books by Michael Shermer
The Raam Book: The Race Across America Book
, Michael Shermer, ...
Info Net Pub
If you can find this book buy it
This is one of the few good references materials for the worlds most difficult sporting event. Don't believe me? Give it a try.
Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying
Michael Brant Shermer
A truly amazing insight into various ways to mystify others with seemingly impossible mathematical challenges. Learn how to determine the day someone was born on, or guess the missing number in the answer to a multiplication problem. This book provides you with insight to the fun (yes... fun) side of math. You will be greatly impressed by the tricks to amaze your friends and make math interesting
The Woman Cyclist
, Michael Shermer
My favorite cycling book
I have recently rediscovered my childhood love of bicycling. I bought this book because I always like to read up on my interests. This book was more than the usual "nuts and bolts", such as maintenance, technique, nutrition etc found in sporting books. I thoroughly enjoyed the personal adventure/experience stories from the various women cyclists. Most books simply instruct and educate, this one ...
Prove It before You Promote It: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Marketing
Master Marketer comments on the Forward of the Book
Don't miss the special invitation at the end... "Though marketers readily admit that their target market doesn't purchase rationally, the trick for marketers is to avoid irrational decision making them when it's their turn to be the customer as they weigh buying into a marketing program." Michael Shermer Michael Shermer PhD, bestselling author of The Mind of the Marketing, wrote this in ...
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
, Michael Shermer
Three Rivers Press
After growing woefully bad at mental arithmetic, I purchased this book in preparation for an MBA program this fall. It is amazing how much "Mental Math" has helped me regain my confidence and improve my math skills. You should note, however, that this book doesn't offer any magic secrets. The book offers systematic approaches toward mental math, but it takes practice and effort to master these ...
Teach Your Child Science : Making Science Fun for the Both of You
Interesting and useful
"Teach Your Child Science" is a useful and well written book. Children are naturally curious about the world. With this book, you will help your child discover and understand aspects of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, and phychology. And there is much more here than many good, simple experiments. Science is more than an area of interest; a basic understanding of science ...
Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?
University of California Press, 2000
Historiography applied to Holocaust Denial
"Denying History" is best seen as a case study of historiography; the authors' take on the issue of defining the difference between history, revision, and denial. Shermer and Grobman argue that there is a very real difference between revisionism and denial, and that, despite arguments to the contrary, Holocaust deniers' are engaged in exactly that - denial. The book gets into many of the ...
The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience
Even if your not a believer in the supernatural there's more to fight off such as astrology,acupuncture,UFO's,and other delusions you might think true but has no evidence. Great for debating those creationists and other weird beliefs people seem to have.
Painting in a World Transformed: How Modern Art Reflects Our Conflicting Responses to Science and Change
William H. Libaw
McFarland & Company
Delightfully insightful and engaging study of art and knowledge
I was extremely impressed with author William H. Libaw's ability to illustrate the peculiar relationship between art and science in an accessibly provocative way. He follows the development of artistic styles through the eras and uses the metaphor of a mirror to reflect art's evolutionary tendendency to imitate life and vice versa until eventually the relationship is cracked, confused, and ...
Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design
Good book on why intelligent design is irrelevant
A highly readable book that precisely discusses the current debates around evolution, intelligent design, why people belief in God and why Darwin matters. Shermer knows exactly what the issues are and presents them in a straightforward way. I'd definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in this topic, whether believer or skeptic.
The Science of Good and Evil : Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule
Michael Shermer, 2004
A reasonable morality for a reasonable species.
The Science of Good and Evil is the third book of a series by Michael Shermer. The first book was Why People Believe Weird Things, and the second book was How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God. The substance of this book is discussion of morality and ethics, with view towards science to give some guidance on the origins (evolution) and function of morality. Shermer does ...
Teach Your Child Math : Making Math Fun for the Both of You
Michael Brant Shermer
What a great idea
I read this book because, although I don't have any kids yet, I want to do some substitute teaching this spring. I thought I might be able to capture some of the fun that math games can entail. This book does the job. Bear in mind, these exercises are for YOUNGER children, up to 3rd grade or so. The authors are full of ideas, and seem to have a grasp both of child psychology, and the trials ...
How We Believe, 2nd Edition: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God
Rational approach to religion.
Michael Shermer gives a comprehensive review of public opinion regarding religion and religious beliefs. He provides detailed statistics on a number of religious questions and reviews Christian, Jewish, and Muslim beliefs. If you want to know what people think about religion and their personal faith and beliefs, this is a good source of information. Shermer is objective and goes into details ...
Why People Believe Weird Things (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
The Long and the Short of It (from Ahadada Books)
I liked this book enough to use it as a text book for my Waseda classes in Japan (a land where cults and the irrational are allowed room to flourish, though I'm sorry to say that contemporary America fits largely in that category as well). The vocabulary was wonderful, the explanations of various weirdnesses were fun, and above all, the chapters on logical thinking and the scientific method were ...
Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown
Esoteric Collection of Essays
There are two kinds of people in the world; those who question what they see and hear and those who prefer to leave the contemplation to others. Society is a delicate balance between these two forces. Too much faith in conventional wisdom can lead to stagnation while too much questioning can lead to paralysis by analysis and chaos. What Michael Shermer does is try to encourage healthy skepticism ...
The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense
Oxford University Press, USA, 2001
An excellent treaty on critical thinking
This is the second book on critical thinking I read by this author. The other was "Why People Believe Weird Things." They are both excellent. Michael Shermer is quite a polymath and original thinker. Armed with a Ph.D. in History of Science and an M.S. in Experimental Psychology, Shermer has acquired an outstanding understanding of the scientific method. He is an excellent writer who has ...
In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace: A Biographical Study on the Psychology of ...
Oxford University Press, USA
In the shadow no longer
Alfred Russel Wallace seems to rate hardly more than a footnote in the history of the theory of evolution. Like most who have studied this subject, I knew of Wallace's mutual discovery of the theory and evidence in support of it. I knew too of Darwin's generous introduction of the man as a co-discoverer, and even of the theory that that introduction might have been more premeditated and less ...
The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics
Times Books, 2010
Cooperation as an evolved survival skill
Michael Shermer's book is a wonderful romp through cognitive science (fMRI's et al.) & the abounding evolutionary disciplines including economics, biology and physics. Wonderland. One of its two guideslines is Spinoza's pledge not to scorn human actions but to understand them. He explores the limits and nature of human consciousness and awareness and, as he is wont to do, bites most ...
AN AMAZING LIFE.: An article from: Skeptic (Altadena, CA)
Skeptics Society & Skeptic Magazine
This digital document is an article from Skeptic (Altadena, CA), published by Skeptics Society & Skeptic Magazine on January 1, 2001. The length of the article is 7630 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser. Citation Details Title: AN AMAZING LIFE. ...
search for books
Kindle - Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
This is the future of book reading. I have used it and love it!
toys & games:
Barbie Basics Exclusive Red Dress Brunette #03
impressum - about us