The Book of the Damned: A Quick Read edition
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The Book of the Damned: A Quick Read edition

Quick Read

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  • Aide EAN13 : 9782385820763
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Discover a new way to read classics with Quick Read.
This Quick Read edition includes both the full text and a summary for each
\- Reading time of the complete text: about 10 hours
\- Reading time of the summarized text: 21 minutes

"The Book of the Damned" is a nonfiction work by Charles Fort, published in
1919. It explores various anomalous phenomena such as UFOs, strange falls of
materials from the sky, odd weather patterns, and mythical creature sightings.
Fort argues that mainstream scientists are close-minded and conformist, only
accepting beliefs that align with popular opinion. He compares their mindset
to religious fundamentalists and suggests that science itself is a de facto
religion. The book's early chapters explain Fort's thesis, including his
belief that scientists used the eruption of Krakatoa as an explanation for a
phenomenon they couldn't understand. Fort discusses strange falls of fish,
frogs, and unidentified materials, as well as thunderstones and evidence for
giants and fairies. He also covers poltergeist phenomena, disappearances of
people, UFO sightings, and the "Devil's Footprints" mystery. Fort's theory is
that lost objects are found in a stationary "Super-Sargasso Sea" and
occasionally rain back down to Earth. Critics argue that Fort lacks positive
explanations for the phenomena he presents. "The Book of the Damned" is
available in various formats and has been influential in the study of
paranormal phenomena.
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