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Park, Robert L.

Overview
Works: 34 works in 89 publications in 4 languages and 3,374 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Popular works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Composer
Classifications: Q175.52.U5, 509.73
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Most widely held works by Robert L Park
Voodoo science : the road from foolishness to fraud by Robert L Park ( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a time of dazzling scientific progress, how are we to separate genuine breakthroughs from the noisy gaggle of false claims? Touching on everything from Deepak Chopra's "quantum alternative to growing old" and "free energy" machines to unwarranted hype surrounding the International Space Station, Robert L. Park leads us through the dim back alleys of fringe science, down the gleaming corridors of Washington power, and even into our evolutionary past to search out the origins of voodoo science. Along the way, Park offers some simple and engaging science lessons, showing us that you don't have to be a scientist to spot the foolish and fraudulent science that swirls around us." "To expose the forces that sustain voodoo science, Park closely examines the role of the media, the courts, bureaucrats, and politicians, as well as the scientific community. Scientists, he observes, insist that the cure for voodoo science is to raise the general scientific literacy. But what is it that a scientifically literate society should know? It is not specific knowledge of science the public needs, Park argues, so much as a scientific world view - an understanding that we live in an orderly universe governed by natural laws that cannot be circumvented by magic or miracles."--Jacket
Superstition : belief in the age of science by Robert L Park ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From uttering a prayer before boarding a plane, to exploring past lives through hypnosis, has superstition become pervasive in contemporary culture? Robert Park, the best-selling author of Voodoo Science, argues that it has. In Superstition, Park asks why people persist in superstitious convictions long after science has shown them to be ill-founded. He takes on supernatural beliefs from religion and the afterlife to New Age spiritualism and faith-based medical claims. He examines recent controversies and concludes that science is the only way we have of understanding the world." "Park sides with the forces of reason in a world of continuing and, he fears, increasing superstition. Chapter by chapter, he explains how people too easily mistake pseudoscience for science. He discusses parapsychology, homeopathy, and acupuncture; he questions the existence of souls, the foundations of intelligent design, and the power of prayer; he asks for evidence of reincarnation and astral projections; and he challenges the idea of heaven. Throughout, he demonstrates how people's blind faith, and their confidence in suspect phenomena and remedies, are manipulated for political ends. Park shows that science prevails when people stop fooling themselves." "Compelling and precise, Superstition takes no hostages in its quest to provoke. In shedding light on some very sensitive - and Park would say scientifically dubious - issues, the book is sure to spark discussion and controversy."--Jacket
Solid state physics : surfaces by Robert L Park ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Applications of surface science ( )
in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A journal devoted to the technological implications of the microscopic force laws that govern the properties of surfaces and interfaces."
Wo men shang le ke xue de dang : wu du ke xue de xing qi : you yu chun mai xiang zha qi zhi lu by Robert L Park ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ciencia o vudú : de la ingenuidad al fraude científico by Robert L Park ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watashitachi wa naze kagaku ni damasareru no ka by Robert L Park ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transpacific route investigation: docket 16242. Recommended decision of examiner Robert L. Park by United States ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the 1971 International Conference on Solid Surfaces, 11-15 October 1971, Sheraton-Boston Hotel, Boston, Mass., U.S.A. by International Conference on Solid Surfaces ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surface core level shifts and auger lineshape changes in the growth of Cu on W(110) by Jouko Vähäkangas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pacific Northwest-California investigation ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Northwest-Northeast merger case : recommended decision of examiner Robert L. Park ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genealogy of the John and Sarah (McDowell) Park family of Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1775-1930 by Robert L Park ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods of experimental physics ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The genealogy of the John and Sarah (McDowell) Park famly : of Washington County, Pa. by Robert L Park ( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
John Park, son of Samuel Park and Margaret Marshall, was born in 1758 in Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah McDowell, daughter of John McDowell and Agnes Bradford, in 1787
Placebos have side effects by Robert L Park ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Discusses the popular revival of and nostalgia for alternative therapies, which are believed to be worthless or harmful
Extended Fine Structure Above Vanadium L-Shell Appearance Potential Thresholds ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The probability of electron scattering from atomic core states as a function of electron energy, can be extracted from secondary electron yields by differentiation. Fine structure variations above the thresholds for excitation of the vanadium 2p and 2s states are found to extend for several hundred electron volts. The fine structure is altered significantly by reaction of the surface with CO, but is insensitive to long-range order. The structure exhibits periodicities in k, and persumably results from interference of an outgoing spherical wave of a scattered electron with backscattered components from neighboring atoms. The structure therefore appears to be analogous to extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS). Attempts to extract interatomic spacings by Fourier inversion, however, have been frustrated by multiple scattering effects and other complications. The extreme experimental simplicity provides ample motivation for dealing with these theoretical complexities. (Author)
The road from foolishness to fraud by Robert L Park ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Discusses the meaning of pseudoscience and how honest error may evolve toward self-delusion and fraud
Y de marte nada by Robert L Park ( )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Intimidation leads to self-censorship in science ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Park, Bob, 1931-
パーク, ロバート・L
Languages
English (63)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
Chinese (2)
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