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Contents

Archaeology

  • The Amazon's Jungles were Tamed Long Ago, but by Whom?
  • World's most Mysterious Manuscript may be a Hoax (Voynich manuscript)
  • Vast Network of Ancient Road

Astronomy

  • Centauro Events
  • Curious Structures on the Surface of Mars
  • The Dodecahedron and the 'True Earth'

Biology

  • Nanofabrication and Light Control in a Squid
  • Beyond Water Condensation
  • Animal Miscellany, some of which are rather Amusing
    • Toriodal Bubbles
    • Telling tales (FRTs)
    • Magnetically orientated Tunnels
  • Cells are naturally cancerous?

Geology

  • Witchers Hole and the Bermuda Triangle
  • Intimate Encouters of Sand Dunes

Geophysics

  • Multiple Ball-Lightning event?
  • A Burning Bush Sprouts a Lighning Leader
  • Falsetto Thunder and Tabular Hail

Psychology

  • The Sleepwalking Bandsman
  • Sleep and Scientific Insight

Mathematics

  • Quadamagicology (the science of magic squares)


Science Frontiers Sourcebook Project Reviewed in:

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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