books by Michael Shermer
Teach Your Child Science: Making Science Fun for the Both of You
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.
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 ...
Race Across America: The Agonies and Glories of the World's Longest and Cruelest Bicycle Race
Book by Shermer, Michael
Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future
Donald R. Prothero
Indiana University Press
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 ...
POR QUE CREEMOS EN COSAS RARAS (Spanish Edition)
The Woman Cyclist
, Michael Shermer
Why Darwin Matters
The Raam Book: The Race Across America Book
, Michael Shermer, ...
Info Net Pub
Long distance cycling and race across America- its history, preparation and equipment, training and nutrition, rules and regulations, records and statistics. Fascinating book.
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 ...
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and ...
Michael Shermer-John Wagner Studios, 2011
In this, his magnum opus, the world's best known skeptic and critical thinker, Dr. Michael Shermer - founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and perennial monthly columnist ("Skeptic") for Scientific American - presents his comprehensive theory on how beliefs are born, formed, nourished, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. This book synthesizes Dr. Shermer's 30 years of research to answer the question of how and why we believe ...
How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God
Holt Paperbacks, 2003
A new edition covering the latest scientific research on how the brain makes us believers or skeptics Recent polls report that 96 percent of Americans believe in God, and 73 percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth. Why is this? Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular education, are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? Why do people believe in God at all? These provocative questions lie ...
Painting in a World Transformed: How Modern Art Reflects Our Conflicting Responses to Science and Change
William H. Libaw
McFarland & Company
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 ...
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 Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience 2 volume set
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 ...
Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids
Donald R. Prothero
Columbia University Press
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 ...
A Manual for Creating Atheists
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 ...
Pseudoscience and Deception: The Smoke and Mirrors of Paranormal Claims
University Press of America
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.
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 ...
Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying
Michael Brant Shermer
MATHEMAGICS shows you how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide faster in your head than with a calculator, let alone using pencil and paper. Imagine knowing the cash register total at the supermarket before the clerk rings it up, or the exact tip at a restaurant without appearing to think about it. With MATHEMAGICS these tricks are so easy to learn that they make calculating actually enjoyable.
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