New Release: WONDERS IN THE SKY
Stories of unexplained phenomena, UFOs, and extraordinary events have long captured our imaginations, but is there more to the thousands of reported UFO sightings and abductions than mere fantasy? How do we interpret the numerous aerial sightings that occurred before the age of Industrialization and as far back as Biblical times?
These questions lie at the heart of a groundbreaking new book by two of the most widely respected researchers of unexplained aerial phenomena: Renowned computer scientist and astronomer Jacques Vallee (who advised Steven Spielberg on the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and scholar/historian Chris Aubeck.
Fascinating and rigorously researched, their book, Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times, examines more than 500 historical accounts of aerial sightings through a scientific lens. Taking into account the religious and political context of each sighting, as well as how the incident can (or can’t) be explained by science, Vallee and Aubeck reveal the common threads woven throughout these strange experiences—forming a body of data that even skeptics will find hard to ignore.
From engaging case studies to examples of aerial sightings found both in the Bible and in classical art, Wonders in the Sky not only illuminates the mysteries that have gone largely unheard and ignored until now; it explores how these sightings have played a significant role in the development of our popular culture, history, religion, and science.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jacques Vallee is one of today’s most widely respected researchers of unexplained aerial phenomena. He earned a master’s degree in astrophysics while living in France and holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University. Vallee is the author of several books about high technology and unidentified phenomena, including the seminal work Passport to Magonia, published in 1969. He lives in San Francisco.
Chris Aubeck has built the largest collection of pre-1947 unexplained aerial cases in the world. In 2003, he co-founded The Magonia Project, a remarkable network of librarians, students, and scholars of paranormal history on the Internet. The group has accumulated thousands of references, searched media archives in several languages, and collected hundreds of rare documents, scientific reports, and newspaper clippings. Aubeck lives in Madrid, Spain.
WONDERS IN THE SKY
Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times
by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck
Tarcher/Penguin paperback • $22.95 • 978-1-58542-820-5
On-sale: October 28, 2010