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Park, Robert L.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 94 publications in 4 languages and 3,407 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Popular works  Bibliography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: Q175.52.U5, 509.73
Publication Timeline
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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 1,863 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 790 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 )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applications of surface science( )

in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A journal devoted to the technological implications of the microscopic force laws that govern the properties of surfaces and interfaces."
Ciencia o vudú : de la ingenuidad al fraude científico by Robert L Park( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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 7 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

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

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

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

Methods of experimental physics( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strange sightings" by Frank E Stranges( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 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 )

1 edition published in 1972 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 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
Proceedings of the 1971 International Conference on Solid Surfaces : 11-15 October 1971, Sheraton-Boston Hotel, Boston, Mass. U.S.A.( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended Appearance Potential Fine Structure Analysis: Oxygen on Aluminum (100)( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To measure oxygen-aluminum separation at Al (100) surfaces disordered (LEED beams extinguished) by reaction with oxygen, we analyzed the extended appearance potential fine structure above the threshold for electron-bombardment excitation of the 0 1s core. Explicit calculation shows the outgoing electron has angular momentum epsilon = 0, allowing simple Fourier inversion of the fine structure. The separation, 1.98 + or - 0.05 A angstrom indicates oxygen lies under the top layer, a result undetectable in EXAFS measurements on thicker films
Oral history interview with Robert Park by Robert L Park( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Autobiographical oral history with Park. Topics include his childhood and education; his early experiences with science; early plans to go to law school; Air Force experience in the 1950s. Left Air Force 1956, education at University of Texas; reactions to Cold War and Sputnik; graduate school at Brown University; graduate research in solid state physics with Harry Farnsworth; first position at Sandia Laboratories; research in surface physics, disucssion of this work; reaction to atomic weapons production. Left Sandia for the University of Maryland, became department chair in 1978; Discussion of physics at Maryland during his tenure; University research topics and research styles; his directorship of the Washington office of the American Physical Society; beginning of his series of updates and newsletters describing events in Washington and elsewhere of interest to physicists, which became the "What's New" column. Remainder of interview focuses on Park's experiences as interface of public policy, science, and politics. Final comments on changes in the physics community during his career
Recent Progress in Surface Analysis( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The most basic requirements in surface analysis are to identify the chemical constituents and to determine their structural arrangement. It may be possible to extract structural information using extended fine structure techniques. Fine structure variations have been observed to extend hundreds of electron volts above appearance potential thresholds. This structure is analogous to extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), and can be interpreted in terms of interatomic distances in the surface region. The recent development of extended appearance potential fine structure (EAPFS) analysis is reviewed. The technique is of potential benefit in the resolution of LEED analysis problems on single crystal surfaces, as well as in the study of less ideal surfaces. The present limitations of the technique are stressed and analytical and experimental approaches to minimizing these limitations are discussed
 
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Alternative Names
Park, Bob 1931-

Park, Robert 1931-

Park, Robert Lee 1931-

パーク, ロバート・L

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Superstition : belief in the age of scienceSolid state physics : surfacesCiencia o vudú : de la ingenuidad al fraude científico