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作者:
Gregory L. Reece
ISBN:
9781845117566
出版年代:
2008
出版社:
I. B. Tauris; 1st edition
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What really lies at the earth's core? Is there truly a beautiful princess in the fiery land of Pellucidar waiting to be rescued from evil winged creatures? Enchanted from his early boyhood by the gripping tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs, H G Wells and others, Greg Reece takes us on an epic journey into the bowels of the earth, and beyond, in search of fantasy's deepest and darkest imaginings. Yet, as Reece shows, fantasy and reality have increasingly blurred, and the obsession that so many people now have with the uncanny and unnatural is itself a mystery.Drinking deep from the wells of esoteric knowledge, the author undertakes a heroic quest for answers. Braving the darkest recesses of cult belief, he stalks the twilight borderlands of contemporary culture, where, at the outer edges of mainstream thought, things become downright freaky and outlandish. Taking his life in both hands, the author explores a subterranean cavern reputed to be the home of elusive blue-skinned troglodytes; goes hiking in the backwoods for a glimpse of Bigfoot; investigates the truth of Alternative Archaeology in search of Atlantis; and tests for himself the time-travel and anti-gravity theories of famed inventor Nikola Tesla. Unashamedly revelling in the unexplained,Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefsis both a penetrating analysis of the hidden underbelly of science, pseudo-science and religion, and an unforgettable journey into the innermost depths of the fantastic and the peculiar.
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