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E-Books Available from the James Randi Educational Foundation

The JREF sees digital publishing as an important tool for advancing its educational mission and bringing the message of scientific skepticism to new audiences. The JREF publishes new digital-only releases and enhanced versions of important classic and contemporary works of skeptical literature. Download these e-books and watch for additional titles and formats to be made available soon.

 


Encyclopedia cover imageAn Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

One of the most important reference books on the supernatural, paranormal, and occult is now available for the Kindle and Nook e-readers (iPad version coming soon). The JREF has made James’s Randi’s An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural available in popular e-book formats for the first time at the special price of just $4.99. In this remarkable encyclopedia, James Randi casts his skeptical eye on the dubious claims of the occult and the supernatural. With 666 entries and hundreds of illustrations throughout, this book examines the shady world of manipulators, occultists, and shamanists in microscopic detail.

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Flim-Flam cover imageFlim-Flam!

Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by their training and traditions. Here, he shows us how what he views as sloppy research has been followed by rationalizations of evident failures, and we see these errors and misrepresentations clearly pointed out. Mr. Randi provides us with a compelling and convincing document that will certainly startle and enlighten all who read it.

The digital edition features a new preface by James Randi.

 

 

 

 


Faith Healers cover imageThe Faith Healers

James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the faith-healing practices of the leading televangelists and others who claim divine healing powers. Randi and his team of researchers attended scores of "miracle services" and often were pronounced "healed" of the nonexistent illnesses they claimed. They viewed first-hand the tragedies resulting from the wide-spread belief that faith healing can cure every conceivable disease. The ministries, they discovered, were rife with deception, chicanery, and often outright fraud.

Self-anointed ministers of God convince the gullible that they have been healed - and that they should pay for the service. The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes. Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard."

 

 

 


Truth About Uri Gellar ebook coverThe Truth about Uri Geller

There is more to Uri Geller than his countless "miracles" - and James (The Amazing) Randi tells all in this fascinating examination of the Geller myth.

The Truth About Uri Geller, formerly known as The Magic of Uri Geller, is a 1982 book by magician and skeptic James Randi about alleged psychic Uri Geller. In this comprehensive biography Randi challenges Uri Geller's assertion that he performs paranormal feats. Randi explores Geller's background as a stage magician, and explains how Geller's spoon bending can be easily reproduced by any magician using sleight of hand.

 

 

 

 

 


SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Naturopathy

In this volume from the Science-Based Medicine Anthology medical experts from the JREF's Science-Based Medicine Project examine the evidence for naturopathy.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Miscellaneous CAM

In this volume from the Science-Based Medicine Anthology medical experts from the JREF's Science-Based Medicine Project examine the evidence for miscellaneous CAM.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Homeopathy

In this volume from the Science-Based Medicine Anthology medical experts from the JREF's Science-Based Medicine Project examine the evidence for homeopathy.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Vaccines, Vaccine Preventable Illnesses and Autism

The best essays from the Science-Based Medicine blog concerning vaccine preventable illnesses, vaccines, and their nonexistant relationship to autism.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Quackademic Medicine

The best essays from the Science-Based Medicine blog on the infiltration of SCAM's into academic medicine.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Herbs, Supplements and Nutrition

A collection of the best essays from the Science-Based Medicine blog covering herbs, supplements, nutrition and medications.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Ethics, Law, Politics, Media and CAM

A collection of the best essays from the Science Based Medicine blog and the interface of Ethics, Law, Politics, Media and CAM.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Chiropractic

A collection of the the best essays on Chiropractic from the blog Science-Based Medicine.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Herbs, Supplements and Nutrition

A collection of the best essays from Science Based Medicine on how to think about issues in medicine and science.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Cancer and CAM

A collection of the essays from the blog Science-Based Medicine covering the treatment, diagnosis, epidemiology, basic science, and CAM 'interventions' of cancer.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Acupuncture and "Eastern" Medicine

A collection of the best essays from the blog Science-Based Medicine on the efficacy of acupuncture and "eastern" remedies.

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SBM cover imageScience-Based Medicine: "Best Of" Anthology

The best of the Science-Based Medicine blog.

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unnaturalCover.working_JPG1.0Unnatural Acts
by Robert Todd Carroll 

Unnatural Acts is for people who want to improve their thinking, become more accurate in their beliefs and more reasonable in their actions, and who are tired of being fooled by others.This book is about natural and unnatural thinking, and how the way we think affects everything we do. Natural thinking is instinctive, intuitive, quick and dirty. It works pretty well most of the time, but it can get us into trouble. We can deceive ourselves into believing what’s not true or even what goes against our own self-interest, if we’re not careful. And manipulators who understand natural thinking can use that understanding to hoodwink us into believing what isn’t true or doing what they want us to do. You can reduce the chances of being duped by learning how to think in unnatural ways. I hope this book helps you do that.

 

 

 

 


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Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions: Special Edition

Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions — originating as a series of lectures by the esteemed Oliver Wendell Holmes — must be included on a short-list of the most important works in the history of scientific skepticism. This digital edition was published by the James Randi Educational Foundation as part of the JREF Classic Editions series. This edition features a new Foreword by James Randi and a new Introduction by Harriet A. Hall, MD.

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psychicvibrationscoverPsychic Vibrations
by Robert Sheaffer 

In this hilarious and thought provoking anthology of his long-running Skeptical Inquirer column, Sheaffer explores reports of mermaids in the South Pacific, a flying saucer crash in Central Park, a secret government project to cover up proof of Noah's Ark, and much more. No matter the subject, Sheaffer brings along a skeptical mind and a winking sense of humor.