Announcing the 2016 release of
WONDERS IN THE SKY
by Jacques Vallee & Chris AubeckExclusively distributed to the trade by Todd Pratum Bookdealer, Est.1981
Total print run: 500 copies signed, numbered & slipcased, 250 already sold
Includes: Separate portfolio of 20 rare ancient broadsheet posters and a facsimile of a 17th century coin representing a legendary round shield from the sky.
$260.00 plus postage (see below).
“Meticulous attention to scientific detail is a hallmark of Vallée’s books, and Wonders in the Sky is a case study in objectivity. Such focus makes this new edition of Wonders in the Sky a landmark and a case study in the scientific literature: how to avoid dogma while still leaving open the wonders of what role we play in a larger reality.” -Dr. Garry Nolan, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University
“A new standard and a new aesthetic. Anyone who has dipped into the world of ufology knows just how difficult it is to find an able guide through the dark deep forest of the phenomena, which are diverse, confusing, and often, or so it seems, intentionally confusing. Two beacons high above this forest have been the work of Jacques Vallée and the web-based “Magoniax” research team of Chris Aubeck and his colleagues. The result is a beautiful synthesis of the humanities and the sciences, of the human imagination and the computer, of the visual arts and the art of scholarship.” -Dr. Jeffrey J. Kripal, Professor of Religion, Chairman of the Religious Studies department, Rice University
“That, I believe, is true science: to follow the data wherever they lead. Their rigorously scientific insistence allows Vallée and Aubeck to retain the most challenging and interesting aspects of these events without the distraction of premature commitment to any particular interpretation. A willingness to combine documentary research, the heart of humanities scholarship, with physical and astrophysical knowledge is rare.” – Dr. David Hufford, Author, “The Terror That Comes in the Night” Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Psychiatry, Penn State College of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
Vallee, Jacques & Chris Aubeck. WONDERS IN THE SKY. Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to 1879 and their Impact on Human Culture, History and Beliefs. In Collaboration with Yannis Deliyannis and the Web-based Magoniax Research Team. San Francisco: Documatica Research LLC 2015, large very heavy quarto, cloth & dust jacket, two volumes, 465pp, printed on thick glossy acid-free paper, sewn signatures, with hundreds of illustrations many of which are full page and in color, including Renaissance paintings, old woodcuts, early printed books, charts and maps, plus a cloth portfolio of 20 rare Medieval and Renaissance broadsheets (posters) 11” x 8” suitable for framing, and a facsimile of a 17th century coin representing a legendary round shield from the sky, everything contained in a stout Saifu cloth slipcase, each copy signed and numbered by the authors, limited to 500 copies and never to be reprinted. This is entirely different from the 2010 Tarcher paperback edition, greatly revised and expanded. A gorgeous production of the highest quality, a rare blending of world-class scholarship and exceptional book arts. Great care has been taken to produce both a beautiful book and one that will last down through the ages. Copies in stock, $260.00. POSTAGE: The book is very heavy, 10 pounds, domestic postage is $7.00, foreign orders at cost, $109.00, which includes insurance and tracking number. There is no cheaper postage possible.
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