Demon Haunted World

Demon Haunted World Author Carl Sagan
ISBN-10 9780307801043
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing." *The Washington Post Book World How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. "COMPELLING." *USA Today "A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity." *The Sciences "PASSIONATE." *San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

The Demon haunted World

The Demon haunted World Author Carl Sagan
ISBN-10 9780345409461
Year 1997
Pages 457
Language en
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
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Reveals the dangers associated with widespread scientific ignorance, and explains how scientific thought has served to overcome prejudice and hysteria

The Demon haunted World

The Demon haunted World Author Carl Sagan
ISBN-10 9780345409461
Year 1997
Pages 457
Language en
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
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Reveals the dangers associated with widespread scientific ignorance, and explains how scientific thought has served to overcome prejudice and hysteria

Billions Billions

Billions   Billions Author Carl Sagan
ISBN-10 9780307801029
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Author Carl Sagan
ISBN-10 0307801039
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully told." FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON) World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a ROOTS for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Einstein History and Other Passions

Einstein  History  and Other Passions Author Gerald James Holton
ISBN-10 0674004337
Year 2000
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Through his rich exploration of Einstein's thought, Gerald Holton shows how the best science depends on great intuitive leaps of imagination, and how science is indeed the creative expression of the tradition of Western civilization.

NAGPRA Science and the Demon haunted World

NAGPRA  Science  and the Demon haunted World Author Geoffrey A. Clark
ISBN-10 OCLC:48058859
Year 1999
Pages 5
Language en
Publisher
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The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) has ramifications that extend far beyond how archaeology is conducted in the United States. It throws into sharp relief the conlict betrween science-like views of the world, and those of the various anti- and pseudo-science constitutencies arrayed against them.

Demons from the Haunted World

Demons from the Haunted World Author Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
ISBN-10 1840683333
Year 2016-04-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Creation Books
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, a student of ukiyo-e master Utagawa Kuniyoshi, showed a predilection towards two types of subject in his early work: exceptionally bloody musha-e ("warror prints"), and supernatural images of demons and ghosts. Yoshitoshi maintained an interest in depicting the haunted realm of Japanese myth right up until his last major series, 36 Ghosts, in 1889 (two years before his death). Like all Yoshitoshi's art, these prints are now considered to be the work of ukiyo-e's last master practitioner.DEMONS FROM THE HAUNTED WORLD collects and considers over 150 of Yoshitoshi's most striking and disturbing images of spectres, monsters and demons - including the series 100 Ghost Stories, Heroic Beauty, and 36 Ghosts in their entirety - presented in large-format and full-colour throughout.

Broca s Brain

Broca s Brain Author Carl Sagan
ISBN-10 9780307800992
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent robots, extraterrestrial life and its consquences, and other provocative, fascinating quandries of the future that we want to see today. From the Paperback edition.

Why People Believe Weird Things

Why People Believe Weird Things Author Michael Shermer
ISBN-10 1429996765
Year 2002-09-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
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Revised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with more than 80,000 copies in print, Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical claims and explores the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing. In an entirely new chapter, "Why Smart People Believe in Weird Things," Michael Shermer takes on science luminaries like physicist Frank Tippler and others, who hide their spiritual beliefs behind the trappings of science. Shermer, science historian and true crusader, also reveals the more dangerous side of such illogical thinking, including Holocaust denial, the recovered-memory movement, the satanic ritual abuse scare, and other modern crazes. Why People Believe Strange Things is an eye-opening resource for the most gullible among us and those who want to protect them.

The Skeptic s Dictionary

The Skeptic s Dictionary Author Robert Carroll
ISBN-10 1118045637
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers "Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times, or at least have it within reach as first aid for psychic attacks. We need all the help we can get." -James Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, randi.org "From alternative medicine, aliens, and psychics to the farthest shores of science and beyond, Robert Carroll presents a fascinating look at some of humanity's most strange and wonderful ideas. Refreshing and witty, both believers and unbelievers will find this compendium complete and captivating. Buy this book and feed your head!" -Clifford Pickover, author of The Stars of Heaven and Dreaming the Future "A refreshing compendium of clear thinking, a welcome and potent antidote to the reams of books on the supernatural and pseudoscientific." -John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper "This book covers an amazing range of topics and can protect many people from being scammed." -Stephen Barrett, M.D., quackwatch.org Featuring close to 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic's Dictionary is a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on all things supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. It covers such categories as alternative medicine; cryptozoology; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk science; logic and perception; New Age energy; and the psychic. For the open-minded seeker, the soft or hardened skeptic, and the believing doubter, this book offers a remarkable range of information that puts to the test the best arguments of true believers.

Unweaving the Rainbow

Unweaving the Rainbow Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9780141937038
Year 2006-04-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of science enhances our wonder of the world. He argues that mysteries do not lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution is often more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering even deeper mysteries. Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement on the human appetite for wonder.

The Varieties of Scientific Experience

The Varieties of Scientific Experience Author Carl Sagan
ISBN-10 1101201835
Year 2006-11-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so-called intelligent design, and a new concept of science as "informed worship." Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985 but never published, this book offers a unique encounter with one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.

Demon Haunted

Demon Haunted Author John Zaffis
ISBN-10 1942157061
Year 2016-08-01
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Language en
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Leading paranormal experts John Zaffis and Rosemary Ellen Guiley plumb the depths of bizarre phenomena involving demonic spirits, the restless dead, demon boxes, dybbukim, Djinn, 9/11 World Trade Center disaster relics, and more. They explore haunted homes and landscapes teeming with spirits and entities who pester and terrorize both people and animals, and defiantly refuse to let go. In addition, the authors discuss exclusive, never-before-told stories deeply personal to John Zaffis about urgent messages he has received from his famous demonologist uncle, Ed Warren, who is on the Other Side. What is Ed saying about John, his work-and perhaps even the future of demonology?

History of the Russian Revolution

History of the Russian Revolution Author Leon Trotsky
ISBN-10 9780241301326
Year 2017-02-02
Pages 992
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'The greatest history of an event I know' - C.L.R. James Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, The History of the Russian Revolution offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book presents, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the profound liberating character of the early Russian Revolution. Originally published in three parts, Trotsky's masterpiece is collected here in a single volume. It is still the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution ever published.