Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty’s Navy 

Order here.  But hurry!  Never know when it will sell out.


“In this extraordinary study, Reidy certainly figured out how to lull readers to sleep.  How a lack of erudition and faulty reasoning could come together in such a complete mess — I’m speechless.”  – Kirk Branch, Rhetorica

“I bought it by accident, then couldn’t get rid of it.  Twenty weeks on eBay and not one bid.” – Tad Meaty, New York Times Review of Books

“I liked the pictures. Oh, wait, that was a different book I think.”  — David Singel, interview for MSU News Services.


Science and Exploration: Social Impact and Interaction

Order here.  This one, too, is rushing off the shelves.


“Worst $120 I ever spent. Reidy is a complete joke.”   — Jerry Jessie, British Journal for the History of Science.

“Better than Ambien!”  — Dusty Bender, Wired.


Communicating Science:  The Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present

This was first published in 2000 by Oxford University Press, but is now available from Parlor Press in Paperback.

Get it here.


“Alan Gross is a major powerhouse in the rhetoric of science, and Joseph Harmon is a practicing scientists — both have contributed immensely to our understanding of science with their savvy and penetrating analysis.  Reidy’s sections are obviously less pertinent.  I think there might be something wrong with him, actually.”  — Donald Trump, from his recent book Why I Am Great, And You’re Not.

“It’s the only book that’s ever made me any money. It’s why Montana State hired me. And I didn’t even really write any of it.” — Michael S. Reidy, interview for Montana Public Radio


Age of Scientific Naturalism:  Tyndall and His Contemporaries

Again, here, you better hurry!


“I edited it with him because I sort of felt sorry for him.  And, in the end, I did most of the work — at least the good parts, few and far between as they are.  I hope I never have to work with him again.”  — Bernard Lightman, interview for Canadian Public Radio.

“Thank God Reidy only wrote the ‘Introduction’.  Twenty-two pages of unabashad bullshit is enough for any book.”  — Mark Largent, Playgirl.