The unidentified : mythical monsters, alien encounters, and our obsession with the unexplained
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New York : Viking, [2020].
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307 pages ; 24 cm
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130 DIC 2020
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130 DIC 2020
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130 DIC 2020
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Published
New York : Viking, [2020].
Format
Book
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307).
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Booklist,,July 01, 2020
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BookPage,,August 01, 2020
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Kirkus Reviews,,May 15, 2020
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Publishers Weekly,,April 06, 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dickey, C. (2020). The unidentified: mythical monsters, alien encounters, and our obsession with the unexplained . Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dickey, Colin. 2020. The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession With the Unexplained. Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dickey, Colin. The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession With the Unexplained Viking, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dickey, Colin. The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession With the Unexplained Viking, 2020.

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