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The Book of the Damned

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Flying saucers, telekinesis, sudden showers of fish from the sky, poltergeists, spontaneous combustion: these are a few of the unexplained phenomena Charles Fort (1874-1932) labeled "damned," his term for mysteries ignored or dismissed by scientific orthodoxy. This volume, based on 27 years of research, explores this gray area between science and fantasy. Although branded as "irregular, whimsical, mutually exclusive, elliptical and contrary," Fort's manner of writing was admired by many notable figures, and his research and interpretations became the prototype for latter-day extraterrestrial speculations and helped promote the development of science fiction — a genre that embraces what are known today as "Fortean themes."

Synopsis:

This volume, based on 27 years of research, explores the gray area between science and fantasy: flying saucers, telekinesis, sudden showers of fish from the sky, spontaneous combustion, and more.

Synopsis:

Flying saucers, telekinesis, sudden showers of fish from the sky, and spontaneous combustion are a few of the unexplained phenomena that Charles Fort (1874–1932) labeled "damned" — his term for mysteries dismissed by scientific orthodoxy. This exploration of the gray area between science and fantasy was the prototype for extraterrestrial speculations and helped promote the development of science fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486421339
Author:
Fort, Charles
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Unexplained Phenomena
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Occult
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.77 lb

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
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This volume, based on 27 years of research, explores the gray area between science and fantasy: flying saucers, telekinesis, sudden showers of fish from the sky, spontaneous combustion, and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Flying saucers, telekinesis, sudden showers of fish from the sky, and spontaneous combustion are a few of the unexplained phenomena that Charles Fort (1874–1932) labeled "damned" — his term for mysteries dismissed by scientific orthodoxy. This exploration of the gray area between science and fantasy was the prototype for extraterrestrial speculations and helped promote the development of science fiction.
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