Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 World-Famous Mysteries

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This amazing collection contains entries on everything from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the spooky to the just plain confounding. The book gives essential background information on the events and the people involved, discusses the impact of particular myths and beliefs, and provides updates on the latest investigations being undertaken in an attempt to find answers to these baffling phenomena. From Loch Ness to Bigfoot, spontaneous combustion to Roswell, each entry is supported with sidebars related to ...

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Overview

This amazing collection contains entries on everything from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the spooky to the just plain confounding. The book gives essential background information on the events and the people involved, discusses the impact of particular myths and beliefs, and provides updates on the latest investigations being undertaken in an attempt to find answers to these baffling phenomena. From Loch Ness to Bigfoot, spontaneous combustion to Roswell, each entry is supported with sidebars related to pop culture, and comes with a wealth of photographs.

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VOYA - Donna L. Phillips
Dipping into superstition, mythology, unsolved crimes, true science, and not-so-true frauds, Dead Strange is sure to satisfy teens’ appetite for the gruesome, weird, or wicked. The fifty two- to three-page entries in this entertaining and informative compendium will challenge even the well-read to learn about new mysteries, like the ogopogo, a Canadian cousin to the Loch Ness monster. Even on familiar topics, such as dowsing, readers are told about a million-dollar prize for the first dowser who can consistently achieve an 80 percent success rate. Originally published in Great Britain in 2003, Dead Strange has been updated through 2011 in this U.S. edition. The “Big Bang” entry notes the December 2011 status of efforts to confirm the existence of the Higgs boson particle. (Invite teens to check the Web to learn this was accomplished in early July 2012.) Dead Strange encourages readers to keep an open mind about these mysteries, tempered with a healthy dose of skepticism. Its conversational tone and cheeky humor (“Bigfoot never was a fan of pants.”) will entertain teens who want reading to be fun. With teens, you can never have too many books like this. Only two things would improve it for librarians: a list of photo credits/sources and a hardcover edition. Buy extras. It is sure to wear out quickly or disappear quicker than a zombie snapped up in an alien abduction. Ages 11 to 18.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936976270
  • Publisher: Zest Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 536,759
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Lamy was born on the Channel Island of Jersey where he attended Victoria College. It was while studying for a degree in journalism at Sheffield University in the UK that he developed an interest in the paranormal, filing reports on the nearby Peak District’s ghost planes, earth lights, and hauntings. After completing his degree he moved to London where he worked as a freelance journalist until taking up a full-time position as Chief Writer with sports magazine, Cycling Active. Since writing 100 Strangest Mysteries, his first book, Matt Lamy has authored Lance and Le Tour: The Complete History of Cycling’s Most Uneasy Alliance.

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