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Winner of the 2013 Robert Balles Prize for Critical Thinking!
"This is it—the definitive book on ghosts from a scientific perspective, written by the world's foremost science-based ghost hunter. Nickell is the go-to guy for all things paranormal, and with this book he has once again asserted himself as a fair and careful investigator whose conclusions we can trust."
—Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Believing Brain
"In [this] important new book Joe Nickell-the premier skeptical paranormal investigator alive today-explains his expert techniques while presenting various paranormal cases, looking at the actual evidence for the existence of such spirit beings. This is a book that everyone interested in ghostly evidence for the afterlife-believer and skeptic alike-will benefit from reading."
—D. J. Grothe, president, James Randi Educational Foundation
"[Nickell is] the epitome of [a] skeptical investigator...coming to a subject without prejudgment but with an honest desire to find the truth...."
—Kendrick Frazier, editor, Skeptical Inquirer
"[The Science of Ghosts] will find a home in science and new age collections alike, and considers the actual evidence surrounding psychic contacts with 'the other side… a balanced assessment of the evidence for ghosts and hauntings."
"Filled with case studies, this book will interest other fans of ghostly affairs academia."
—Bookviews by Alan Caruba
"This is a well thought out, intelligently written book."
—City Book Review
Joe Nickell (Amherst, NY) has been called "the modern Sherlock Holmes" and "the real-life Scully" (from The X-Files). He has been on the trail of mysterious creatures and phenomena for four decades. Since 1995 he has been the world's only full-time, professional, science-based paranormal investigator. His careful, often-innovative investigations have won him international respect in a field charged with controversy. He is the author of numerous books, including most recently Tracking the Man-Beasts: Sasquatch, Vampires, Zombies, and More and Real or Fake? Studies in Authentication and Adventures in Paranormal Investigation. See www.joenickell.com for more.
When I purchased Joe Nickell’s The Science of Ghosts, I had no knowledge of the author or his previous body of work. Read morePublished 16 months ago by crg80
The description says "Taking neither a credulous nor a dismissive approach, this first-of-its-kind book... Read morePublished 20 months ago by H. L. ARLEDGE
As others have said: annoying due to a self-important author (intrudes himself regarding accomplishments, relationships, etc. Read morePublished 22 months ago by A. Moss
I recieved "The Science of Ghosts" as a gift, as I am interested in the field. However I was greatly disappointed in the lack of science in the work. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by William Mayor
Joe Nickell is an abject fool. Though he claims to approach each situation fairly and without bias, it is crystal-clear that he approaches through the glasses of, "I'm absolutely... Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by Bruce D. Wilner
Joe Nickell's book is very good. It presents a skeptical, yet open minded account of ghost investigation. It is important to emphasize that Mr. Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by Tiger Ridge
Contradictory to what some of the other reviewers posted, this is an excellent book. Unlike people who believe off of the bat, Nickell investigates these matters to see if there is... Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by A. Scott
Joe Nickel seems to have made a nice living for himself, churning out pot-boilers debunking ghosts.
Nothing wrong with that, I suppose, but his methods are less than... Read more