From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr. : On Science, Literature, and Religion

From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr. : On Science, Literature, and Religion

Martin Gardner


For over fifty years Martin Gardner has been writing witty, interesting, and extremely smart articles on an grand diversity of subject matters. most sensible identified for his works on renowned technology and arithmetic, and as an incisive skeptical commentator at the paranormal, Gardner can be an finished author of kid's literature, a novelist, and essayist on faith and philosophy. This number of essays and booklet experiences takes its identify from the bookend articles, "The Wandering Jew and the second one Coming" and "The religion of William Buckley," which in themselves show the level of Gardner's interests.

Besides the legend of the Wandering Jew, its relation to the second one Coming, and invoice Buckley's spiritual convictions, Gardner additionally takes at the topics of astrology, psychic surgical procedure, be aware play within the tales of L. Frank Baum (author of The Wizard of Oz), and the heritage of a forgotten kid's journal. additionally, there are reports of books via astronomer Carl Sagan, thinker Paul Edwards, and technological know-how fiction author H. G. Wells, besides observation on arithmetic, Lewis Carroll, chess, Christian technology, technology fads, and more.

Longtime Gardner fanatics and intellectually curious newbies will welcome this exciting and literate assortment by way of one among America's such a lot fantastic essayists.

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