Books

Here you will find images of new books that give reason for a skeptical, critical and optimistic view of our world. Click on the images for more info.

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Critical Thinking

Asking the Right QuestionsHow to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New AgeWrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us - and How to Know When Not to Trust ThemMistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail - and Why We Believe Them Anyway

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Media Scares

The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your BrainScared to Death: From BSE to Global Warming - Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth

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Reasons for World Optimism

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity EvolvesThe Improving State of the World: Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner PlanetAn Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths

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Climate

Hockey Stick Illusion - Andrew MontfordThe Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate ScientistsThe Resilient Earth: Science, Global Warming and the Fate of HumanityHeaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing ScienceClimate: The Counter-consensus - a Scientist Speaks (Independent Minds)Climate: The Great Delusion: A Study of the Climatic, Economic and Political UnrealitiesThe Sky's Not Falling!: Why It's Ok to Chill About Global Warming

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Green Activism

Science and Public Policy: The Virtuous Corruption of Virtual Environmental ScienceHard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists A Conservative ManifestoA Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic GrowthThe Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the WorldGreen Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them

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Health Scares

Bad ScienceTrick or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine on TrialPanic Nation: Exposing the Lies We're Told About Food and HealthBad Pharma - Ben Goldacre 

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Astronomy

The Universe: A BiographyThe Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence

 

Here are some links that explains with alot of pictures about the history of our universe : here and here and here and here.

Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the UniverseThe Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive? (Science Essentials)

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Oil & Energy

The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of EnergyPower Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the FutureThe Myth of the Oil Crisis: Overcoming the Challenges of Depletion, Geopolitics, and Global WarmingThe Battle for Barrels: Peak Oil Myths & World Oil FuturesPower to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy (Vintage)

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Political Climate

The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and PoliticsRetreat of Reason: Political Correctness & the Corruption of Public Debate in Modern BritainFinancial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis

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