Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth'S Surface download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Standish

Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth'S Surface download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Standish year 2007
  • Book name: Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth'S Surface
  • Author: David Standish
  • Release date: 2007/3/24
  • Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780306815331
  • Rating: 7.63 of 10
  • Votes: 224
  • Review by: Marilyn Woodley
  • Review rating: 9.86 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/17
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Beliefs in mysterious underworlds are as old as humanity. But the idea that the earth has a hollow interior was first proposed as a scientific theory in 1691 by Sir Edmond Halley (of comet fame), who suggested that there might be life down there as well. Hollow Earth traces the surprising, marvellous, and just plain weird permutations his ideas have taken over the centuries. From science fiction to utopian societies and even religions, Hollow Earth travels through centuries and cultures, exploring how each era's relationship to the idea of a hollow earth mirrored its hopes, fears, and values. Illustrated with everything from seventeenth-century maps to 1950s pulp art to movie posters and more, Hollow Earth is for anyone interested in the history of strange ideas that just won't go away.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H46M24S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Ideas, History Of Science, General & World History, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Folklore, Myths & Legends, Art History, Popular Beliefs & Controversial Knowledge
  • Available formats: TXT, EPUB, PRC, WORD, PNG, DOC, TCR, PDF. Compressed in TBZ, ZIP, RZ, RAR, CBZ, CAB, JAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.21 USD
  • Dimensions: 154x228x18mm
  • Weight: 434g
  • Printed by: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Published in: Cambridge, MA, United Kingdom
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