"Maybe this sniff-a-virus-give-off-a ghost concept has scientific validity, maybe it doesn't, but when the characters are flat, their dialogue wooden, and their behavior slavishly formulaic, who cares what emanates from them? (Author tour)"
"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."
A collection of 75 of the Scientific American columns by author and gadfly Shermer (The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >
"A balanced portrait of the muckraking newsman, and an excursion into American intellectual history and journalism."
The first full-scale biography in a generation of the great journalist, editor, and social critic (1880-1956), extending and in some ways supplanting the ones that have come before it.
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