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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    The Borderlands of Science
    Subtitle
    Where Sense Meets Nonsense
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Shermer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195157987
    ISBN 10: 0195157982
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    LC classification: Q173 .S56 2002
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    numerous halftones and figures
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    13 February 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition ...a delightful antidote to the current proliferations of media-hyped pseudoscience. Sunday Times splendidly entertaining The Guardian
    Table of contents
    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