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Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof, Roger Clarke

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Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof
Title
Ghosts
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a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof
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Roger Clarke
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Five hundred years of searching for proof
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eng
Summary
"Is there anybody out there?" No matter how rationally we order our lives, few of us are completely immune to the suggestion of the uncanny and the fear of the dark. What explains sightings of ghosts? Why do they fascinate us? What exactly do those who have been haunted see? What did they believe? And what proof is there? Taking us through the key hauntings that have obsessed the world, from the true events that inspired Henry James's classic The Turn of the Screw right up to the present day, Roger Clarke unfolds a story of class conflict, charlatans, and true believers. The cast list includes royalty and prime ministers, Samuel Johnson, John Wesley, Harry Houdini, and Adolf Hitler. The chapters cover everything from religious beliefs to modern developments in neuroscience, the medicine of ghosts, and the technology of ghosthunting. There are haunted WWI submarines, houses so blighted by phantoms they are demolished, a seventeenth century Ghost Hunter General, and the emergence of the Victorian flash mob, where hundreds would stand outside rumored sites all night waiting to catch sight of a dead face at a window."--Book jacket
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Title
Ghosts
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Summary
Describes the history of ghost-hunting and searching for proof of spectres, spirits and ghosts in some of the supposedly most-haunted sites of the past 500 years, drawing upon folklore, religion, neuroscientific advancements and the technology of paranormal explorers
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10377159
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
133.109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1461
LC item number
.C637 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof
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a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof
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Roger Clarke
Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof, Roger Clarke
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Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof, Roger Clarke
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Originally published under title: A natural history of ghosts : 500 years of hunting for proof. London : Particular Books, 2012
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-346) and index
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ocn885983212
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781250053572
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014025926
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885983212

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