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-----Hypnosis: the Cognitive-behavioral Perspective, edited by Nicholas P. Spanos and John F. Chaves (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1989). 

-----Scientists Confront Creationism, edited by Laurie R. Godfrey. (New York: W.W. Norton, 1983). ***

Asimov, Isaac. Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Waugh, eds.Atlantis, (New York: New American Library, 1988). 

Baker, Robert A. Hidden Memories : Voices and Visions from Within (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1996). ***

Baker, Robert A. They Call It Hypnosis (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1990). ***

Beyerstein, Barry and Dayle F. Beyerstein, editors, The Write Stuff - Evaluations of Graphology, the Study of Handwriting Analysis (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1991).  ***

Culver, Roger B. and Philip A. Ianna. Astrology, True or False? : A Scientific Evaluation (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1988). ***

Dawes, Robyn M. House of Cards - Psychology and Psychotherapy Built on Myth, (New York: The Free Press, 1994). ***

de Camp, L. Sprague, Lost Continents: the Atlantis Theme (New York: Ballantine, 1975). ***

Dineen, Tana. Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry is Doing to People (Montreal: Robert Davies Multimedia Publishing, 1998).***

Dolnick, Edward. Madness on the Couch - Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis (New York: Simon & Shuster, 1998). ***

Ellis, Richard. Imagining Atlantis (New York: Knopf, 1998). ***

Fagan, Garrett G. 2006. Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public. Routledge.***

Frazier, Kendrick, ed. Paranormal Borderlands of Science (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1991). ***

Gardner, Martin. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1957),  ***

Gardner, Martin. Science: Good, Bad and Bogus (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1981). ***

Gardner, Martin. The WHYS of a Philosophical Scrivener (New York: Quill, 1983). ***

Gardner, Martin. The New Age: Notes of a Fringe Watcher (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1988). ***

Gardner, Martin. Gardner's Whys & Wherefores (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989). ***

Gardner, Martin. Urantia : The Great Cult Mystery (Prometheus, 1995) ***

Gardner, Martin. Weird Water & Fuzzy Logic : More Notes of a Fringe Watcher (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1996). ***

Gardner, Martin. Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Discourses on Reflexology, Numerology, Urine Therapy, and Other Dubious Subjects (W.W. Norton & Company, 2000).***

Gardner, Martin. 2009. When You Were a Tadpole and I was a Fish and other Speculations About This and That. Hill and Wang.***

Gilovich, Thomas. How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life (New York: The Free Press, 1993) ***

Jastrow, Joseph. 1935. Wish and Wisdom: Episodes in the Vagaries of Belief. (Published in 1962 by Dover Books as Error and Eccentricity in Human Belief).

Kushe, Larry. The Bermuda Triangle Mystery--Solved (New York:Warner Books, 1975). 

Lefkowitz, Mary, Not Out of Africa - How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History (New York: Basic Books, 1996). *** Review

Lykken, David. A Tremor in the Blood : Uses and Abuses of the Lie Detector (Plenum Press, 1998). ***

Martens, R., & Trachet, T. (1998) Making Sense of Astrology (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1998). ***

Park, Robert L. Voodoo Science: the Road from Foolishness to Fraud (Oxford University Press, 2000). ***

Pellegrino, Charles. Unearthing Atlantis - An Archaelogical Odyssey, (New York: Random House, 1991). ***

Pennock, Robert T. Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism (M.I.T. Press, 1999). ***

Pickover, Clifford A. The Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits : A True Medical Mystery (Prometheus, 2000).  ***

Piper, August. Hoax and Reality : The Bizarre World of Multiple Personality Disorder (Jason Aronson, Inc.: 1997). ***

Pressman, Steven. Outrageous Betrayal: The Dark Journey of Werner Erhard From est to Exile, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993). 

Sagan, Carl. The Demon-Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark (New York: Random House, 1995). *** 

Shermer, Michael. The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense (Oxford University Press, 2001). ***

Why People Believe Weird Things : Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time (W H Freeman & Co.: 1997) ***

Singer, Margaret Thaler and Janja Lalich. Crazy Therapies (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc., 1996). *** Review. 

Spanos, Nicholas P. Multiple Identities and False Memories: A Sociocognitive Perspective (Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1996). ***

Stanovich, Keith E., How to Think Straight About Psychology, 5th edition (Addison-Wesley, 1997). ***

Storr, Anthony. Feet of Clay - saints, sinners, and madmen: a study of gurus (New York: The Free Press, 1996). ***

Vyse, Stuart A.Believing in Magic : The Psychology of Superstition (Oxford University Pess, 1997) *** 






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Martin Gardner was a columnist for Scientific American for many years. His specialty was mathematical puzzles. He wrote countless books on this topic, but most skeptics know him for his debunking of pseudoscientific notions such as dianetics and orgone energy. His Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science is a classic.


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