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

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

Label
Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof
Title
Ghosts
Title remainder
a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof
Statement of responsibility
Roger Clarke
Title variation
Five hundred years of searching for proof
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, Roger
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghosts
  • Haunted places
  • Parapsychology
Label
Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof, Roger Clarke
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published under title: A natural history of ghosts : 500 years of hunting for proof. London : Particular Books, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1571775
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781250053572
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014025926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1571775
  • (Sirsi) 1571775
  • (OCoLC)885983212
Label
Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof, Roger Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published under title: A natural history of ghosts : 500 years of hunting for proof. London : Particular Books, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1571775
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781250053572
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014025926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1571775
  • (Sirsi) 1571775
  • (OCoLC)885983212

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