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Skeptic Magazine 20.3 (cover)

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A subscription to Skeptic magazine, the definitive skeptical journal, makes a perfect gift that lasts all year (4 issues, 1 approximately every 3 months). Promoting science and critical thinking, our in-depth articles explore and inform. Buy it. Read it. Share it. Help us make the world a more rational place by defending the role of science in society!

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Skeptic Magazine 19.2 (cover)

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The Moral Arc (cover)

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The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom

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.”

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Waking Up (cover)


Waking Up

From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives.

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An Appetite for Wonder (cover)

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An Appetite for Wonder

An Appetite for Wonder is the first volume of world-famous evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins’s memoir of early life, from his childhood influences in colonial East Africa, through the publication of his world-changing bestselling book The Selfish Gene, still considered one of the most important books in all of science. “Told with frankness and eloquence, warmth and humor, this is…a truly entertaining and enlightening read and I recommend it to anyone who wants a better understanding of Dawkins the man and the rightful place of science in our modern world.” (Lawrence Krauss, author of A Universe from Nothing and Physics of Star Trek)

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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation (cover)

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Bill Nye’s campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism exploded in just a few months into a national crusade. Claiming the debate is not so much about religion versus science, as about the nature of science itself, with infectious enthusiasm, he reveals the mechanics of evolutionary theory rooted in the testable and verifiable scientific method, and why it is a sound explanation of our beginning. He argues passionately that creationism is harmful not only to our children, but to the future of the greater world as well.

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The Magic of Reality (cover)

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The Magic of Reality

For years people have wanted the renowned evolutionary biologist to write a book for kids on evolution. He has done that — and much more — with this highly engaging and well-illustrated work that will also enlighten adults who read it. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.

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The Wisdom of Crowds (cover)

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The Wisdom of Crowds

New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple yet counter-intuitive idea: that a diverse, independent group will usually come up with better answers than a single expert (no matter how brilliant). They are etter at solving problems, fostering innovation, and coming to wise decisions. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics. Brilliantly explained and flawlessly supported.

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Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids (cover)

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Abominable Science!

Nature magazine called it “[A] gripping read…a sensitive but devastating takedown of an entire subculture.” san Francisco book review calls it “[A] brilliant idea executed masterfully. … Abominable Science! is science writing at its best.” Two dedicated investigators, Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero, explore and elucidate the fascinating world of cryptozoology. This book is entertaining, educational, and is a definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on: Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Loch Ness monster, and the Congo dinosaur Mokele Mbembe. Winner of two awards in 2014, this beautifully written, illustrated, and designed book is sure to please.

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Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be (cover)

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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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A Skeptic's Guide to Global Climate Change (cover)

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A Skeptic’s Guide to
Global Climate Change

Distinguish climate change skepticism from climate change denialism; get 25 answers to classic climate denier arguments; examine a summary of the scientific evidence and climate data and discover what’s behind the debate on climate change; find out why scientists think climate is changing and how we know global warming is real and human caused. This booklet has 28 pages at 8.5 × 11 inches.

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The Baloney Detection Kit (cover)

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The Baloney Detection Kit

This 16-page booklet, designed to hone your critical thinking skills, includes suggestions on what questions to ask, what traps to avoid, specific examples of how the scientific method is used to test pseudoscience and paranormal claims, 25 fallacies of thinking, a list of highly-recommended skeptical books, a how-to guide for developing a class in critical thinking, and more…

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How to Debate a Creationist (cover)

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How to Debate a Creationist

This 28-page booklet is perfect for anyone who wants to know how to converse with a creationist. It contains 25 creationist arguments and 25 evolutionist answers (some philosophical and some scientific); describes what the theory of evolution is and isn’t and explains why creationism is not science; provides an in-depth understanding of Intelligent Design, its pitfalls and logical fallacies, and much more.

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The Skeptics Society’s Distinguished Science Lectures

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Since 1992, the Skeptics Society has sponsored the Distinguished Science Lecture Series, hosting over 350 of the biggest names in science. This series of lectures has covered the most cutting edge discoveries and controversial topics in all of science, and enabled students, educators, and the general public to hear what’s new in science and skepticism. These lectures have helped people learn how to think critically about claims made in the name of science.

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Ankylosaur Attack! (cover)

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Ankylosaur Attack!

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)

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Pterosaur Trouble (cover)

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Pterosaur Trouble

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)

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Plesiosaur Peril (cover)

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Plesiosaur Peril

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)

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