The Paranormal: Research and the Quest for Meaning
Carlton (sociology and social policy, University of Durham) considers the enduring fascination with experiences for which science offers no ready explanation. He traces the historical development of ideas and research associated with the paranormal, from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt
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