Books: Skeptic

SCIENCE: GOOD, BAD AND BOGUS by Martin Gardner; Prometheus 408 pages; $18.95

The late C.P. Snow defined the Two Cultures; Martin Gardner bridges them. His classics, Relativity for the Million and The Ambidextrous Universe, make physics lucid to the layman; The Annotated Alice has become the standard guide to Wonderland. In addition he has published exegeses on poetry as diverse as The Ancient Mariner and Casey at the Bat. Yet no matter how wide he ranges, one subject has preoccupied the polymath since he began writing 35 years ago: the dangers and delights...

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