) is author of the book Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy (1984)
Main article: Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy
In his book, Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy, Henry Bauer criticizes the research of Immanuel Velikovsky, author of Worlds in Collision (1950). Time magazine refers to Bauer's book as "the definitive treatise debunking Immanuel Velikovsky." Bauer's work on Velikovsky is also cited in a Science article on Velikovsky and by C. Leroy Ellenberger, editor of Kronos, a publication founded to explore Velikovsky's work.  Bauer's book is praised as "(a) very valuable contribution to the literature on a major controversy" by NASA Institute director Robert Jastrow, and Marcello Truzzi says that "Bauer's remarkable book will be viewed, even by Velikovskians, as a great improvement over previous critical studies."
Bauer is an emeritus professor of chemistry and science studies, and emeritus dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech"). Bauer earned his Ph.D. in 1956 from the University of Sydney. He became editor-in-chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration, a publication devoted to fringe science, after his retirement in 1999.