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75 Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer’s celebrated columns in Scientific American
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For fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience. His trademark combination of deep scientific understanding and entertaining writing style has thrilled his huge and devoted audience for years. Now, in SKE?TIC, seventy-five of these columns are available together for the first time; a welcome addition for his fans and a stimulating introduction for new readers.
Praise for the book
Dense with facts, convincing arguments, and curious statistics, this is an ingenious collection of light entertainment for readers who believe that explaining stuff is a good idea.
Shermer makes a strong case for the value of the scientific endeavor and the power of rational thinking in 75 brief essays…. Each entry is insightful, informative, and entertaining.
Michael Shermer is a beacon of reason in an ocean of irrationailty.
—Neil deGrasse Tyson
Skeptic Lapel Pin
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The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People
In his book about moral progress, Dr. Michael Shermer demonstrates through extensive data and heroic stories that, thanks to science and reason, the arc of the moral universe bends toward truth, justice, and freedom. The Scientific Revolution was so world-changing that thinkers in other fields consciously aimed at revolutionizing the social, political, and economic worlds using the same methods of science. This led to the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment, which in turn created the modern secular world of liberal democracies, civil rights and civil liberties, equal justice under the law, open political and economic borders, and the expansion of the moral sphere to include more people—and now even animals—as worthy of moral consideration. Epic in scope, The Moral Arc is the Cosmos of human history.
Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, calls The Moral Arc “A thrilling and fascinating book, which could change your view of human history and human destiny.” Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, says “The Moral Arc displays the impressive depth of Michael Shermer’s scholarship, wisdom and empathetic humanity, and it climaxes in a visionary flight of futuristic optimism. A memorable book, a book to recommend and discuss late into the night.”
The Magic of Math
A delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and magical properties behind formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. Learn key ideas of classic mathematics like: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius!
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AWARD WINNING BOOKS
by the Editor of Junior Skeptic
This mind-blowing feast for the eye depicts photorealistic CGI dinosaurs in their natural environment. A young ankylosaur (a plant-eating, heavy-plated dinosaur) living along the lush banks of a lake encounters an old ankylosaur. Gently, he endeavors to make contact, only to be rebuffed. Then a T. rex attacks, and old dinosaur is in grave danger. Will the T. rex triumph? It looks that way, until the young ankylosaur comes to the rescue, tail club swinging. This is book one in the Tales of Prehistoric Life series. Dramatic stories + eye-popping visuals = a surefire hit with young dinosaur lovers.
“Even by current high standards, the full-spread art is uncommonly photorealistic.” —Kirkus Reviews
Awards for the book
- WINNER: Selected for Vancouver, British Columbia’s 2015 Reading Lights Program (2015)
- WINNER: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2012)
- Finalist: Silver Birch Express Award, Ontario Library Association (2013)
In this science-informed followup to Ankylosaur Attack, Daniel Loxton tells a dramatic paleofiction tale of perhaps the largest flying animal ever to exist—the mighty pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus. While stalking a riverside for breakfast, the giraffe-sized pterosaur finds himself on the menu for a pack of small but ravenous feathered Velociraptor-like dinosaurs called Saurornitholestes. Can the giant escape from his Lilliputian assailants? Inspired by real-world fossil discoveries, this photorealistic adventure will delight and astonish. This is book two in the Tales of Prehistoric Life series.
“[A] riveting picture book…visually stunning…intriguing and original…an imaginative, scientifically based gem…”
—Jurors, Victoria Book Prizes
Awards for the book
- WINNER: Victoria Children’s Book Prize Winner (2014)
- Finalist: Lane Anderson Award for the Canadian Science Book Prize (2013)
A group of plesiosaurs—ocean-dwelling cousins of the dinosaurs—keeps safe by swimming in a family pod. But then a baby plesiosaur swims too far from its mother, attracting the attention of something very large and hungry. The struggle for survival is on! A unique blend of digital artwork and landscape photography illustrates this thrilling encounter. This is the third and final book in the Tales of Prehistoric Life series, and a Finalist for the Lane Anderson Award for Best Science Book for Young Readers in 2014.
“It is apparent from the accurate appearance of the plesiosaurs that they were thoroughly researched. …the same is true for other prehistoric creatures… ichthyosaurs, ammonites, belemnites…. They are the best I’ve seen in any book of this kind. …this is a lovely and visually striking book that makes the perfect bedtime story for any child…”
—Dr. Adam S. Smith, The Plesiosaur Directory
Award for the book
- Finalist: Lane Anderson Award for the Canadian Science Book Prize (2014)
Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be
Can something as complex and wondrous as the natural world be explained by a simple theory? The answer is yes, and now Evolution explains how in a way that makes it easy to understand. Based on the acclaimed articles from Junior Skeptic (Skeptic magazine’s science magazine for kids), and combining lavish illustrations, breezy prose, and deep science, this spectacularly illustrated introduction to the theory of evolution (written for ages 8–13) takes us from Charles Darwin to modern-day science. Along the way, Evolution answers common questions (and clears up misunderstandings) that sometimes confuse people about the history of life on Earth. This book has been applauded by expert reviewers including the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Center for Science Education.
Awards for the book
- WINNER: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2011)
- WINNER: Lane Anderson Book Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation (2011)
- Finalist: Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2011)
- Finalist: Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association (2011)
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