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The Book Of The Damned
     

The Book Of The Damned

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by Charles Fort
 

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Time travel, UFOs, mysterious planets, stigmata, rock-throwing poltergeists, huge footprints, bizarre rains of fish and frogs-nearly a century after Charles Fort's Book of the Damned was originally published, the strange phenomenon presented in this book remains largely unexplained by modern science. Through painstaking research and a witty, sarcastic style,

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Time travel, UFOs, mysterious planets, stigmata, rock-throwing poltergeists, huge footprints, bizarre rains of fish and frogs-nearly a century after Charles Fort's Book of the Damned was originally published, the strange phenomenon presented in this book remains largely unexplained by modern science. Through painstaking research and a witty, sarcastic style, Fort captures the imagination while exposing the flaws of popular scientific explanations. Virtually all of his material was compiled and documented from reports published in reputable journals, newspapers and periodicals because he was an avid collector. Charles Fort was somewhat of a recluse who spent most of his spare time researching these strange events and collected these reports from publications sent to him from around the globe. This was the first of a series of books he created on unusual and unexplained events and to this day it remains the most popular. If you agree that truth is often stranger than fiction, then this book is for you.

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A reprint of a work originally published in 1919, which challenges what its author sees as "dogmatic" science by cataloguing examples of phenomena seemingly unexplainable in scientific terms. Fort (1874-1923) asserts that scientists often argue according to their own beliefs rather than the rules of evidence and ignore, discredit, or suppress facts that conflict with their preferred theories. He wrote several books on his philosophy and is also noteworthy for having coined the word promoted early theories of the universe as an organism, and systematically studied reported sightings of UFOs. In this edition, the absence of any new material contextualizing the work, such as an introduction or afterword, is unfortunate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602060081
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,230,527
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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Charles Hoy Fort (1874 - 1932) was an American writer and researcher who specialized in anomalous phenomena. The terms Fortean and Forteana are sometimes used to characterize various such phenomena. His work continues to inspire people, who term themselves Forteans, and has influenced some aspects of science fiction.

Amy Sterling Casil is a 2002 Nebula Award nominee and recipient of other awards and recognition for her short science fiction and fantasy, which has appeared in publications ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction to Zoetrope. She is the author of 28 nonfiction books, over a hundred short stories, three fiction and poetry collections, and three novels. Amy is a founding member and treasurer of Book View Café and former treasurer of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and teaches writing and composition at Saddleback College. She is the founder of Chameleon Publishing.

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