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Strange and Lost Things through the Ages

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Ferdinando Abbri, Il Misterioso "Spiritus Salis": Le Ricerche Di Elettrochimica Nella Toscana Napoleonica. Title translation: [The mysterious spiritus salis: electrochemistry research in 19th-century Tuscany]. Journal citation: Nuncius [Italy] 1987 2(2): 55-88.

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Gino Barbieri, Premessa Alla Ristampa della "Relazione del Primo Viaggio Intorno al Mondo" di Antonio Pigafetta. Title translation: [Premise concerning the reprint of "The Report on the First Voyage around the World" by Antonio Pigafetta]. Journal citation: Economia e Storia [Italy] 1984 5(1): 97-100.

Benson Bobrick, Fearful Mystery: The Life and Reign of Ivan the Terrible. New York, Putnam, 1987. 384 pp.

Rabbi R. Brasch, How did Sex Begin? The Sense and Nonsense of Sexual Custom and Tradition. Angus and Robertson, Harper/Collins, Sydney, 1973-1995.

Marchgarita E. Bychkova, OBRIADY VENCHANIIA NA PRESTOL 1498 I 1547 GODOV: VOPLOSHCHENIE IDEI VLASTI GOSUDARIA. Title translation: [The coronation rituals of 1498 and 1547: the incarnation of the idea of monarchic power. Journal citation: Cahiers du Monde Russe et Sovitique France 1993 34(1-2): 245-256.

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John Butler, The Quest for Becket's Bones: The Mystery of the Relics of St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury. New Haven: Yale U. Pr., 1995. 180 pp.

Isabel Marcht¡nez Cerd, EL MISTERIO DE ELCHE Y SU POSIBLE INFLUENCIA EN LA EVANGELIZACION DE AMERICA Title translation: [The Misterio de Elche and its possible influence on the evangelization of America]. Journal citation: Archivo Ibero-Americano [Spain] 1985 45(177-178): 153-166.


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Alberto C ceres, EL NUMERO PI: SU EVOLUCION Y NATURALEZA Title translation: [The number pi: its evolution and nature]. Journal citation: Horizontes [Puerto Rico] 1982-83 26(51-52): 65-71.

Guy Chaussinand-Nogaret, SADE A-T-IL EXISTE? Title translation: [Did Sade exist?]. Journal citation: Histoire [France] 1984 (63): 82-86.

Maurice Crosland, CHANGES IN CHEMICAL CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. Journal: Science in Context, Great Britain, 1996 9(3): 225-240.

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Geoff Botting, Ryann Connell, Michael Hoffman and Mark Schreiber, (Eds.), Tabloid Tokyo: 101 Tales of Sex, Crime and the Bizarre from Japan's Wild Weeklies. Kodansha International, 2005, 255pp.

Jan Bondeson, Buried Alive. Norton, 2001, 320pp. (On humanity's age-old fear of being buried alive)

James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds: Why The Many Are Smarter Than The Few. Abacus, 2005, 295pp.

Matthijs van Boxsel, The Encyclopedia of Stupidity. Reaktion Books, 2005, 205pp. (Surprisingly, the claim is that stupidity is a necessary part of our development)

Marah McKenzie, Liz Poole and Amanda McKenzie, The Book of Death: Kicking The Bucket In Style. Lothian Books, 2005, 168pp.

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Serge Douay, JACK L'EVENTREUR: LES SECRETS DE SCOTLAND YARD. Title translation: [Jack the Ripper: the secrets of Scotland Yard]. Journal citation: Historama [France] 1986 (28): 22-23.

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Peter Firstbrook, Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine. Random House, 2000.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned. London, Abacus, 1973 edition.

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Michael Gilding, THE MASSACRE OF THE MYSTERY: A CASE STUDY IN CONTACT RELATIONS. Journal citation: Journal of Pacific History [Australia] 1982 17(2): 66-85.

Michael Glenny, "THE AMBER ROOM: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TSARS' GREATEST JEWEL? THE STORY OF A RIDDLE WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY INSIDE AN ENIGMA", Art & Antiques, March, 1989, 108-111, 143-144, 146, 149.

James S. Gordon, Golden Guru: The Strange Journey of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Lexington, Mass., Stephen Greene Press, 1987.

Rupert T. Gould, Enigmas: Another Book of Unexplained Facts. New York, Paperback Library Occult Book, 1965.

Michael Groushko, Lost Treasures of the World. London, Prior/Multimedia Books, 1992.



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Lesley A. Hall, FORBIDDEN BY GOD, DESPISED BY MEN: MASTURBATION, MEDICAL WARNINGS, MORAL PANIC, AND MANHOOD IN GREAT BRITAIN, 1850-1950. Journal citation: Journal of the History of Sexuality 1992 2(3): 365-387.

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Michael H. Keefer, "AGRIPPA'S DILEMMA: HERMETIC 'REBIRTH' AND THE AMBIVALENCES OF DE VANITATE AND DE OCCULTA PHILOSOPHIA", Renaissance Quarterly, 1988, 41(4): 614-653.

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Alan Landsburg, In Search of Strange Phenomena. Corgi Books, 1977.

Alan Landsburg and Sally Landsburg, In Search of Ancient Mysteries. London, Corgi, 1974.

Walter Laqueur, HOW NOT TO BREAK THE SILENCE: ON THE MYSTERY OF "THE TERRIBLE SECRET," Journal citation: Encounter [Great Britain] 1987 68(4): 72-76.

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William H. MacLeish, "THE BLUE GOD", Smithsonian, 1989, 19(11): 44-59.

Ronald/Richard Marchtin, (commentary). ON THE TRAIL OF THE IRON MASK: THE STATE OF THE QUESTION. Journal citation: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History 1992 19: 89-98.

R. Monroe, Journeys Out Of The Body. New Jersey, Anchor/Doubleday, 1977.

Andrew Motion, Wainewright the Poisoner. Faber, 2000, 305pp. (On convict in Tasmania, Thomas Wainewright (1794-1847)

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Roy Porter, `"Under the Influence," Mesmerism in England', History Today, Vol. 35, Oct. 1985., pp. 22ff.

Ludmyla Pekars'ka, The Mystery of the First Kyiv Treasure ., Ukrainian Review [Great Britain] 1994 41(2): 14-23.

Audrey Peterson, Victorian Masters of Mystery: From Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle. New York, Ungar, 1984., 235 pp.

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Jean-Luc Quoy-Bodin, Autour de Deux Societes Secretes Libertines Sous Louis XV: L'ordre de la Felicite et L'ordre Hermaphrodite. About two secret libertine societies under Louis XV: the Order of Felicity and the Hermaphrodite Order]. Journal citation: Revue Historique [France] 1986 276(1): 57-84.

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Paul Ricoeur, A KERESZTYNSG S A TRTNELEM RTELME Title translation: [Christianity and the meaning of history]. Journal citation: Theol¢giai Szemle [Hungary] 1983 26(5): 287-293.

Gabriel Ronay, The Rochester Royal Murder Mystery. Journal citation: New Hungarian Quarterly [Hungary] 1989 30(116): 64-70.

Colin Rowan and Damon Wilson, The Giant Book of Mysteries. Brookvale, Sydney, The Book Company, 1995.

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Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars. Sydney, Pan Macmillan Australia, 1995. (Author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat)

Pierre Servet, Defense et Illustration du Mystere de la Resurrection d'angers 1456. Defense and illustration of the MystŠre de la R‚surrection, Angers, 1456]. Journal citation: Revue d'Histoire du Th‚ƒtre [France] 1991 43(1-2): 16-26.

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John A. Rowe, Rinderpest in The Sudan 1888-1890: The mystery of the missing Panzootic, pp. 149-165. Author: Hodnebo, Kjell. Title: Rinderpest in The Sudan: Some Missing Links, pp. 166-178.

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C. Standiland Wake, The Origin and Significance of the Great Pyramid. (1882) Reprint, Minneapolis, Wizard Bookshelf, 1975.

Brackette F. Williams, "Dutchman Ghosts and the History Mystery: ritual, colonizer, and colonized interpretations of the 1763 Berbice slave rebellion", Journal of Historical Sociology, Great Britain, 93; 1990 3(2): 133-165.

Michael R. Watts, "The Hateful Mystery": Nonconformists and Hell. Journal citation: Journal of the United Reformed Church History Society [Great Britain] 1981 2(8): 248-258.

R. C. Wilson, . 'The Peking Man Mystery', Mankind, 1980, 6(8): 29-32, 34.

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