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The Resource Weird earth : debunking strange ideas about our planet, Donald R. Prothero

Weird earth : debunking strange ideas about our planet, Donald R. Prothero

Label
Weird earth : debunking strange ideas about our planet
Title
Weird earth
Title remainder
debunking strange ideas about our planet
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Prothero
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Aliens. Ley lines. Water dowsing. Conspiracies and myths captivate imaginations and promise mystery and magic. Whether it's arguing about the moon landing hoax or a Frisbee-like Earth drifting through space, when held up to science and critical thinking, these ideas fall flat... In 'Weird Earth. Debunking Strange Ideas About Our Planet,' Donald R. Prothero demystifies these conspiracies and offers answers to some of humanity's most outlandish questions."--From publisher's description
  • "Applying his extensive scientific knowledge, Prothero corrects misinformation that con artists and quacks use to hoodwink others about geology--hollow earth, expanding earth, and bizarre earthquakes--and mystical and paranormal happenings--healing crystals, alien landings, and the gates of hell. By deconstructing wild claims such as prophesies of imminent natural disasters, Prothero provides a way for everyone to recognize dubious assertions. Prothero answers these claims with facts, offering historical and scientific context in a light-hearted manner that is accessible to everyone, no matter their background. With a careful layering of evidence in geology, archaeology, and biblical and historical records, Prothero's Weird Earth examines each conspiracy and myth and leaves no question unanswered."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
LE#
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prothero, Donald R
Dewey number
  • 550
  • 001.98
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Target audience
adult
Label
Weird earth : debunking strange ideas about our planet, Donald R. Prothero
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographic resources 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
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Science and critical thinking -- The flat earth -- Ptolemy revisited -- The hollow earth -- Is the earth expanding? -- Did we really land on the Moon? -- Magnetic myths -- Earth-shaking myths -- Quacks and quakes -- Was there a great flood? -- Are dinosaurs faked? -- Is the earth only six thousand years old? -- Mysteries of Mount Shasta -- The myth of Atlantis -- The mysterious ley lines -- Crystal con artists -- Water witching -- Mysterious earth: why people want to believe weird things
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781684350612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1198732946
  • (OCoLC)1198732946
  • 2060355
Label
Weird earth : debunking strange ideas about our planet, Donald R. Prothero
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographic resources 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
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Science and critical thinking -- The flat earth -- Ptolemy revisited -- The hollow earth -- Is the earth expanding? -- Did we really land on the Moon? -- Magnetic myths -- Earth-shaking myths -- Quacks and quakes -- Was there a great flood? -- Are dinosaurs faked? -- Is the earth only six thousand years old? -- Mysteries of Mount Shasta -- The myth of Atlantis -- The mysterious ley lines -- Crystal con artists -- Water witching -- Mysterious earth: why people want to believe weird things
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781684350612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1198732946
  • (OCoLC)1198732946
  • 2060355

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