Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131629
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312206828
Format: PDF, ePub
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A noted author defends his personal attitudes toward the fundamental issues of classical philosophy, discussing the awesome mystery surrounding science and life and explaining why he considers himself a theist

When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809087375
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Collects debunking writings by the longtime Scientific American Mathematical Games columnist, in a volume that includes pieces on Ann Coulter's qualifications as an evolutionary biologist, the illogic of ESP, and Santa Claus. 10,000 first printing.

Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319113
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A prominent popular science writer presents simple instructions for 100 illustrated experiments. Memorable, easily understood experiments illuminate principles related to astronomy, chemistry, physiology, psychology, mathematics, topology, probability, acoustics, other areas.

Codes Ciphers and Secret Writing

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486320316
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks . . . even invisible writing and sending messages through space. 45 diagrams.