Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs

Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs

Mysterious Creatures, Lost Worlds, and Amazing Inventions

eBook - 2009
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The author of UFO Religion journeys into the bizarre world of science, religion, and pseudo-science as he looks that the mysteries of the Yeti, Shangri-La, lost civilizations, strange creatures in Loch Ness, Nikola Tesla's time travel and anti-gravity theories, Atlantis, and other oddities. Original.

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Does the giant Yeti roam the mountain ranges of Tibet? Does a real-life Shangri La lie waiting to be discovered in a Himalayan valley? Do transmissions from lost civilizations beam messages of salvation to humankind? What lost creatures lurk in the murky depths of Scotland's brooding Loch Ness? And who - or what - is responsible for the implacable monoliths which tower over Easter Island? The obsession that so many now have with the uncanny and the unnatural is in itself a mystery. It prompts serious questions which could have remarkable answers. Drinking deep from the wells of esoteric knowledge, Greg Reece undertakes a heroic quest for solutions. 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 as well as an unforgettable journey into the innermost depths of the fantastic, the extraordinary and the peculiar.
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.'A wide-ranging and surprising account of some of the wilder and woollier areas of human belief and the outer limits of credulity.' - Louis Theroux

Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America and Canada, distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
ISBN: 9780857717870
0857717871
9781441616081
144161608X
9781845117566
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 238 p.) : ill., maps

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