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Dragon and the Disc: An Investigation into the Totally Fantastic Hardcover – 26 Apr 1973

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd; First Edition edition (26 April 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0283979151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0283979156
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,696,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A painstakingly researched and very readable investigation into the twin mysteries of legendary monsters and U.F.O's, resulting in views which are both startling and original. Fully illustrated with black and white photographs and illustrations.

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Format: Hardcover
I was attracted to this gem of a book as had read many years previously Holiday's book on Nessie, and it was this book in fact that originally piqued my interest in things cryptzoological. The Dragon and the Disc is a fascinating 2-part book, in the first part recounting efforts to discover mystery lake beasts of boggy western Ireland (which I know only too well is a cold, wet and thankless task) and then leaping into the (more?) bizarre 'connections' between lake monsters, historical dragon myths and alien visitors (no really). Not an easy read, but worth the effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best writer on topic with best in-depth analysis 25 Nov. 2013
By derek - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have read everything by Holiday who is an excellent writer in addition to being a superb researcher and investigator. He makes more sense than most scientists regarding the connection and meaning of disc shapes and serpents/dragons throughout human history, esp. Bronze Age. It is too bad scientists do not have the penetrating insights and data that Holiday collected and analyzed, being perhaps intellectually lazy or afraid to follow where the data leads. Holiday's participation with Donald Omand mentioned in The Man Who Exorcised the Bermuda Triangle by Marc Alexander illustrates the evolution of his ideas on Loch Ness creatures and the paranormal. This is a fascinating book which I have read and reread several times simply because the facts, the enormous research Holiday did, require more study. This was reissued as paperback titled Creatures from The Inner Sphere perhaps in an attempt to draw readers in--a sort of sensational title with a typeface resembling VOnDaniken book, etc....but dont be taken in by the marketing, this is not some cheap thriller, it is a serious book by a serious researcher and well worth time spent reading. Of all books investigating Loch Ness this is the meatiest and the analysis Holiday engages in throughout the chapters is razor sharp. Too bad he didnt live longer he was one of the best writing and investigating in this topic. also Goblin Universe is fascinating; as the aforementioned Marc Alexanders book on Domald Omand which opens up the topic to mysterious events that share some common elements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 16 Dec. 2008
By antonio cuevas - Published on Amazon.com
Book has so many truths and great insight into Reality....Recommended to any one seeking illumination...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Needs to be reprinted badly 5 Aug. 2014
By JTB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book along with "Goblin Universe" need to be reprinted
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