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Blockbuster Science: the real science in science fiction – David Siegel Bernstein

Those who enjoy science fiction may well enjoy its science a lot more after reading Blockbuster Science and, for many of us, enjoying science is a way of enjoying life.

The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction – William H. Brock

This may be a short history, but it offers fascinating insights into the development of a very hard-won field of knowledge.

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress – John Brockman

For this collection, Brockman was on the hunt for scientific ideas that ought to be retired.

Good Thinking – Guy P. Harrison

Prometheus Books ISBN-10: 1633880648 Many books have been written about how to think, ranging from the technical to the superficial, not to mention the supercilious....

Heretics! – Steven Nadler & Ben Nadler

The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern PhilosophyPrinceton University PressISBN 9780691168692 Any cartoon-loving philosopher will be sympathetic to a book such as this, a handsomely-produced...

Intuition: Its Powers and Perils – David G. Myers

  Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-09531-7 I had a good feeling about this book from the moment I read about it. Vast claims are routinely made for...

Paleofantasy: what evolution really tells us about sex, diet & how we live – Marlene Zuk

  W. W. Norton & Company ISBN 10: 0393347923 It's common now to read complaints and warnings about modern life that trace the root of our problems...

Reality: a very short introduction – Jan Westerhoff

  OUP, ISBN 10: 0199594414 Westerhoff offers a potted survey of a subject that may be of some interest, though he raises several suspicions as to...

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