While this is more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia, it's certainly not what I had expected from "The Amazing Randi," the man known for his zeal in debunking paranormal claims. This is an easily accessible and honest study of remarkable events which proved to be less than supernatural and makes a handy reference source or ground point to compare possible paranormalities with known tricks and hoaxes.
From Library Journal
This alphabetically arranged work is not a reference item but a compendium of names and subjects in the paranormal area. As in previous works, Randi, a stage magician, debunks with gusto everything he considers irrational. While his scholarship is superficial, his breadth of coverage may impress some readers. Those conversant with the field will note many discrepancies and omissions. Appendixes cover the Curse of King Tut's Tomb and some prognostications of the end of the world. Libraries may want this book to balance the popular "Mystic Wonders" items.Jeanne S. Bagby, formerly with Tucson P.L., Ariz.
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