Book of the Week Archive

  1. The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin. Book review.
  2. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner
  3. How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life by Thomas Gilovich
  4. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. Book review.
  5. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Book review.
  6. Science Meets Alternative Medicine: What the Evidence Says About Unconventional Treatments ed. Wallace Sampson and Lewis Vaughn
  7. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherje. Book Review. 
  8. Searching for Memory: the Brain, the Mind, and the Past by Daniel Schacter. Book review.
  9. Arguments from Ignorance by Daniel Walton
10. Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine by R. Barker Bausell Book review.
11. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
12. Don't Believe Everything You Think: The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking by Thomas E. Kida
13. A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives by Cordelia Fine
14. Conjuring Science: Scientific Symbols and Cultural Meanings in American Life by Christopher P. Toumey
15. Paranormal and Transcendental Experience: A Psychological Examination by Andrew Neher
16. Freedom Evolves by Daniel Dennett
17. How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, M.D.
18. The Black Swan by  Nassim Nicholaus Taleb
19. Supersense: Why People Believe the Unbelievable by Bruce Hood
20. Phantoms in the Brain by V. S. Ramachandran 
21. Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow 
22. The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane by Matthew Hutson
23. You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself by David McRaney
24. Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos
25. Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer
26. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
27. Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine byEdzard Ernst and Simon Singh
28. The March of Unreason: Science, Democracy, and the New Fundamentalism
by Dick Taverne
29. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking by M. Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley
30. The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright
31. The Fortune Sellers: The Big Business of Buying and Selling Predictions by William A. Sherden
32. Conjuring by James Randi
33. The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski
34. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
35. Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History by Stephen J. Gould
36. Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit by Jonathan. Smith
37. How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
38. Brain Fiction: Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation by William Hirstein
39. Pseudoscience and the Paranormal by Terence Hines
40. Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases eds. Daniel Kahneman, Paul Slovic, and Amos Tversky
41. Science: Good, Bad and Bogus by Martin Gardner
42. Errors and Eccentricity in Human Belief by Joseph Jastrow
43. Voodoo Science: the Road from Foolishness to Fraud  by Bob Park
44. Error and Eccentricity in Human Belief by Joseph Jastrow
45. Anomalistic Psychology: A Study of Magical Thinking by Leonard Zusne and Warren H. Jones
46. Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions by James Randi
47. Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science by Carl Sagan
48. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
49. How We Decide by Johan Lehrer
50. Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries by Benjamin Radford
51. Mysteries and Science: Exploring Aliens, Ghosts, Monsters, the End of the World and Other Weird Things by Robert Todd Carroll
52. Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium by Mark Edward
53. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskesand Erik M. Conway
54.The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths by Michael Shermer
55. Understanding Scientific Knowledge by Ronald Giere, John Bickle, and Robert Mauldin
56. Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there by Richard Wiseman
57. The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims by Lewis Vaughn
58. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay
59. Don't Get Taken! - Bunco and Bunkum Exposed - How to Protect Yourself by Bob Steiner