Fringe-ology: How I Tried To Explain Away The Unexplainable-and Couldn't

Paperback | June 5, 2012

bySteve Volk

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“Fringe-Ologybrings a poet’s eye to the frayed edges between the known and unknown, beliefand skepticism. . . . A dive into the paranormal even a hardcore skeptic like myselfcan enjoy.” —Mat Johnson, author of Pym

Takea strange and unsettling trip into the heart of the paranormal universe asjournalist Steve Volk tries to answer some of the most fundamental questions atthe heart of human existence. Fringe-ology will appeal to anyone curiousbut cautious about reports of paranormal experiences, psychic phenomena, andother unexplainable events—anyone who has ever wondered about the existence anafterlife, intelligent life on other planets, or the limits of extrasensoryperception. For fans of Fringe, Mythbusters,Medium, Heroes, Nova, and Lost, Volk’sscintillating journey into mystery illuminates the furthest boundaries ofpossibility and wonder.

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“Fringe-Ologybrings a poet’s eye to the frayed edges between the known and unknown, beliefand skepticism. . . . A dive into the paranormal even a hardcore skeptic like myselfcan enjoy.” —Mat Johnson, author of Pym Takea strange and unsettling trip into the heart of the paranormal universe asjournalist Steve Volk tries to answer some of...

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Paranormal claims don't traditionally sit well with reporters, but journalist Steve Volk decided to focus his tenacity on a new beat: a NASA astronaut-turned-mystic, a world-famous psychologist who taught us about dying and decided death may not exist at all, and scientists attempting to verify what mystics have been reporting for mill...

STEVE VOLKis a longtime staff writer and regular contributor atPhiladelphiamagazine. His work has been published byRolling Stone,VIBE,Men's Health,Men's Journal,Philadelphia,Philadelphia Weekly,The Philadelphia Inquirer, andSt. Petersburg Times. Volk has received dozens of journalism awards and lives in Philadelphia. Visit the author o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061857726

ISBN - 13:9780061857720

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“A sharply written, intelligently argued book that should appeal equally to believers and skeptics.”