UFOs, ETs, and alien abductions : a scientist looks at the evidence /

by Donderi, D. C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Charlottesville, VA : Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc., ©2013Description: xx, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781571746955 (pbk.) :; 1571746951 (pbk.).Title notes: $22.95 1-2014 (db)Other title: Unidentified flying objects, extraterrestrials, and alien abductions.Subject(s): Unidentified flying objects -- Sightings and encounters | Extraterrestrial beings | Alien abduction
Contents:
Pt. 1. UFOs -- pt. 2. Extraterrestrials -- pt. 3. Us.
Summary: Psychologist and researcher Don Donderi examines the evidence and research from the past several decades on the changing nature of UFOs.
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Psychologist and researcher Don Donderi examines the evidence and research from the past several decades on the changing nature of UFOs. He looks at why the scientific establishment takes a dim view of UFOs and abduction evidence and examines how the US government has collected and suppressed UFO evidence.

$22.95 1-2014 (db)

Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-219) and index.

Psychologist and researcher Don Donderi examines the evidence and research from the past several decades on the changing nature of UFOs.

Pt. 1. UFOs -- pt. 2. Extraterrestrials -- pt. 3. Us.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • Part 1 UFOs (p. 1)
  • 1 UFOs and the Cold War (p. 3)
  • 2 A Chronology of Doubt (p. 29)
  • 3 Low, Big, and Slow: The End of Doubt (p. 55)
  • Part 2 Extraterrestrials (p. 73)
  • 4 Humanoids (p. 75)
  • 5 Abductions: The Index Case-Barney and Betty Hill (p. 87)
  • 6 Abductions: The Touchstone Cases (p. 103)
  • 7 The Abduction Narrative (p. 125)
  • Part 3 Us (p. 145)
  • 8 What We Know (p. 147)
  • 9 Science and UFOs (p. 159)
  • 10 Extraterrestrial Politics (p. 173)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 199)
  • Notes (p. 201)
  • Selected Readings (p. 215)
  • Index (p. 221)

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Library Journal Review

Despite the publisher's assertion that this book is a scientific explanation of UFOs, Donderi (psychology, retired, McGill Univ., Canada) writes as a true believer. He is convinced that some UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft and that some abduction stories are true experiences. He retells the stories of many famous sightings and abductee experiences that he believes prove the existence of extraterrestrial visitors. He also believes that the U.S. government has collected and suppressed UFO evidence. His stated goal is to present what he considers facts about UFOs and extraterrestrials that will lead to a common understanding and vision about the problems and opportunities presented "by the reality of extraterrestrial contact." Donderi worked for years to develop a questionnaire designed to distinguish genuine abductees from other respondents. Some of his methodology is presented, but with his background as a psychologist much more should have been included. VERDICT There is too much emphasis here on the retelling of already well-known UFO stories, and not enough analysis from a scientific and psychological viewpoint. This book, like so many others, will provide "proof" of extraterrestrial contact only for those who already believe.-Mary E. Jones, Los Angeles P.L., CA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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