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Fire From Heaven A Study of Spontaneous Combustion in Human Beings Hardcover – 1978


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  • Hardcover: 295 pages
  • Publisher: New York : Methuen; 1st Edition in this form edition (1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0458933309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0458933303
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,901,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Cook on 25 Jan 2002
Format: Paperback
I have been fascinated about SHC for some years now and this book has only fuelled (no pun intended) my fascination. I have never been satisfied with the explanation given by scientists of the "wick effect " as the answer. When you read this book and look at the different circumstances by which SHC occurs you will understand my scepticism of the "scientists". Michael Harrison looks at every possibility (some quite bizarre!) and you know he has devoted an awful lot of time and effort researching the subject which still,unfortunately, seems to be disregarded by many. You have to draw your own conclusions from the book because , unless you believe the "wick effect" there are, as yet, no answers. An excellent, sometimes worrying read.
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I LIKED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK,DELIVERY FINE,CONDITION EXCELLIENT,WOULD RECOMMEND TO ALL
INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT OF SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION.BRILLIENT EXAMPLE!
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Poorly authenticated rubbish 10 Nov 1999
By Mike Dash - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Harrison's book, first published some 20 years ago, is now seriously out of date. More recent research has shown much of his material to be ineptly researched, misleading or downright wrong and it's a great shame no effort has been made to correct the numerous errors identified by careful reinvestigation of some of his leading cases. Those interested in SHC would do much better to check out more recent books such as those by John Heymer, Jenny Randles and Peter Hough, or Larry E Arnold (if you want a generally 'pro' point of view), or Joe Nickell, for the skeptical perspective.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Spontanous Human Combustion tied to other phenomena. 20 Jun 1999
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Format: Paperback
Harrison does an interesting job tieing Spontanous Human Combustion (SHC) to other paranormal phenomena. The book is well-researched and detailed, although the telling of it is a little rambling (a trait I consider common to many older British authors). The man is a believer in SHC, and the book is written from that viewpoint.
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