The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace
A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.Los Angeles Times
How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we dont understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.
Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.
Praise for The Demon-Haunted World
Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.The Washington Post Book World
A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.The Sciences
Passionate.San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
The Most Haunted House in England: Ten Years' Investigation of Borley Rectory (COLLECTOR'S LIBRARY OF THE UNKNOWN)
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Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House (Geronimo Stilton, No. 3)
American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction
When Edgar Allan Poe set down the tale of the accursed House of Usher in 1839, he also laid the foundation for a literary tradition that has assumed a lasting role in American culture. The House of Usher and its literary progeny have not lacked for tenants in the century and a half since: writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Stephen King have taken rooms in the haunted houses of American fiction. Dale Bailey traces the haunted house tale from its origins in English gothic fiction to the paperback potboilers of the present, highlighting the unique significance of the house in the domestic, economic, and social ideologies of our nation. The author concludes that the haunted house has become a powerful and profoundly subversive symbol of everything that has gone nightmarishly awry in the American Dream.
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Walt Disney Productions presents The haunted house party (Disney's wonderful world of reading)
Donald Duck and his nephews think up a plan to impress Daisy at a costume party being held in a haunted house.
Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House by Geronimo Stilton Scholastic Press,2004 (Paperback) Reprint Edition
Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House by Geronimo Stilton. Published by Scholastic Press,2004, Binding: Paperback Reprint Edition
The Haunted House Diaries: The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery
Nestled deep in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, a 1790 farmhouse sits near the epicenter of a paranormal commotion. The family that resides there regularly encounters its own ancestors and strangers--human and
non-human--who seemingly occupy the same physical space in our world while remaining in their own, parallel worlds. When famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated, they dubbed it "Ghost Central."
Here's your chance to unlock and experience the private diary of farmhouse resident Donna Fillie. This amazing record spans five decades and recounts a parade of uncanny occurrences, including:
This compelling work includes many other unexplainable details of a wide variety of phenomena that frequently occur in this otherwise normal area of Connecticut, which may also be the site of a secret military base.
After reading The Haunted House Diaries, you will undoubtedly wonder: Are our assumptions about the paranormal all wrong?
The House on Everley Street (Death Herself Book 2)
She always said that if she could come back to haunt me, she would.
John Myers is a popular and successful novelist, but memories of his troubled childhood still haunt him. When his childhood home comes onto the market, he snaps it up and goes back, determined to find out whether the place is really haunted, or whether he simply imagined the events of twenty years ago.
Soon, John finds his entire existence starting to fall apart, and he's forced to question some of his most basic assumptions. Did his grandmother's ghost really haunt him when he was younger, and if so, is she still around? After his wife and children join him unexpectedly at the house, John is forced to face the horrific truth, as it becomes clear that the events that happened twenty years ago were far more awful than he remembers.
Meanwhile, those events are also leaking into the present day, and the dark forces within the house aren't finished with their plans. Just when it seems as if John and his family will be consumed by those forces, however, a mysterious girl named Hannah turns up, and it's immediately clear that she knows more than she's letting on.
The House on Everley Street is the second book in the Death Herself series, about a dark figure who arrives in the night, promising to help deal with the forces of evil whenever they appear.
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)
Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a talking fox, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a mission.
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold (Oxford World's Classics)
Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. In fact, Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Moliere's the Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. Plautus himself borrowed from the Greeks, but his jokes, rapid dialogue, bawdy humor, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and Professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most readable and actable versions available. This volume includes, The Braggart Soldier, e Brothers Menaechmus, The Haunted House, and The Pot of Gold.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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