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Kids | Fiction
| General Interest | UFOs
| Cryptozoology |
Archaeology | Disasters
| Of the Mind | Space
the Kids (Children to Young Teens):
Lee Krystek. When Mike, Melissa and Hector ordered a submarine
from an ad on the back for a comic book, they got less, and
more than the expected. Robots, flying saucers, space aliens,
sunken treasure and pirate looters were in the package too!
pages - Cover,
Page 60, Page
61, Page 62, Page
63, Page 64, Page
65, Page 66.
from Create Space: Cardboard
Ages 8 - 13 (From the UnMuseum Press)
Martian Who Looked Like A Dog
Series From the author of
the Bunny Stories.
the last Martian, finds living on Mars very lonely. So he takes
this saucer and flies to the planet Earth. There he disguies himself
as a dog. Zebop comes to live with Jeffrey and together with their
friends, Brenda and Rex, they have many adventures. Zebop has
much to learn about the ways of planet Earth!
Zebop Finds A Friend - Zebop travels 36 million miles to Earth,
but will anybody want to be a friend to a fuzzy alien?
pages - Cover, Rear
Cover, Page 3, Page
13, Page 33.
from Create Space: Zebop
Finds a Friend
Ages 6 - 8. (From the UnMuseum Press)
Zebop at the Dog Show - What if your dog couldn't learn
any tricks? Try as hard as he might Zebop couldn't learn to do
a trick for the dog show. Will everybody be laughing at him?
Sample pages - Cover,
Rear Cover, Page
15, Page 21.
Order from Create Space: Zebop
at the Dog Show
Fiction Ages 6 - 8.
of Mystery Hill by
Tracy Carbone - Abby McNabb is a typical fourth grade girl. She
hates her hair, thinks her mom is too strict, envies her best
friend...Oh, and Abby's father is crazy. Andy McNabb is a famous
author known for his investigations of aliens, ghosts and all
things paranormal. This embarrasses Abby to no end until the day
he takes her to America's Stonehenge, a/k/a Mystery Hill ... and
for the first time in her life, she sees a ghost, too. Join Abby
and her zany father as they explore local New England spooky sites
and learn what it means to believe in make believe and trust what
you cannot see.
Earth: A Book of Answers for Kids by Ann-Jeanette Campbell
and Ronald Rood - This is a great book for a kid with a lot of
questions. "Why is the sky blue?" "If the Earth is round why don't
we fall off?" The answers are all in here.You can also buy it
for yourself and amaze your family with your knowledge. (Book)
from Outer Space by Tim Yule, Skeptic Yule takes a humorous
look at such mysteries as bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and the
astrology. Each section has some simple experiments that can be
done to investigate some aspect of each phenomenon. Ages 8 and
the Rest of Us
51 by Robert Doherty - The author has combined every
paranormal story of flying saucers, secret government bases, ancient
aliens, Egyptian pyramid mysteries, and Atlantis legends you can
think of to create a wild action-adventure story. A must for UFO
enthusiasts who like fiction. Great fun. (Book). Area
51 is the first in a continuing series, so if you read it, and
liked it, follow the link and look for other great Robert Doherty
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - This is only
one of a very few works of fiction on our list. Why? First, because
it is a great horror story, and second because it is the natural
companion to Dinosaurs in the Attic (see General Interest).
Mr. Preston, after writing the history of the American Museum,
decided to create his own institution and plop a brain-eating
monster in the middle of it! It may sound a little silly, but
it is one of the best reads I've had in years. A real page turner
that will keep you up to the wee hours. Also take the link and
look for the sequel, Reliquary. (Books)
Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle - This is the original
"dinosaurs are still alive" story written by the master of storytelling,
Conan Doyle. Dinosaurs have survived on an isolated flat-topped
mountain in South America. An expedition makes the difficult journey
into the jungle to find them, only to be trapped in the lost world
themselves. Classic SciFi along the lines of 20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea.(Book) Also check out the museum's free classic
graphic novel of this famous story here.
on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters - If you are one of the
few people who have not yet enjoyed Peter's series on archeologist
Amelia Peabody's adventures in Egypt, stat here by reading the
first in the series. Peters is a great storyteller and her books
in the Attic by Douglas Preston - This excellent book
takes you on a back-room tour of the American Museum of Natural
History. Ever wonder how they get the skin off of those skeletons
they display? Read about the flesh-eating bugs! The story also
looks at a hundred years of Museum expeditions around the world.
Follow researchers as they take their lives in their hands in
the hunt for dinosaur bones in China or dragons in Komoto.(Book)
Psychics, Esp, Unicorns, and Other Delusions by James
Randi and Isaac Asimov - Never be fooled by a fake psychic or
a paranormal illusion again! Randi and Asimov explore the tricks
of the psychic/ESP trade and expose them. Are the authors right
that all supernatural displays are hoaxes? Or are they too skeptical?
Covers biorhythm, photos of fairies and ghosts, levitation, pyramid
: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences & Puzzling Physical
Phenomena by Jerome Clark - This is a must book for
anybody interested in this subject. Well-footnoted and well-written.
Covers every subject from Airship to Yowie. I find
myself referring to it constantly. Even better now that it has
been reissued in a updated version.
Beliefs by Simon Hoggart and Mike Hutchinson - Looking
for explainations for weird things? Does hypnosis really work?
The authors, skeptics on the paranormal, take on UFO's, ghosts,
alien abductions, spiritualism and a plethora of other subjects
in this well written and humorous book.
Seance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle
They were an
unlikely pair: the famous magician who spent years debunking the
paranormal and the author who championed spiritualism. Read more
about their unusual friendship in this volume just released from
Abductions: A Dangerous Game by Philip Klass - Klass
takes a look at the Alien Abduction phenomenon. Fair warning:
Klass is a skeptic and he makes a very good case for his conclusions.
If you want a thorough discussion of the subject, though, this
is the book to read.
UFO's 1944-1994: 50 Years of Suppression by Renato Vesco
and David Hatcher Childress - Some people believe flying saucers
come from "out there." The authors make a case for home-grown
UFOs. Though I can't agree with their conclusions, they have compiled
an impressive battery of blue-prints, diagrams and photographs.
Did the Nazis develop flying saucer technology at some super-secret
base? Did Russia and the U.S. plunder German technology and build
their own fleet of UFOs? See what the authors have to say.
Flying Objects: A Scientific Analysis by Paul R. Hill
- In this book Paul Hill, a NASA scientist, takes the unique approach
of examining UFO reports, then formulating several theories about
how such craft might work regardless of their origin. Hill is
precise, but never too technical. Though originally written in
the 70's, it is still very applicable.
Great UFO Hoax: The Final Solution to the UFO Mystery by
Gregory M. Kanon - Here's another approach to the whole UFO mystery.
The government is actually trying to get us to believe
in little green (or gray) men from other planets so it can blame
its own nefarious actions on them. An interesting analysis of
the UFO situation, but I think his conclusions are a little too
conspiracy-dependent to be true. Still, a good read.
the Universe: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life by
G. Seth Shostak - If they are out there, what do they look like?
Little green men? Giant bugs with acid for blood? Cute, wrinkled
ET's with glowing fingers? Dr. Shostak takes a look at what life
beyond Earth (and Hollywood) might look like. Dr. Shostak is involved
with SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, and knows
what he is talking about. A fun and factual read.
Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved by Larry Kusche - This
is an update of the classic book by Kusche which really exposes
the facts surrounding the Bermuda Triangle and how they were manipulated
to create a mystery that really wasn't there. Check
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Search for the Giant Squid by Richard Ellis - If you
are a giant squid fan, this is the book for you. Ellis's new book
is an authoritative look at this real, but elusive, sea monster
known in ancient times as the Kraken. Did they really sink ships?
How big can they get? Who's trying to catch them today and what
luck have they had? Find out from one of America's foremost writers
on marine life.
Guide to the Sasquatch by Society of Cryptozoology and
David George Gordan - Does Bigfoot live? If so, what does he eat?
What's his habitat? This volume from the Society of Cryptozoology
tries to answer these questions. Partial proceeds from this book
support the Society.
Great New England Sea Serpent: An Account of Unknown Creatures
Sighted by Many Respectable Persons Between 1638 and Present Day
by J.P. O'Neill. Since 1638 sea serpents have been spotted
in the Gulf of Maine off of New England, USA. O'Neill sifts through
the dozens of eyewitness accounts, many from sober citizens, carefully
documenting the evidence. Is there something out there? Is it
a sea serpent, or something else? If there isn't anything, what
are people seeing?
Complete Pyramids by Mark Lehner - If you find yourself
fascinated by the Egyptian pyramids, then this is the book for
you. It is the most detailed popular work on the subject I've
ever seen. Hundreds of diagrams and illustrations, many in color,
help you visualize just how the structures were built and used.
Has information on every Egyptian pyramid.
Atlantis by Richard Ellis - A civilization that sank
below the waves in a single night! People have been fascinated
with the story of Atlantis for thousands of years. Now Richard
Ellis, who wrote some of the fascinating volumes on sea life in
our cryptozoological section, takes on the legend of Atlantis.
Was Plato just making up this utopian island-state? Or did such
a place really exist? And if so, where?
Island Gold by William S. Crooker - Is there pirate's
gold buried on Oak Island, Nova Scotia? Or has there been a 200
year-old wild goose chase going on there? At least 6 men have
died and several fortunes have been lost trying to find what is
at the bottom of the "money pit." Crooker, a Nova Scotia native,
goes carefully through every aspect of this mystery from mundane
theories to wild speculations and relates an accurate and exciting
history of the men and women involved in this on-going treasure
Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story by Bob Brier - How
do you solve a 3000-year old murder? With a lot of hard work!
Egyptologist Bob Brier combines painstaking research into Egyptian
history with an exciting narrative to tell the story of King Tut.
Crowned as Pharaoh as a child, dead by age 19 under suspicious
circumstances, he was hastily buried in a small tomb while his
name was expunged from official records. Did his murderer ascend
to the throne and marry Tut's widowed queen by force? Brier breaths
life into Tut's mummy in this fascinating work.
Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by
Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson - Did humans like us
exist millions of years ago? Most scientists say no, but Cremo
and Thompson say "yes." Not a light entertaining read
(it reminds me of a college textbook) but may be of interest for
some readers. I don't really agree with their ideas, however you
may want to draw your own conclusions.
Sirius Mystery: New Scientific Evidence for Alien Contact 5,000
Years Ago by Robert K.G. Temple - The classic Sirius
Mystery has been updated with new information. In the 1970's
Temple claimed that stories of an ancient people called the Dogon
proved that the Earth had been visited by aliens from the star
system Sirius. The Dogons had knowledge that the Sirius system
had three stars in it. By the time the first book came out scientists
had found a second star at Sirius, now Temple claims there is
evidence of a third. The most thought-provoking of the ancient
of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in
the Ice Age by Charles H. Hapgood - The book that started
the furor over Piri's Map. Piri's Map apparently
shows much more than people were supposed know about Antarctica
in 1513 when the map was published. Hapgood says the knowledge
came from an ancient advanced civilization on Earth before in
the Ice Age. The idea is fascinating, but is he right?
Wonders of the Ancient World A well-researched and
interesting volume on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World with
excellent illustrations and diagrams to assist the reader in understanding
the history and archaeology of these sites.
Buildings Fall Down by Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori
- Someone spotted me reading this book and asked what it really
was about. Well, there's no metaphor here. The authors recount
almost every major structural collapse in history (beginning with
the pyramids) and explain why it happened in terms even an architectural
layman can understand. You also learn an awful lot about why skyscrapers,
bridges, domes and towers stay up. This is one of those books
that after you've read it you'll be able to amaze your family
and friends with your knowledge. You'll also never cross a bridge
again without getting nervous.
Loom of God: Mathematical Tapestries at the Edge of Time by
Clifford A. Pickover - This is a book which both makes you think
and is fun. Pickover explores the overlap of mathematics and mysticism.
I don't always agree with his theological conclusions, but it's
a good, mind-expanding read. You'll learn a lot of serious math
even if you're not mathematically gifted.
of Bethlehem: An Astronomers View -
by Mark Kidger- Kidger takes readers through all the theories
since medieval times about the nature of the Christmas Star. Was
it a conjunction? A nova? A supernova? What do ancient Chinese
astrology records show?
of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi -
by Michael R. Molnar - Molnar, an astronomer, bought a first century
coin minted in ancient Antioch. Did it hold the key to the 2000
year-old mystery of the Christmas Star?
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