Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs: Mysterious Creatures, Lost Worlds and Amazing Inventions / Edition 1

Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs: Mysterious Creatures, Lost Worlds and Amazing Inventions / Edition 1

by Gregory L. Reece
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845117565

ISBN-13: 9781845117566

Pub. Date: 12/09/2008

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

What really lies at the earth's core? Is there truly a beautiful princess in the fiery land of Pellucidar waiting to be rescued from evil winged creatures? Enchanted from his early boyhood by the gripping tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs, H G Wells and others, Greg Reece takes us on an epic journey into the bowels of the earth, and beyond, in search of fantasy's

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What really lies at the earth's core? Is there truly a beautiful princess in the fiery land of Pellucidar waiting to be rescued from evil winged creatures? Enchanted from his early boyhood by the gripping tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs, H G Wells and others, Greg Reece takes us on an epic journey into the bowels of the earth, and beyond, in search of fantasy's deepest and darkest imaginings. Yet, as Reece shows, fantasy and reality have increasingly blurred, and the obsession that so many people now have with the uncanny and unnatural is itself a mystery.

Drinking deep from the wells of esoteric knowledge, the author undertakes a heroic quest for answers. Braving the darkest recesses of cult belief, he stalks the twilight borderlands of contemporary culture, where, at the outer edges of mainstream thought, things become downright freaky and outlandish. Taking his life in both hands, the author explores a subterranean cavern reputed to be the home of elusive blue-skinned troglodytes; goes hiking in the backwoods for a glimpse of Bigfoot; investigates the truth of Alternative Archaeology in search of Atlantis; and tests for himself the time-travel and anti-gravity theories of famed inventor Nikola Tesla. Unashamedly revelling in the unexplained, Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs is both a penetrating analysis of the hidden underbelly of science, pseudo-science and religion, and an unforgettable journey into the innermost depths of the fantastic and the peculiar.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845117566
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
12/09/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction 1

Pt. 1 Bigfoot in Paris 9

1 Bigfoot 11

2 Cryptozoology 45

3 The Spirit of Sasquatch 71

Pt. 2 Among the Arkansas Cave People 101

4 Lost Worlds 103

5 The Hollow Earth 129

Pt. 3 Psychic Brainwaves from Space 165

6 Ancient Wonders 167

7 Tesla Technology 193

Conclusion 221

Bibliography 227

Index 233

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