The publisher of Skeptic Magazine and author of such books as The Moral Arc and The Believing Brain, Michael Shermer makes this welcome Elliott Bay return for his newest book, Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia (Henry Holt & Co.).
“This book’s theme is the one of greatest practical importance to all of us: does some heaven or afterlife await us after we die? Most Americans, and even many atheists, believe that the answer is ‘yes.’ If there is no heaven, how can we find purpose in life? Michael Shermer explores these big questions with the delightful, powerful style that made his previous books so successful—but this is his best book.” —Jared Diamond.
“Heavens on Earth is absolutely brilliant, filled with profundity, startling facts, and mind-expanding ideas. Michael Shermer somehow manages to be entertaining and scientifically erudite at the same time. He also brings some of history’s greatest thinkers to life and makes their ideas accessible. This is one of the most fascinating books I’ve read in a long time.” —Amy Chua.