by Miriam Knight May 08, 2015
The title might be a mouthful, but if you long to be the most interesting person at the water cooler, you’ll have to read Louis Proud’s "Strange Electromagnetic Dimensions – The Science of the Unexplainable," and share some of his fascinating stories of the strange electro-magnetic dimensions that surround all of us.
In one chapter, he points out the similarities between being struck by lightning and getting an electrical shock, then he ties the two together to practicing psychics. In another chapter, he delves into the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and as academic as that sounds, he pulls it off in such a way that not only did I understand it, but I actually enjoyed it. Read some more and you can learn the how and why of rainbow trout using magnetic fields and why soldiers need to break cadence when crossing bridges.
To say that Louis Proud is a researcher specializing in anomalous phenomena is like saying the pope is an altar boy. Solidly researched, well written, and endlessly interesting, this book is worth reading at least once, and possibly twice, to make sure you don’t miss a thing.