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The unidentified : mythical monsters, alien encounters, and our obsession with the unexplained / Colin Dickey.

Dickey, Colin, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 130 (Text) 33062009314999 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Allentown Public Library 130 DICK (Text) 34455006705533 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Easton Main Library 130 D551u (Text) 31901004443794 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525557562
  • ISBN: 0525557563
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2020]

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Occultism.
Parapsychology.

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