Weird earth : debunking strange ideas about our planet
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Bloomington, Indiana : Red Lightning Books, 2020.
ISBN
9781684350612
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xv, 293 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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Independence Branch - Adult Collection - General550 P946w 2020 Available
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Published
Bloomington, Indiana : Red Lightning Books, 2020.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781684350612

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Includes bibliographic resources and index.
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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. 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Prothero, D. R. (2020). Weird earth: debunking strange ideas about our planet . Red Lightning Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Prothero, Donald R. 2020. Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas About Our Planet. Red Lightning Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Prothero, Donald R. Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas About Our Planet Red Lightning Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Prothero, Donald R. Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas About Our Planet Red Lightning Books, 2020.

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