Ghost Hunters: William James And The Search For Scientific Proof Of Life After Death

May 29, 2007|
Ghost Hunters: William James And The Search For Scientific Proof Of Life After Death by Deborah Blum
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Poision Squad and The Poisoner''s Handbook tells the amazing story of William James''s quest for empirical evidence of the spirit world

What if a world-renowned philosopher and professor of psychiatry at Harvard suddenly announced he believed in ghosts? At the close of the nineteenth century, the illustrious William James led a determined scientific investigation into "unexplainable" incidences of clairvoyance and ghostly visitations. James and a small group of eminent scientists staked their reputations, their careers, even their sanity on one of the most extraordinary quests ever undertaken: to empirically prove the existence of ghosts, spirits, and psychic phenomena. What they pursued—and what they found—raises questions as fascinating today as they were then.
Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum is a professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin. She worked as a newspaper science writer for twenty years, winning the Pulitzer in 1992 for her writing about primate research, which she turned into a book, The Monkey Wars (Oxford, 1994). Her other books include Sex on the Brain (V...
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Title:Ghost Hunters: William James And The Search For Scientific Proof Of Life After Death
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.4 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.4 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Published:May 29, 2007
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143038955

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