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The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved

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by Colin Wilson
     
 

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Now available in one tremendous volume is a compelling and remarkable history spanning over two thousand years of the greatest unsolved mysteries known to mankind, including:

Atlantis ? the Bermuda Triangle ? Bigfoot ? crop circles ? crystal skulls ? the Holy Shroud of Turin ? the Hope Diamond and other cursed jewels ? the mystery of the Mary Celeste ?

Overview

Now available in one tremendous volume is a compelling and remarkable history spanning over two thousand years of the greatest unsolved mysteries known to mankind, including:

Atlantis ? the Bermuda Triangle ? Bigfoot ? crop circles ? crystal skulls ? the Holy Shroud of Turin ? the Hope Diamond and other cursed jewels ? the mystery of the Mary Celeste ? mummies and their curses ? poltergeists ? sea monsters ? spontaneous human combustion ? Tunguska and other falling meteors ? vampires ? zombies

Includes a mystery never examined before - the missing maps of Atlantis
Colin Wilson is an acknowledged expert in the field of the unexplained and is in constant demand by the media
Colin has a track record of proven successes with the Mammoth series, including, most recently, The Mammoth Book of Murder

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Written by experienced authors who rely on in-depth research and draw careful conclusions, these works compellingly highlight key events, issues, themes, and theories concerning UFOs and myriad other unsolved mysteries. Wilson revises and updates material he has already presented in such works as The Encyclopedia of the Unsolved Mysteries (1988) and From Atlantis to the Sphinx (LJ 6/15/97), dividing his investigation into 75 enduring mysteries, from crop circles to poltergeists to Atlantis. For example, he probes the history of the curse of the Hope Diamond, bringing to light the possibility that the diamond, like other crystals, is sensitive to the vibrations of the mind and that a curse could therefore be imprinted on it. Though not all entries are of equal depth, they include enough information to make this work helpful. Lewis (The Astrology Encyclopedia; Angels A to Z; religion, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point) here highlights UFO religions, folklore, and mythology, and the details seem to flow like water. In addition to articles from 20 contributors, the book contains an extensive bibliography, a chronology of UFO sightings from 1837 to 1998, and, as an example of UFO spirituality, a document from the Heaven's Gate cult, whose members committed mass suicide in 1997 in expectation of arriving UFOs. A listing of UFO-related organizations, periodicals, and web sites enable readers to pursue the subject as interest dictates. Good primers for those first exploring this territory, both works are sure to entice casual readers. Lewis's, perhaps better suited than Wilson's to the reference shelf, should also be included in all UFO collections, for its alphabetical table of contents makes it easy to locate each topic, and the opportunities for further research assure its timeliness.--Leroy Hommerding, Fort Myers Beach P.L. Dist., FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780337050
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
107,832
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Colin Wilson, renowned criminologist, TV and radio personality, is one of the most popular and respected writers on both criminology and psychology. He is the best-selling author of more than 60 books, including The Outsider, The Criminal History of Mankind, A Plague of Murder, The Mammoth Book of True Crime and many other works of non-fiction and fiction. He lives in Cornwall.

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