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VOYA - Suanne Roush
Haunted: Ghosts and the Paranormal is a four-volume series investigating ghosts, UFOs, paranormal encounters, and the incident at Roswell. Unlike most books dealing with these subjects, which tend to be brief, this series is reminiscent of the books in Rosen's UXL line: more academic and less for the casual or reluctant reader. All of the four are arranged with a preface, introduction, conclusion, glossary, more information, further reading, bibliography and index, and all have black and white photographs, except Famous Ghost Stories which has black-and-white illustrations. In this title, aspects of the ghost stories are explained with their ties to various countries and versions. It could be used in a class that is studying urban legends, since there is a section on "the hitchhiker," or during a unit on scary stories. This title, as well as Paranormal Encounter, have the widest appeal. The volumes on Roswell and UFOs, more academic in nature, are going to appeal only to students with a strong interest in, or who are doing projects about, the subject. Both volumes, but especially the one on UFOs, are slanted toward believers; both sides of the topic are not presented. This makes that volume especially interesting, from the preface, written by both an astronaut and a scientist, through the conclusion. The goal is to break through the "traditionalist" viewpoint that UFOs do not exist, in spite of evidence to the contrary. What makes this volume refreshing also makes it potentially controversial. This set should be purchased where there is interest in the subject beyond the superficial. (Haunted: Ghosts and the Paranormal) Reviewer: Suanne Roush
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448848386
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Series: Haunted: Ghosts and the Paranormal Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,197,378
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Forewords Dr. Edgar Mitchell Dr. Bruce Maccabee 7

Introduction 19

Chapter 1 The Case for the ET Origin of Flying Saucers 25

Chapter 2 You Can Get Here From There 55

Chapter 3 From Where Do They Come? 89

Chapter 4 The Cosmic Watergate 99

Chapter 5 The Cult of SETI 125

Chapter 6 The UFO "Why" Questions 149

Chapter 7 Science, Science Fiction, and UFOs 171

Chapter 8 UFOs and Public Opinion 195

Chapter 9 Update on Crashed Saucers at Roswell 213

Chapter 10 The Press and Flying Saucers 239

Chapter 11 The Operation Majestic 12 Documents 253

Conclusion: What Does It Matter? 293

Glossary 299

For More Information 301

For Further Reading 303

Bibliography 305

Index 310

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