Author(s): John Grant
Skeptics of the supernatural will enjoy this humourous jaunt through the long history of scientific enquiry into paranormal and psychic phenomena. Telepathy, life after death, spirit communication, the astral plane, reincarnation, spoon bending: on the relatively rare occasions when scientists have tried to apply their methods to the paranormal, they've often ended up embarrassed - fooled by obvious Charlatans, deluded into making irrational and unsubstantiated claims, or frustrated in their attempt to find something that just isn't there. John Grant investigates the pseudoscience of spooky stuff to fascinating and often hilarious effect.
A humourous volume for any skeptics of the supernatural. Explores the long history of scientific enquiry into the paranormal. Covers topics including telepathy, life after death, spirit communication and reincarnation.
John Grant is the author of some 70 books and recipient of two Hugo Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, and a number of other international literary awards. He co-edited with John Clute The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (Orbit/St Martin's) and wrote in their entirety all three editions of The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters (Hyperion). His A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Definitive Reference Guide has the distinction of being the largest film noir encyclopaedia ever written. Among his other recently published nonfiction books are the highly successful Discarded Science, Corrupted Science, and Bogus Science (all AAPPL/Sterling).