UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial
Clark has written the first modern, well-researched and objective encyclopedia of all major UFO sightings since 1947. Each alphabetical entry (Roswell, Lubbock Lights, etc.) is well-written and interesting to read, even if you disagree with Clark's conclusions. With 200 entries in an A-to-Z format, The UFO Book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of its kind.
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Jerome Clark is the former editor of the UFO magazine Fate and former vice-president and current board member of the J. Allen Hyneck Center for UFO Studies as well as the editor of their quarterly publication The International UFO Reporter. He has published several books and a three-volume UFO Encyclopedia encompassing every conceivable aspect of UFOs possible. In short, Clark has spent the past four decades researching, analyzing and bringing to light anything remotely connected to what the world identifies as UFO's and extraterrestrial life. The UFO Book is actually an abridgment of the much larger, two volume work, The UFO Encyclopedia (2nd Edition) published in the fall of 1997. Clark makes it very clear in the introduction that, "Except in those instances where good reason exists to doubt an informant's sincerity, The UFO Book operates on the assumption that intellectual agnosticism...". True to his word, The UFO Book is clear, in-depth, cross-referenced and user friendly and goes to extremes to stand above any hint of opinion regarding the wealth of information contained in this book. The UFO Book includes a historical overview of UFO phenomenon, an overview of its terminology roots, and in-depth information regarding resources in print an other forms of media. Every subject, whether a discussion of a specific topic or a specific incident is organized alphabetically with painstakingly clear cross referencing throughout. The UFO Book is engrossing reading that can fill a few minutes, an hour, or more. It has the authoritative backbone that brings this incredibly diverse and far reaching subject to light in a meticulously objective manner. Clark has put into one volume an incredible amount of research that is a must read for anyone mildly curious about UFO's and extra- terrestrials.
With 200 entries in an A-to-Z format, The UFO Book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of its kind. One hundred photographs and drawings illustrate the allegedly real and proven bogus evidence, helping readers decide for themselves whether or not extraterrestrials exist.
A reviewer, a 32-year-old teacher from N.C.
Best book on UFOs ever written
Quite simply, Jerome Clark's UFO Book is the best book ever written about UFOs. Clark has written the first modern, well-researched and objective encyclopedia of all major UFO sightings since 1947. Each alphabetical entry (Roswell, Lubbock Lights, etc.) is well-written and interesting to read, even if you disagree with Clark's conclusions. Even if you're only casually interested in the UFO phenomenon, this book will be hard to put down. Outstanding!
Also recommended: The Hynek UFO Report. The UFO Experience.
I have read numerous ufo books over the last 15 years and Jerome Clark's 'The UFO Book' is by far the best book on the subject that I have ever read. Written in the style of an encyclopedia, it includes an in-depth (and well-written) account of just about every major ufo sighting since the 1890's. Furthermore, unlike many ufo books this one is well-researched and objective - Clark does not leave out the skeptic's viewpoints. An outstanding, thoroughly enjoyable book. If you own just one ufo book, this should be it!
Also recommended: 1. The Hynek UFO Report 2. Watch the Skies! 3. The UFO Experience