. Libaw

McFarland & Company, 2005

This book shows how painting since the mid–1800s has reflected Western society’s mixed feelings about the transformations in our world produced by science and technology. Neither a chronicle of the development of modern art nor a history of the modern era, it instead discusses how artists have represented feelings and ideas about the technological changes of modern times. Some artists approach this task with an outward focus, representing ...


The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience 2 volume set

ABC-CLIO, 2002

Edited by Michael Shermer, editor and publisher of The Skeptic magazine, this truly unique work provides a comprehensive introduction to the most prominent pseudoscientific claims made in the name of "science." Covering the popular, the academic, and the bizarre, the encyclopedia includes everything from alien abductions to the Bermuda Triangle, crop circles, Feng Shui, and near-death experiences. Fifty-nine brief descriptive summaries and ...


Pseudoscience and Deception: The Smoke and Mirrors of Paranormal Claims

University Press of America, 2013

Pseudoscience and Deception is a compilation of some of the most eye-opening skeptical articles pertaining to extraordinary claims and pseudoscience. The articles explore paranormal, extraordinary, or fringe-science claims and reveal logical explanations or outline the deceptive tactics involved in convincing the vulnerable.



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