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  • The Moral Arcby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99

    Bestselling author Michael Shermer?s exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand... more...

  • The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscienceby Michael Shermer

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00

    Michael Shermer and his team of scientists and scholars have created an open-minded two-volume set that gives evidence both for and against extraordinary theories. Four A-Z sections examine these phenomena from different perspectives. more...

  • In Darwin's Shadowby Michael Shermer

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 22.99

    Virtually unknown today, Alfred Russel Wallace was the co-discoverer of natural selection with Darwin and an eminent scientist who stood out among his peers as a man of formidable mind and outsized personality. In this biography, Michael Shermer aims to rescue him from the history's sidelines. more...

  • The Borderlands of Scienceby Michael Shermer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 18.99

    As author of the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe, and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, Michael Shermer has emerged as the nation's number one scourge of superstition and bad science. Now, in The Borderlands of Science, he takes us to the place where real science (such as the big bang theory), borderland science... more...

  • Why People Believe Weird Thingsby Michael Shermer

    Souvenir Press 2007; US$ 21.86

    "(A) splendid book." Vanity Fair Why do smart people believe weird things? Why do so many people believe in mind reading, past-life regression therapy, extra-terrestrial abduction and ghosts? What is behind the rise of 'scientific creationism' and Holocaust denial? In an age of supposed scientific enlightenment why do we appear more impressionable... more...

  • In Darwin's Shadowby Michael Shermer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 22.99

    Virtually unknown today, Alfred Russel Wallace was the co-discoverer of natural selection with Charles Darwin and an eminent scientist who stood out among his Victorian peers as a man of formidable mind and equally outsized personality. Now Michael Shermer rescues Wallace from the shadow of Darwin in this landmark biography. Here we see Wallace as... more...

  • The Believing Brainby Michael Shermer

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    The Believing Brain is a tour de force integrating neuroscience and the social sciences to explain how irrational beliefs are formed and reinforced. more...

  • The Believing Brainby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99

    The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world's best-known skeptic Michael Shermer upends the traditional... more...

  • The Mind of the Marketby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 19.99

    Bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy--and why people are so irrational about money How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace... more...

  • The Science of Good and Evilby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 20.99

    From bestselling author Michael Shermer, an investigation of the evolution of morality that is "a paragon of popularized science and philosophy" The Sun (Baltimore) A century and a half after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," science has begun to tackle the roots of morality. Just as evolutionary biologists study why we are hungry... more...