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The Resource From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr. : on science, literature, and religion, Martin Gardner

From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr. : on science, literature, and religion, Martin Gardner

Label
From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr. : on science, literature, and religion
Title
From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr.
Title remainder
on science, literature, and religion
Statement of responsibility
Martin Gardner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Best known for his writings on popular science and mathematics and as a skeptical commentator of the paranormal, Gardner has penned this collection of essays and book reviews that tackles every subject from the Wandering Jew legend and Buckley's religious convictions to astrology and word play
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
AC8
LC item number
.G333 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr. : on science, literature, and religion, Martin Gardner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. Essays. The Wandering Jew and the Second Coming -- Life magazine and astrology -- Oral Roberts on Jim Bakker -- Psychic surgery in the Philippines -- The incredible flimflams of Margaret Rowen -- The sad saga of Dr. Bert Fullmer -- The comic pratfalls of Robert Reidt -- John Martin's book: a forgotten children's magazine -- Word play in the fantasies of L. Frank Baum -- Hugo Gernsback
  • pt. 2. Book reviews. Carl Sagan's Demon-haunted world -- Paul Edward's Reincarnation -- Behind the crystal ball -- The story of a chess prodigy -- Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye -- Morton Cohen's Life of Lewis Carroll -- Lewis Carroll, photographer -- Books and bookshelves -- Two books on Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy -- The meme meme: paradigm shift or frivolous fad? -- What is mathematics, really? -- The number sense -- Introductions to three books by H. G. Wells -- Edward Bellamy's Year 2000 -- Afterword to The scarecrow of Oz -- Introduction to The marvelous land of Oz -- Introduction to The ball and the cross -- Introduction to The Napoleon of Notting Hill -- The faith of William Buckley
Control code
ocm44573239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781573928526
Lccn
00055277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44573239
  • (TMQ) o44573239
Label
From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr. : on science, literature, and religion, Martin Gardner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. Essays. The Wandering Jew and the Second Coming -- Life magazine and astrology -- Oral Roberts on Jim Bakker -- Psychic surgery in the Philippines -- The incredible flimflams of Margaret Rowen -- The sad saga of Dr. Bert Fullmer -- The comic pratfalls of Robert Reidt -- John Martin's book: a forgotten children's magazine -- Word play in the fantasies of L. Frank Baum -- Hugo Gernsback
  • pt. 2. Book reviews. Carl Sagan's Demon-haunted world -- Paul Edward's Reincarnation -- Behind the crystal ball -- The story of a chess prodigy -- Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye -- Morton Cohen's Life of Lewis Carroll -- Lewis Carroll, photographer -- Books and bookshelves -- Two books on Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy -- The meme meme: paradigm shift or frivolous fad? -- What is mathematics, really? -- The number sense -- Introductions to three books by H. G. Wells -- Edward Bellamy's Year 2000 -- Afterword to The scarecrow of Oz -- Introduction to The marvelous land of Oz -- Introduction to The ball and the cross -- Introduction to The Napoleon of Notting Hill -- The faith of William Buckley
Control code
ocm44573239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781573928526
Lccn
00055277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44573239
  • (TMQ) o44573239

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