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"A fascinating feast of cosmic law and order...compelling reading." - New Scientist"A very super book; mind-blowing in fact." - Brian W. AldissSUPERNATURE - The legendary, ground-breaking book about the supernatural.Lyall Watson has challenged scientific orthodoxy by applying new criteria to the investigation of supernatural phenomena. His fascinating and open-minded scien"A fascinating feast of cosmic law and order...compelling reading." - New Scientist"A very super book; mind-blowing in fact." - Brian W. AldissSUPERNATURE - The legendary, ground-breaking book about the supernatural.Lyall Watson has challenged scientific orthodoxy by applying new criteria to the investigation of supernatural phenomena. His fascinating and open-minded scientific study proves beyond doubt that science is stranger than the supernatural."A book of tremendous importance, perhaps the most significant book about the 'super-natural' to appear in the past decade...very exciting." - Colin Wilson in The Spectator"One of the most open-minded books to have come my way." - Cyril Connolly(from the back cover)...

Title : Supernature
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ISBN : 9780340173688
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 187 Pages
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Supernature Reviews

  • Michelle
    2019-02-10 11:45

    Occasionally, I like to read 100% pure A-grade pseudoscience. This hit the spot. It has the added bonus of giving some glimpses into questions real scientists were asking back in the 70s.An excellent book to read while stoned.

  • Gayle Lui
    2019-01-23 15:11

    I read this book in secondary school, it has had a huge effect on my life and how I think about the world!

  • BLRBrazil
    2019-01-27 07:09

    Perhaps the most influential book I have ever read, it opened my eyes, back in the 1970s, to what a fascinating world we live in and how much we still have to learn about it and how it functions. I think that, more than 40 years later, that is still true.Lyall Watson makes a serious attempt to come up with possible explanations for the weird and wonderful things that occur that science has no answers to. In Supernature II he even bravely tried to draw the threads together in search of the elusive unifying theory. Ultimately, he wasn't successful, but the journey is well worth embarking on with him anyway.

  • Ashen
    2019-01-16 12:53

    A phenomenal introduction to the supernatural, looked at from a totally different angle. This is one of my dad's favourite books, and it's been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.

  • عمار
    2019-01-28 10:52

    بهترین کتابی که تا به حال در بررسی علمی پدیده های نادر خوانده ام می باشد

  • Alexander
    2019-01-25 10:06

    The ideas explored in this book are literally mind-blowing!

  • Jay
    2019-02-04 07:05

    Excellent book, extremely intriguing, would recommend

  • Jeff
    2019-01-19 08:10

    Yes,this is a book revisited.written in 1973,this was stunning entry for anyone remotely interested in "how life works".written by a biologist with a novelist's skill,it still stands up very well.Most thesis presented have been accepted as fact these days.For me,Watsons'fancival prose is the only thing that sounds dated.hence the 4 not 5 stars.

  • عمار
    2019-01-25 08:56

    واقعا کتاب عجیبی بود. بر خلاف سایر کتابهای علوم ماوراء از دیدگاه آزمایشگاهی و آکادمیک به مسائل نگاه کرده بود و هر جا کم آورده بود دست به توجیه نزده بود بلکه در حد توانش شواهد رو ارائه داده بود.دیدگاه من رو نسبت به خیلی از مسائل کاملا تغییر داد

  • jason Wynter
    2019-01-20 09:56

    Its a good read

  • Amanda Ure
    2019-02-11 11:00

    I really enjoyed this book and found it fascinating, but unfortunately I strongly suspect it's a complete tissue of lies.

  • Penney Peirce
    2019-01-25 08:59

    An older book but chock full of great ideas!

  • Johann Kotze
    2019-02-15 11:51

    A must read for anyone interested in exploring the biology of consciousness. Without books like these, published 40 years ago, the world may not evolve.

  • Ruth
    2019-02-05 07:48

    c1973. Science vs supernatural. What an interesting book. Sadly, Mr Watson died in 2008 but he got good obits in the various newspapers. I didn't realise that he was born in South Africa and attended Wits when he was just 15. Classed as a New Age author, he probably wasn't taken very seriously in the academic world and he was responsible for letting Uri Geller loose in the world. Of all the things he did (he was known to be an explorer as well as an author) the strangest to me is that he also commentated on Sumo wresting on UK TV. At 23, he was a Director of the Johannesburg Zoo which I didn't realise when I was visiting the place. "Jane Harker found she could give a cockroach back its sense of direction by a process of transfusion." Please, say it isn't so!

  • Sebastian
    2019-02-02 07:46

    Some awesome (as in spectacular), though provoking and tantalizingly credible ideas which could have changed science (and anthropology) irrevocably had he stuck to the science. He did his reputation enormous discredit with some of his barmier ideas, though. Although some would say he already was, I believe he could have been a great speculative fiction writer had the fancy taken him.

  • John Sheahan
    2019-02-07 11:56

    Hmmm. This caused a ferment of debate among a group of us senior boarders. Regardless of its merits, this book opened this bush-boy's eyes to the possibility that all was not as it seemed. From here, I was excited to explore the origins of humankind, and the weird goings on at the edges of mainstream academia.

  • Deliah Adams
    2019-01-31 07:03

    Fantastic reading from a very enlightened person who stretches the envelope of human possibility. Believe in the impossible and you will find it. This is the underlying message in all Lyall Watson's books and I love him even more because he was born and trained in Africa. Good things do come out of Africa.

  • Gazelle
    2019-02-04 07:53

    I have never been much into science books, but this one pointed out some of the subjects that make my mind busy. While it brings up some of the ideas and believes that we all heard about before, it describes you some amazing experiments and researches and make you feel free to think and feel whatever you decide about them.

  • Derek Baldwin
    2019-01-27 12:58

    Required reading for anyone with an interest in "fortean" subjects and probably my entreé into the genre - this and Chariots Of The Gods. Reading about Ted Serios for the first time, for example, was mind-blowing.

  • Steven
    2019-01-30 10:08

    When it came out, this book was astonishing. The fact that any Scientist was prepared to study the Supernatural in a proper Scientific way was revolutionary. Not sure about how it would read nowadays but there is a follow up called Beyond Supernature which may well be good.

  • Robert
    2019-01-27 07:11

    I read this compeling book many moons ago in the 'roaring' 1970s. I loved it so much and I decided to read it again. LW explains the seemingly unexplainable in a simple way..even a child can understand it. I'm currently looking for Vol. II.

  • Joy
    2019-01-23 14:12

    I read this amazing book back in the 90s and to this day find myself apologising profusely when I have to prune a plant. Intense thought provoking read, must be if I can remember it all these years later.I rarely if ever re-read a book but I just might go back for a refresher.

  • Rosie
    2019-01-22 11:03

    didn't finish, but the experiment with the beetles is beyond freaky

  • Roger
    2019-02-07 10:04

    back in the 70's .....

  • Maria G
    2019-01-25 11:52

    Easy read, very enlightening.

  • Cyan Wisp
    2019-02-11 15:10

    Poses the question: what is the biological basis of consciousness? Focus is mainly on plant life and its sensitivity to the environment.

  • Sue
    2019-01-26 12:08

    I am always fascinated by the kind of oddball research Watson does so well. This is a wonderful example.

  • Phil South
    2019-02-11 12:47

    A tour de force of deep thinking about the nature of life and the life of nature.

  • Dan Lindy
    2019-01-30 08:51

    Interesting...

  • Denise
    2019-01-22 09:50

    Awful.