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The Borderlands of Science

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 368 Nombre de pages
Presents a collection of essays on various topics in science and personalities in science, including Carl Sagan, Sigmund Freud, an... Lire la suite
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Description

Presents a collection of essays on various topics in science and personalities in science, including Carl Sagan, Sigmund Freud, and Alfred Russel Wallace.

splendidly entertaining

Auteur
Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine (www.skeptic.com) and the Director of The Skeptics Society. He is a Visiting Associate at the California Institute of Technology, and hosts the Skeptics Lecture Series at Cal Tech. He has authored several popular books on science, scientific history, and the philosophy and history of science, including Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, and Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It? (with Alex Grobman). He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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20 halftones & 26 line illus.



Résumé
Michael Shermer takes us to the place where real science (such as the big bang theory), borderland science (superstring theory), and just plain nonsense (Big Foot) collide with one another. An excursion through the borderlands of science, history, and historical biography, enlivened by interesting stories and insights involving many of history's most famous scientists.

Contenu

Introduction; PART I: BORDERLANDS THEORIES; 1. The Knowledge Filter; 2. Theories of Everything; 3. Only God Can Do That?; 4. Blood, Sweat, and Fears; 5. Paradigms and Paradoxes; PART II: BORDERLANDS PEOPLE; 6. The Day the Earth Moved; 7. Heretic-Personality; 8. A Scientist Among the Spiritualists; 9. Pedestals and Statues; 10. The Exquisite Balance; PART III: BORDERLANDS HISTORY; 11. The Beautiful People Myth; 12. The Amadeus Myth; 13. A Gentlemanly Arrangement; 14. The Great Bone Hoax; Bibliography; Index

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Borderlands of Science
Sous-titre: Where Sense Meets Nonsense
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Code EAN: 9780195157987
ISBN: 978-0-19-515798-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Sciences naturelles en général
nombre de pages: 368
Poids: 513g
Taille: H234mm x B155mm x T23mm
Année: 2003