Exposed! by Henri Broch
Ouija, Firewalking, and Other Gibberish

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From horoscopes to telekinesis to the Shroud of Turin, much of what is popularly accepted as a mystical or paranormal phenomenon is, in fact, bunk. Henri Broch’s charged deconstruction of these and other acts reveals the hucksterism of pseudoscience.

Broch provides a scientific explanation for what many accept as supernatural or psychic. He explains how some tricks, such as bending silverware with the mind, actually work. He details plausible, scientifically grounded alternative explanations for others, such as dowsing, which is the practice of finding by nonscientific means hidden veins of water, gems, metals, and other materials under the earth. Broch's hands-on experiments demystify the mysterious and explain the inexplicable.

Featuring a foreword by Nobel laureate Georges Charpak and translated from French by Bart K. Holland, this persuasively argued and firmly scientific book exposes some of history's most persistent bamboozling. Be forewarned, you may never be taken in again!

 

About Henri Broch

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\Henri Broch is a professor at the University of Nice. He is the coauthor of Debunked: ESP, Telekinesis, and Other Pseudoscience, also published by Johns Hopkins.
 
Published July 14, 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press. 168 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math.

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In this rational look at dowsing, ESP, astrology and other pseudo-scientific phenomena, physicist Broch exposes the trickery employed by paranormal practitioners and teaches readers how to recreate th

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