Book Reviews

New Books

 

Tabakkonacht

The antismoking endgame

By Michael J Mcfadden

AEthena Press

ISBN 978-0-9744979-1-4

Review

Watermelons

How environmentalists are killing the planet, destroying the economy and stealing your children’s future.

Biteback Publishing 2012

ISBN 978-1-8495-217-3

Review

 

 

And now, the good news!

The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment 

By Craig D. Idso & Sherwood B. Idso

Published by Vales Lake Publishing 

Review

 

 

Our Gaderine generation

Scared to Death 
by Christopher Booker and Richard North, 
 

Continuum UK, 2007, ISBN 0 8264 8614 2.

Review

 

 

Almost a great book

The great cholesterol con

By Anthony Colpo, 2006

UK ISBN 978 1 4116 9475 0

Review

 

 

More damned lies and statistics: how numbers confuse public issues

By Joel Best

University of California Press, 2004, ISBN 0 520 23830 3

Review

 

 

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

The True Story of DDT, PCB and DIOXIN

By Przemysłav Mastalerz

ISBN 83-905776-5-8

WYDAWNICTO CHEMICZNE

Wrocław, Poland

Review

 

 

Prophets and losses

Fooled by Randomness: the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets

By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Thomson Texerre, 2004

ISBN 1-58799-184-5

Review

 

 

Great book: pity about the title

Dissecting antismokers’ brains

By Michael J McFadden

Aethna Press, 2004

ISBN 0-9744979-0-8

Review

 

 

Blowing away the froth

Environment and Health – Myths and Realities

Edited by Kendra Okonski and Julian Morris

Review

 

 

A curate's egg

Damned lies and statistics: untangling numbers from the media, politicians and activists

By Joel Best

Review

 

 

Telling it how it is

Warning Signs
by Alan Caruba

Review

 

 

If only THEY would read it!

The Solar Fraud:
Why Solar Energy Won't Run The World

By Howard C Hayden

Review

 

 

A scientific tour de force

The Cholesterol Myths

By Uffe Ravnskov

Review

 

 

Another from the doyen

Junk Science Judo

Steven J Milloy

Review

 

 

Fear or favour?

The Tyranny of numbers

 David Boyle

Review

 

 

But just how sceptical?

The Skeptical Environmentalist

Bjorn Lomborg

Review

 

 

A modern Horror story

PC,M.D. How political correctness is corrupting medicine by Sally Satel

Basic Books, 2000

Review

 

 

A truly remarkable book

THE RISE AND FALL OF MODERN MEDICINE by James Le Fanu

Review

What are we doing to them?

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: Third world problems – first world preoccupations

Edited by Lorraine Mooney and Roger Bate

Review

A mind out of balance

Earth in the balance by Al Gore

Review

A rare good read

THE LEARNING GAME  by Jonathan Smith

Review

Patronising for moderns

THE NEW ELITES: Making a career in the masses by George Walden.

Review

Will the real Professor Park please stand up?

VOODOO SCIENCE: the road from foolishness to fraud by Robert Park.

Review

The Classics

The words of the master

THE DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD Science as a candle in the dark By Carl Sagan

Review

Let the asses bray?

Higher Superstition The academic left and its quarrels with science by Paul R Gross and Norman Levitt

Review

La Comedie-Francaise

INTELLECTUAL IMPOSTURES by  Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont

FASHIONABLE NONSENSE by  Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont

Review

 

Frightening, depressing but hugely entertaining

Gallileo’s Revenge Junk Science in the Courtroom by Peter W Huber

Review

 

A must read!

HOW WE KNOW WHAT ISN'T SO: The fallibility of human reason in everyday life by Thomas Gilovich

Review

A touching detective story

THE FAITH HEALERS by James Randi

Review

An instruction manual for the establishment

SILENCING SCIENCE  by Steven Milloy and Michael Gough

Review

The rational guidebook to our irrational world

WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WEIRD THINGS: Pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time
By Michael Shermer

Review

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