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Contents

Archaeology

  • Australians First in the New World?
  • Origin of Clovis Culture Disputed
  • A "Magic Number" Encoded in Three of the World's Major Pyramids

Astronomy

  • Mapping and Analyzing Dark Matter

Biology

  • Frog Poison Factory
  • Puffin Tongue Trick?
  • Human-chimp DNA Dissimilarities
  • Four-Dimensional Biology
  • A Squid's Eyes that Look Up and Down
  • Tuberculosis and the Extinction of the Megaforna
  • Dark Matter in our Genome
  • Unknown Source of Animal Diversity
  • Communication among Bacteria

Geology

  • When the Earth Gets Cracking
  • Subduction Doesn't Check Out
  • Chicxulub Didn't Do It!

Geophysics

  • Squishy Ball Lightning
  • Far-Floating Fowl

Psychology

  • Natural-Born Readers

Physics

  • Mixed Anomalies


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  • "A sourcebook of unexplained phenomena is therefore a valuable addition to a collection of scientific literature. William R. Corliss has provided this in the past with his source books of scientific anomalies in several subjects, and now he has provided it for astronomy. He has done an excellent job of collecting and editing a large amount of material, taken in part from scientific journals and in part from scientific reporting in the popular or semi-scientific press." -- "The Mysterious Universe: A Handbook of Astronomical Anomalies", reviwed by Thomas Gold, Cornell University, in Icarus, vol.41, 1980

  • "An interesting, systematic presentation of unusual weather [..] This book is recommended for a general audience" --"Corliss, William R., Tornados, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipitation, and Related Weather Phenomena, Sourcebook Project, 1983.", revieweed in Choice, September 1983
  • "..the science is necessarily somewhat speculative, but Corliss's symthesis is based on reputable sources." -- "Corliss, William R. (Compiler). Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and Related Luminous Phenomena" reviwed by Joseph M. Moran, Univ. of Wisconsin in Science Books and Films, Sep/Oct 1983

  • "Before opening the book, I set certain standards that a volume which treads into dangerous grounds grounds like this must meet. The author scrupulously met, or even exceeded those standards. Each phenomenon is exhaustively documented, with references to scientific journals [..] and extensive quotations" -- "Book Review: The moon and planets: a catalog of astronomical anomalies", The Sourcebook Project, 1985., Corliss, W. R., Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vol. 81, no. 1 (1987), p. 24., 02/1987