The Book Of The Damned

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The Book of the Damned has inspired scientists, science fiction writers, moviemakers, and devotees for almost a hundred years. The damned data Charles Fort gathered covered so many marvels, mysteries, and monsters--including unidentified aerial objects, frog falls, ship disappearances, red rains, earthquake lights, lake monsters, animal mutilations, psychic explosions, and much, much more.

CHARLES HOY FORT (1874-1932), life-long naturalist and independent journalist, wrote ten ...

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The Book of the Damned: The Collected Works of Charles Fort

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The Book of the Damned has inspired scientists, science fiction writers, moviemakers, and devotees for almost a hundred years. The damned data Charles Fort gathered covered so many marvels, mysteries, and monsters--including unidentified aerial objects, frog falls, ship disappearances, red rains, earthquake lights, lake monsters, animal mutilations, psychic explosions, and much, much more.

CHARLES HOY FORT (1874-1932), life-long naturalist and independent journalist, wrote ten novels, though only one, The Outcast Manufacturers (1906), was published in the U.S. - critics said it was ahead of its time, but it was deemed commercially unsuccessful. Upon his death in 1932, more than 60,000 notes were donated to The New York Public Library.

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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)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781602060081
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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