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An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural
     

An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

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by James Randi
 

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In this updated and expanded version of his remarkable encyclopedia, James Randi casts his cynical eye on the dubious claims of the occult and the supernatural. With hundreds of entries and illustrations throughout, this book examines the shady world of manipulators, occultists, and shamanists in microscopic detail. Topics include Jeane Dixon's long string of failed

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In this updated and expanded version of his remarkable encyclopedia, James Randi casts his cynical eye on the dubious claims of the occult and the supernatural. With hundreds of entries and illustrations throughout, this book examines the shady world of manipulators, occultists, and shamanists in microscopic detail. Topics include Jeane Dixon's long string of failed predictions, the elaborate hoax surrounding the mystery of the Abominable Snowman, and much more.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013554221
Publisher:
James Randi Educational Foundation
Publication date:
11/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
529,354
File size:
9 MB

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Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book to reference when encountering new claims. Most of the scams out there have been done before. James Randi has devoted a lifetime to educating the public about the hucksters, and this book is just the tip of the iceberg. The James Randi Educational Foundation even offers a cool million to anyone who can prove they have abilities that defy current known laws of physics or biology. He's not a cynic, he's not a debunker, he's just a guy that wants extraordinary evidence before believing extraordinary claims.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice concise guide to many so-called mysteries. However Randi's heavy handed and self-righteous tone does the subject matter a significant disservice.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The entire book is little more than a few lines of info on each topic with belittling or insulting coments. The few topics that are actually written in depth are done so only so that they can be ripped apart and stomped on. Some entries even have wrong or misleading information. Dont waste your money on this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This man is not a skeptic.. hes a CYNIC