Some book ideas
That time of the year is upon us. The time when we start considering what books to buy – whether as presents for friend and family, or for our own amusement or education during the holiday break.
So I thought I have put together in one place all the books I reviewed over the last 16 months. With a very brief recommendation – but go to the linked review for more.
| The Evolution of the Human Mind: From Supernaturalism to Naturalism – An Anthropological Perspective by Robert L Carneiro
See review: The human mind – a history
| The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, editors John W. Loftus and Dan Barker
See review: Some pesky delusions
| Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change by Clive Hamilton
See review: Why we deny climate change
| Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit by Krista Tippett
See review: Not about Einstein
| The Lives of the Brain: Human Evolution and the Organ of Mind by John S. Allen
See review: Human Evolution and the Organ of Mind
| Against All Gods: What’s Right and Wrong About the New Atheism by Phillip Johnson and John Mark Reynolds
See review: So you want a co nversation?
| In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence by John Teehan.
See review: Evolution of gods, morals and violence
| Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science by Michael Ruse
See review: Making room for faith in science?
| Why Don’t We Go to Church? by Gail Miller (Author), Rosalind Eagle (Author), Angela Seear (Illustrator). See review: Kids – it’s OK to be different!
| AIR CON: The Seriously Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming by Ian Wishart
See review: Alarmist con
| Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk by Massimo Pigliucci
See review: Pseudoscience and anti-science nonsense
| Realising Secularism: Australia and New Zealand, Editor Max Wallace
See review: Secularism in Australia and New Zealand
| Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James Hansen
See review: Thinking of our grandchildren
| The climate denial industry and climate science – a brief history of attacks on climate science, climate scientists and the IPCC by Cindy Baxter
See review: The climate change denial industry
| Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist’s Guide to Talking to the Public by Cornelia Dean
See review: Clear science communication
| Climate Change 101: An Educational Resource by Andy Reisinger
See review: Climate science for you and me
| Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be by Daniel Loxton
See review: One for the kids
| The Altenberg 16: An Exposé of the Evolution Industry by Suzan Mazur.
See review: Self-exposure – a journalist out of depth
| The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture by Darrel W. Ray
See review: Ideological infections
| Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe by Greg M. Epstein
See review: No gods required
| In Search of the Multiverse by John Gribbin
See review: Understanding the “multiverse”
| Why I became an Atheist: Personal Reflections and Additional Arguments by John W. Loftus
See review: Becoming an atheist
| Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand
See review: Environmental movement needs pragmatism
| The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution by Carl Zimmer
See review: An Introduction to Evolution
The Infernova by S. A. Alenthony
See review: This Hell would be useful!
| The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason by Victor Stenger
See review: Defending science and reason
| The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society by Frans de Waal
See review: Empathy’s origins
| 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists by Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk
See review: Why We Are Atheists
| The Crucible of Consciousness: An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain by Zoltan Torey
See review: It’s all in the brain
| Critique of Intelligent Design: Materialism versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York
See review: The philosophy wars
| Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe
by Robert Lanza and Bob Berman
See review: Biocentrism or eccentrism?
| The Scientist’s Atom and the Philosopher’s Stone: How Science Succeeded and Philosophy Failed to Gain Knowledge of Atoms by Alan Chalmers
See review: From stones to atoms
| The Atheist Camel Chronicles: Debate Themes & Arguments for the Non-Believer (and those who think they might be) by Dromedary Hump
See review: The Atheist Camel Chronicles
| The End of Darwinism by Eugene G. Windchy
See review: Killing off Darwin?
| The Six Ways of Atheism: New Logical Disproofs of the Existence of God by Geoffrey Berg.
See review: Logical atheism
| Quantum Gods: Creation, Chaos, and the Search for Cosmic Consciousness, by Victor Stenger
See review: Quantum Gods
|Poles Apart by Gareth Morgan and John McCrystal
See review: Beyond the shouting
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