The Pseudoscience Wars : Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The Pseudoscience Wars : Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe

Author: Michael D Gordin
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"The publication of Immanuel Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision in 1950 was an event: the book was an instant best seller and launched Velikovsky on a long career as a writer and public figure opining on questions of science, history, myth, and more. But at the same time, Velikovsky and his theories--which claimed that antient mythological and religous writings revealed Earth's hitherto unknown prehistory of natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gordin, Michael D.
Pseudoscience Wars.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
Named Person: Immanuel Velikovsky; Immanuel Velikovsky; Trofim Lysenko; Trofim Lysenko; Immanuel Velikovsky
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Gordin
ISBN: 0226304434 9780226304434
OCLC Number: 1053524943
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Michael D. Gordin.

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Resurrects the largely forgotten figure of Velikovsky and uses his strange career and surprisingly influential writings to explore the changing definitions of the line that separates legitimate  Read more...

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"A slyly funny writer.... Make no mistake: Michael D. Gordin's sympathies are not with the occult. His fascination with pseudoscience is more like a negative method: the experts define the boundaries Read more...

 
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