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Science Of Ghosts, The Paperback – 1 Jun 2013

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  • Paperback: 412 pages
  • Publisher: PROMETHEUS BOOKS; 1 edition (1 June 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616145854
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616145859
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.2 x 21.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
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"Joe Nickell has shown himself as not only the premiere skeptical paranormal investigator alive today, but also the most humane: he neither belittles believers, diminishing their deeply felt experiences, nor does he take advantage of them by promulgating their supernatural beliefs in popular culture for personal gain. In his important new book The Science of Ghosts, Nickell explains his expert investigative techniques of various paranormal cases, looking at the actual evidence for the existence of such spirit beings. Because he doesn't set out to debunk ghosts, but puts such beliefs in their important cultural and psychological context, this is a book that everyone who is interested in ghostly evidence for the afterlife—believer and skeptic alike—would benefit from reading." --D. J. Grothe, President, James Randi Educational Foundation

"This is it—the definitive book on ghosts from a scientific perspective written by the world's foremost science-based ghost hunter. Joe Nickell has once again risen to the challenge of attempting to explain what are often seemingly inexplicable one-off anomalous events by employing the best science and technology available for each and every case of the most prominent ghost sightings and experiences in history. Nickell is the go-to guy for all things paranormal and with this book he has once again asserted himself as a fair and careful investigator whose conclusions we can trust." --Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, author of The Believing Brain

About the Author

Joe Nickell (Amherst, NY) has been called "the modern Sherlock Holmes" and "the real-life Scully" (from The X-Files). He has been on the trail of mysterious creatures and phenomena for four decades. Since 1995 he has been the world's only full-time, professional, science-based paranormal investigator. His careful, often-innovative investigations have won him international respect in a field charged with controversy. He is the author of numerous books, including most recently Tracking the Man-Beasts: Sasquatch, Vampires, Zombies, and More and Real or Fake? Studies in Authentication and Adventures in Paranormal Investigation. See joenickell.com for more.

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