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The Complete Books of Charles Fort

Author : Charles Fort
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The Book of the Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, New Lands. Greatest compilation of data: flying saucers, strange disappearances, inexplicable data not recognized by science. Painstakingly documented.

The Books of Charles Fort The Book of the Damned New Lands Lo Wild Talents

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The Books of Charles Fort

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The Books of Charles Fort

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The Book of the Damned

Author : Charles Fort
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Originally published in 1919, “The Book of the Damned” was the first non-fiction work published by American author Charles Fort. It explores different types of inexplicable phenomena ranging from UFOs and strange weather to disappearing people, cryptozoology, and much more. A fascinating book that challenges the boundaries of accepted scientific knowledge, “The Book of the Damned” is not to be missed by those with an interest in the strange and unexplained. Charles Hoy Fort (1874–1932) was an American writer and researcher most famous for his work relating to anomalous phenomena. His books were popular when first published and are still in print today, having inspired countless “Forteans” and influenced numerous aspects of science fiction. Other notable works by this author include: “New Lands” (1923), “Lo!” (1931), and “Wild Talents” (1932). Read & Co. Books is proudly republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Charles Fort

Author : Jim Steinmeyer
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The seminal biography of the twentieth century’s premier chronicler of the paranormal, Charles Fort—a man whose very name gave rise to an adjective, fortean, to describe the unexplained. By the early 1920s, Americans were discovering that the world was a strange place. Charles Fort could demonstrate that it was even stranger than anyone suspected. Frogs fell from the sky. Blood rained from the heavens. Mysterious airships visited the Earth. Dogs talked. People disappeared. Fort asked why, but, even more vexing, he also asked why we weren’t paying attention. Here is the first fully rendered literary biography of the man who, more than any other figure, would define our idea of the anomalous and paranormal. In Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural, the acclaimed historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer goes deeply into the life of Charles Fort as he saw himself: first and foremost, a writer. At the same time, Steinmeyer tells the story of an era in which the certainties of religion and science were being turned on their heads. And of how Fort—significantly—was the first man who challenged those orthodoxies not on the grounds of some counter-fundamentalism of his own but simply for the plainest of reasons: they didn’t work. In so doing, Fort gave voice to a generation of doubters who would neither accept the “straight story” of scholastic science nor credulously embrace fantastical visions. Instead, Charles Fort demanded of his readers and admirers the most radical of human acts: Thinking.

The Book of the Damned

Author : Charles Fort
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The Unidentified

Author : Colin Dickey
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"Absolutely perfect for the current moment." --Buzzfeed America's favorite cultural historian and author of Ghostland takes a tour of the country's most persistent "unexplained" phenomena In a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrational--in fringe--is on the rise: from Atlantis to aliens, from Flat Earth to the Loch Ness monster, the list goes on. It seems the more our maps of the known world get filled in, the more we crave mysterious locations full of strange creatures. Enter Colin Dickey, Cultural Historian and Tour Guide of the Weird. With the same curiosity and insight that made Ghostland a hit with readers and critics, Colin looks at what all fringe beliefs have in common, explaining that today's Illuminati is yesterday's Flat Earth: the attempt to find meaning in a world stripped of wonder. Dickey visits the wacky sites of America's wildest fringe beliefs--from the famed Mount Shasta where the ancient race (or extra-terrestrials, or possibly both, depending on who you ask) called Lemurians are said to roam, to the museum containing the last remaining "evidence" of the great Kentucky Meat Shower--investigating how these theories come about, why they take hold, and why as Americans we keep inventing and re-inventing them decade after decade. The Unidentified is Colin Dickey at his best: curious, wry, brilliant in his analysis, yet eminently readable.

Wild Talents

Author : Charles Fort
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"Wild Talents" captures Charles Fort at his finest, most thought provoking, and wittiest. Containing accounts of-among numerous other bizarre topics-strange coincidences, vampires, werewolves, talking dogs, poltergeist activity, teleportation, witchcraft, vanishing people, spontaneous human combustion, and the escapades of the 'mad bats of Trinidad, ' the book is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about the early years of research into the myriad mysteries of this world and beyond.

Pseudoscience and Science Fiction

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Aliens, flying saucers, ESP, the Bermuda Triangle, antigravity ... are we talking about science fiction or pseudoscience? Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference. Both pseudoscience and science fiction (SF) are creative endeavours that have little in common with academic science, beyond the superficial trappings of jargon and subject matter. The most obvious difference between the two is that pseudoscience is presented as fact, not fiction. Yet like SF, and unlike real science, pseudoscience is driven by a desire to please an audience – in this case, people who “want to believe”. This has led to significant cross-fertilization between the two disciplines. SF authors often draw on “real” pseudoscientific theories to add verisimilitude to their stories, while on other occasions pseudoscience takes its cue from SF – the symbiotic relationship between ufology and Hollywood being a prime example of this. This engagingly written, well researched and richly illustrated text explores a wide range of intriguing similarities and differences between pseudoscience and the fictional science found in SF. Andrew May has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in astrophysics from Manchester University. After many years in academia and the private sector, he now works as a freelance writer and scientific consultant. He has written pocket biographies of Newton and Einstein, as well as contributing to a number of popular science books. He has a lifelong interest in science fiction, and has had several articles published in Fortean Times magazine

New Lands

Author : Charles Fort
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New Lands was the second nonfiction book of the author Charles Fort, written in 1925. It deals primarily with astronomical anomalies. Fort expands in this book on his theory about the Super-Sargasso Sea - a place where earthly things supposedly materialize in order to rain down on Earth - as well as developing an idea that there are continents above the skies of Earth. As evidence, he cites a number of anomalous phenomena, including strange "mirages" of land masses, groups of people, and animals in the skies. He also continues his attacks on scientific dogma, citing a number of mysterious stars and planets that scientists failed to account for.

Pseudoscience A Critical Encyclopedia

Author : Brian Regal
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More than just a collection of factual entries, this rich resource explores the difference between scientific and pseudoscientific pursuits in a way that spurs readers to ask questions and formulate answers. • 124 entries, from alchemy and alien abductions to yetis and zombies, that continually focus readers on the true nature of legitimate scientific methods and findings • An introductory essay, drawing on the work of genuine historians and philosophers of science, offering guidelines for assessing topics in pseudoscience • 40 original line drawings created specifically for this reference, depicting key individuals, creatures, artifacts, and more • An extensive bibliography of current and classic works on the full range of pseudoscience topics covered in this volume • An index that makes it easy to locate specific topics, terms, names, and ideas

American Religious Liberalism

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Religious liberalism in America has often been equated with an ecumenical Protestant establishment. By contrast, American Religious Liberalism draws attention to the broad diversity of liberal cultures that shapes America's religious movements. The essays gathered here push beyond familiar tropes and boundaries to interrogate religious liberalism's dense cultural leanings by looking at spirituality in the arts, the politics and piety of religious cosmopolitanism, and the interaction between liberal religion and liberal secularism. Readers will find a kaleidoscopic view of many of the progressive strands of America's religious past and present in this richly provocative volume.

Authors of the Impossible

Author : Jeffrey J. Kripal
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Most scholars dismiss research into the paranormal as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of religion, whose work naturally attends to events beyond the realm of empirical science, have shown scant interest in the subject. But the history of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped source of insight into the sacred and by tracing that history through the last two centuries of Western thought we can see its potential centrality to the critical study of religion. Kripal grounds his study in the work of four major figures in the history of paranormal research: psychical researcher Frederic Myers; writer and humorist Charles Fort; astronomer, computer scientist, and ufologist Jacques Vallee; and philosopher and sociologist Bertrand Méheust. Through incisive analyses of these thinkers, Kripal ushers the reader into a beguiling world somewhere between fact, fiction, and fraud. The cultural history of telepathy, teleportation, and UFOs; a ghostly love story; the occult dimensions of science fiction; cold war psychic espionage; galactic colonialism; and the intimate relationship between consciousness and culture all come together in Authors of the Impossible, a dazzling and profound look at how the paranormal bridges the sacred and the scientific.

To Charles Fort With Love

Author : Caitlin R. Kiernan
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Talents Insolites

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Charles Fort, le pionnier incontesté des phénomènes inexpliqués, avait secoué les milieux intellectuels en 1919 avec Le livre des damnés. Mais il faut savoir qu'il avait publié quatre enquêtes - chocs autour des anomalies que la Science avait préféré balayer sous le tapis de convenances. Son livre le plus provocateur restait à traduire en français, le défi vient d'être relevé. Talents insolites équivaut à une visite au musée des combustions humaines spontanées, des disparitions mystérieuses, des crimes insolubles, des survenues de vampires et de loups-garous, des poltergeists, des stigmates et d'autres incidents "pas si sensationnels étant donné leur relative abondance ", se plaisait à dire l'auteur. Les histoires humaines abracadabrantes se mesurent aux histoires scientifiques tout aussi extravagantes... Et qui sait si nous ne nageons pas dans le réel - irréel. Fort, l'empêcheur de penser en rond, le boulimique de la connaissance, fut un sabreur de dogmes et un visionnaire.

The Book of the Damned

Author : Charles Hoy Fort
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The Book of the Damned by Charles Hoy Fort An amazing book which will create the most tremendous controversy the world of Science has known for hundreds of years. Ben Hecht says in the Chicago Daily News: "For every five people who read this book four will go insane.... I rush to surrender my homage. Whatever the purpose of Charles Fort, he has delighted me beyond all men who have written books in this world." "'The Book of the Damned' makes fascinating reading. No imaginative fiction writer could conjure up stranger visions than Mr. Fort creates in his collection of mysterious happenings all over the world." --The New York Tribune.

The Romance of Sorcery

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An intriguing tour of the dark arts throughout the ages introduces such luminaries as Nostradamus, Dr. John Dee, Cagliostro, and Madame Blavatsky. Engaging and informative history, encompassing astrology, alchemy, witchcraft, and demonology.

Charles Fort

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The Political History of the Devil

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Satire by the author of Robinson Crusoe examines the rise of the historical force known as "the devil," from Satan's origins to devilish influences on 18th-century monarchs and ordinary folk.