Books by Chet Raymo

Chet Raymo is Professor Emeritus at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. He is the author of eleven books on science and nature, including Skeptics and True Believers, An Intimate Look At the Night Sky, The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the U


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Released: May 2, 2006

"Well written, congenial, and full of lore—about both England and the history of science."
A brief history of science, in the context of a walking tour along the Greenwich meridian. Read full book review >
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Released: May 1, 2004

"Celtic polytheism, Christian monotheism, and scientific rationalism, all tied neatly together into an Irish arabesque."
A natty physical and spiritual geography of Ireland's holy Mount Brandon. Read full book review >
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Released: April 1, 2003

"A little masterpiece combining the individual and the cosmic with a fine but unflinching eye: informative, captivating, heartfelt."
Raymo (Skeptics and True Believers, 1998, etc.) again proves himself a masterful scientist and affable guide as, simply by drawing on his daily walk to work, he shows how everything in the universe is connected to everything else. Read full book review >
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Released: June 1, 1998

"It's too bad Raymo wastes his energetic prose on such hackneyed notions and that for him the two disciplines can only coexist if religion is the handmaiden and science the master."
Another in the recent spate of arguments that scientists and theologians should pay attention to each other, by a latter-day Deist. Read full book review >
THE DORK OF CORK by Chet Raymo
Released: May 6, 1993

An improbable, sometimes inflated, but often amusing melodrama of the life and loves of a 43-inch Irish dwarf who's an amateur astronomer and soon-to-be-celebrated author—by astronomy professor and author Raymo (In the Falcon's Claw, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >
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Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Beautifully composed—but done in by dogma."
Raymo, science writer (Honey From Stone, 1987, etc.) and novelist (In the Falcon's Claw, 1989), zigzags between beauty and bombast in this collection of 21 rambling essays on ``the soul of science.'' Scientists, as Raymo notes, can be ``grim, white-coated technicians wielding power without responsibility.'' What to do? Read full book review >