Until the early 1970s, patients with lower limbs affected with gangrene traditionally received amputation. When a young surgeon working at New York’s Montefiore Hospital helped develop better techniques for vascular repair, however, up to 90% of affected limbs were eventually saved. This marked the beginning of a pioneering career that established author Frank J. Veith […]
In this essay collection, Bob Yari contends that species changes thought to be engendered by evolution are far too complex to have been brought about simply by natural selection.
Yari begins with a caveat: We can’t know for certain if there’s a god or even what reality is. Thus, he notes, his idea can only […]
The average physics enthusiast may know about the Arecibo antenna, a cutting-edge radio telescope. However, in The Arecibo Antenna, Helias Doundoulakis posits that most people probably are woefully unaware of the antenna’s history and that his own brother George was its main design contributor.
The Arecibo antenna was designed to analyze distant electromagnetic waves. It […]
Walter Sierra closes his four-volume series and resumes his in-depth analysis of rocketry with Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science: The Never-Ending Frontier. In this book, he concludes his historical study while also giving editorial perspective and projections.
Sierra begins where he left off in volume three, covering the former Soviet Union and its space […]
In his slim book Rockpeople: Ancient Man Captured in Stone, Michael G. Hunter posits that there are petrified miniature people in rocks all over the earth.
“In the 1970s and 1980s,” Hunter states, “the Japanese paleontologist Chonosuke Okamura concluded from his observation of rocks that there were miniature people on Earth that became embedded in […]
Although much of what appears in this book “may seem a bit bleak and pessimistic,” ultimately there’s plenty of reason not to despair over the environment. That’s the driving message of Bruce Glass’s brisk primer to how humankind triggered global warming and other ills and how we all can address it.
Science mavens are unlikely […]
In this alternative medicine book, Dr. Mark Sircus, a Brazilian acupuncturist and honorary doctor of oriental and pastoral medicine, discusses hydrogen therapy and how it can treat disease and enhance health.
Sircus posits that hydrogen gas’s anti-inflammatory effects may provide antioxidant intervention for a range of conditions, including COVID-19 infection, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative […]
One of the most controversial topics the world over is climate, from its current status, to the debate over whether or not the earth is dashing toward catastrophic destruction, to whether humanity can do anything to affect it at all. In Ocean Acidity Climate Shock, author Chondrally squarely falls into the camp that believes we […]
In his French Surgery of the Eighteenth Century, Serge J. Dos offers an extraordinary compression of facts, anecdotes, biographical portraits, procedural descriptions and lists of inventions, aiming to show how 18th century Paris “had become the greatest center for surgery,” and how the creation of the Royal Academy of Surgery “outshone all other achievements.” In […]
Pedagogy is the study of the methodology of teaching—the actual theory and practice of education itself. In Social Consciousness Pedagogy, Charles Pidgeon posits a new pedagogy to teach individuals better awareness that they are part of the global community.
Pidgeon’s main thesis is that this awareness should be disconnected from religion or other external influence […]