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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
"For over fifty years Martin Gardner has been writing witty, entertaining, and highly intelligent articles on an amazing range of topics. Best known for his works on popular science and mathematics, and as an incisive skeptical commentator on the paranormal, Gardner is also an accomplished writer of children's literature, a novelist, and an essayist on religion and philosophy. This collection of essays and book reviews takes its name from the bookend articles. "The Wandering Jew and the Second Coming" and "The Faith of William Buckley," which in themselves demonstrate the extent of Gardner's interests." "Besides the legend of the Wandering Jew and Bill Buckley's religious convictions, Gardner also tackles such subjects as astrology, psychic surgery, word play in the stories of L. Frank Baum (author of The Wizard of Oz), and the history of a forgotten children's magazine. In addition, there are reviews of books by astronomer Carl Sagan, philosopher Paul Edwards, televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye, and psychologist Susan Blackmore, along with commentary on mathematics, Lewis Carroll, science fads, chess, Christian Science, and more."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardner, Martin
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Religion
  • Books
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
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 -- 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
44573239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781573928526
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00055277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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
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 -- 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
44573239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781573928526
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00055277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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