My Books

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Coming 9/1 from Simon and Schuster. Click to pre-order.

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"Perhaps the most important hypothesis in the Earth Sciences, with ramifications in other fields., since plate tectonics." Prof. Ed Keller.

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A tour-de-force of Science from the collosal to the infinitesimal. Neil Comins and I helped to get this book to publication after the death of the author, Tom Scott.

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How to respond to those who say scientists are just wrong about AGW or that it is a hoax.

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“James Lawrence Powell breaks new ground. His scholarship is deep, and his stories are well-written and enriched with human detail. Anyone with an interest in how science progresses will profit from reading this book.” —Spencer Weart, author of THE DISCOVERY OF GLOBAL WARMING

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"The most comprehensive, illuminating and searing account yet of the murky world of climate change denial and the charlatans who populate it."--Irish Times. "A winner, written in an easy, logical style. Thorough and fascinating discussions of major deniers." -- Orrin Pilkey, Duke University

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"Dead Pool is the best book I know about the current state of the Colorado River and the policy issues facing it."--Donald Worster, author of Rivers of Empire and A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell.

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"James Powell’s exciting account of the Canyon’s development is worthy of the excitement that the canyon itself inspires."--Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

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"An elegant masterpiece of science writing."--Peter Ward, University of Washington

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"Clearly the most enlightened and helpful book on leadership in the nonprofict sector."--James Fisher, author of The Power of the Presidency and former president of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

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Strontium isotope geology as of 1972. Now only of historical interest.