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Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk
Massimo Pigliucci

University Of Chicago Press, 2010

Recent polls suggest that fewer than 40 percent of Americans believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution, despite it being one of science’s best-established findings. More and more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children for fear it causes autism, though this link can been consistently disproved. And about 40 percent of Americans believe that the threat of global warming is exaggerated, despite near consensus in the scientific community ...


The No-Nonsense Guide to International Development (No-Nonsense Guides)
Maggie Black

New Internationalist, 2007

“Overseas aid” and “international development” are catch-all terms that cover a multitude of activities—and abuses. This guide explains what “development” actually is—and explores its political and economic roots. It shows what can happen in the name of development and argues for a more organic, social approach with those it seeks to serve as equal partners in the process. Maggie Black has written books for the Oxford ...


A Book of Nonsense (Children's Classics)
Edward Lear

Everyman's Library, 1992

The owls, hen, larks, and their nests in his beard, are among the fey fauna and peculiar persons inhabiting the uniquely inspired nonsense rhymes and drawings of Lear (20th child of a London stockbroker), whose Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846, stands alone as the ultimate and most loved expression in English of freewheeling, benign, and unconstricted merriment.


Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language
Robert J. Gula

Axios Press, 2007

Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical—how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense ...


A Life in the Day of Utter Nonsense, 2014

Aliens, giant chicken monsters, vampires and a mad scientist. Just another day in Imaginary City. The signs are all there. Something big is happening. Something not very good. It's up to Matthew Doorkey to find out what's going on and put a stop to it. With the help of a vampire with a cheese fixation, a slightly deranged but world-renowned author, a man who shares his body with an alien, a Hero who has just discovered his superhuman powers ...


Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert I. Sutton

Harvard Business Review Press, 2006

The best organizations have the best talent. . . Financial incentives drive company performance. . . Firms must change or die. Popular axioms like these drive business decisions every day. Yet too much common management “wisdom” isn’t wise at all—but, instead, flawed knowledge based on “best practices” that are actually poor, incomplete, or outright obsolete. Worse, legions of managers use this dubious knowledge to make decisions that ...


Sally Kahler Phillips

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2006

A rhino with wings, a bat with a hat, a book-reading bunny? Nonsense! But author-illustrator Sally Kahler Phillips shows us more than obvious nonsense--she reminds us that there's another kind of nonsense at large in the world-- a less delightful and more insidious sort that occurs every time a child is belittled or not taken seriously. And that's the kind of nonsense no one should stand for! Sally Kahler Phillips lends her distinctive rhyming ...


Nonsense from the Bible
Brian Baker

FastPencil, Inc., 2012

The author of this book, Brian Baker, was a 'born again' fundamentalist Christian for seventeen years. For ten of those years he was the founding pastor of one of Australia's largest churches (1979-89). Following the failure of his marriage, he resigned from the ministry and then spent the following few years seriously examining his faith and the veracity of the Bible. Finally he came to the conclusion that his Christian beliefs were seriously ...


A Nonsense Anthology

Public Domain Books, 2005

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities: A Policy Guide
Samuel Walker

Cengage Learning, 2010

Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Seventh Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a "masterful critique" of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric while emphasizing current research and proven practice. ...


Boot Camp for Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the SAT I, 3rd Edition
M. Denmark Manning

Xlibris, 2010

"Boot Camp For Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the SAT I" is probably the best book on the market for sheer effectiveness at raising scores. If you diligently study the material on a regular basis and make a sincere effort, you will


No-Nonsense Algebra: Part of the Mastering Essential Math Skills Series
Richard W. Fisher

Math Essentials, 2011

Learn all the Algebra you need to know! Algebra teachers are raving about this book! Algebra made easy to understand for ALL students! A complete, comprehensive stand alone Algebra I program. Also, can be used as a perfect supplement to any high school or college Algebra course. Free online math video tutorials included! That's like having a math tutor available 24/7 Free sample videos are available at .Much more than ...


It's Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership
Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Business Plus, 2008

The story of Captain Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. By governing his ship with his unique management techniques, Abrashoff turned the Benfold into a model of naval efficiency, with amazing cost savings, the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, and a highly motivated and top performing crew. In IT'S YOUR SHIP, he first demonstrated how to bring his successful management ...


F Wall Street: Joe Ponzio's No-Nonsense Approach to Value Investing For the Rest of Us
Joe Ponzio

Adams Media, 2009

"Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it." —Warren Buffett Investors shouldn't hate the market because of its up and downs. They should capitalize on it—and give a middle finger to those brokers wasting their time (and money) buying and selling, viewing investing as just buying stocks and not taking ownership of a company. In this book, Joe Ponzio gives an "f-you" ...


Simplified Strategic Planning: The No-Nonsense Guide for Busy People Who Want Results Fast
Robert W. Bradford, Brian Tarcy

Chandler House Press, 2000

Future success? or future shock? Only companies that plan ahead will survive the changes in business today--and tomorrow.


Garden Guide - A No Nonsense, No PhD, No Fuss Guide to Great Gardens with Hand-Holding How To's for Beginners ...
Sarah Olver

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

We’ve all admired our neighbor’s gorgeous gardens filled with flowering perennials and longed to recreate their beauty in our own back yard. But if we’re being honest, when it comes to gardening, most of us have no idea where to begin. Additionally, in these economic times, who can afford to hire an expert to come in and do the job for us? That said, regular folks all across North America and Europe are returning to the soil, shovels in ...


Reading Without Nonsense
Frank Smith

Teachers College Press, 2005

"Reading Without Nonsense" remains a groundbreaking, humanistic antidote to the managed "systems" approach to reading instruction. In his extensively revised fourth edition, Frank Smith brings teachers and teacher educators up to date on how reading should not be taught. It is a necessary reminder that reading and learning to read are natural activities. There is a massive assault on the independence of teachers of reading, mandated under the ...



The purpose of this Handbook is to provide a source of reference and information for anyone seeking interesting and controversial bible verses. Many of the verses may not be generally known by many Christians or usually heard in church or quoted by Televangelists. This is not an exhaustive list of verses of each subject as I have not included those which are repeated in other texts or are not applicable to the form of this list. Neither is this ...


Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine
Paul A., M.D. Offit

Harper, 2013

In Do You Believe in Magic? , medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine—an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks—can actually be ...


Getting Through to the Man You Love: The No-Nonsense, No-Nagging Guide for Women
Michele Weiner-Davis

Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press, 1999

An irresistible message for women If someone told you that you could have better, more meaningful communication with your partner, hug him without his thinking sex was imminent, get him to become more involved with the kids, or even realize that, unlike the oven, the house isn't self-cleaning, wouldn't you want to know how? Of course you would. Well, Michele Weiner-Davis is about to let you in on her secrets. Drawing on more than two decades ...



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