The Borderlands of Science
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The Borderlands of Science : Where Sense Meets Nonsense

By (author) Michael Shermer

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In The Borderlands of Science 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 the many interesting stories and insights involving many of history's most famous scientists.

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 24mm | 521.63g
  • 13 Feb 2003
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • numerous halftones and figures
  • 0195157982
  • 9780195157987
  • 707,183

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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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Review from previous edition ...a delightful antidote to the current proliferations of media-hyped pseudoscience. Sunday Times splendidly entertaining The Guardian

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