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The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead (Paperback)
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Rampaging, driven, killing machines. Soulless and dead. Infected and infectious. Zombies. The epidemic of the living dead is stronger than ever in today's pop-culture, but long before exotic viruses, biological warfare, and sinister military experiments brought the dead back to life in our cinemas and on our television screens, there were the dark spells and incantations of the ancient Egyptians, the Sumerians, and the Babylonians. Blending the historical with the modern, the biographical with the literary, the plants and animals with bacteria and viruses, the mythological with the horrifying true tales, The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead is a comprehensive resource to understanding, combating, and avoiding zombies.
More than 250 entries cover everything from hit television shows, books, and movies, including The Walking Dead, World War Z and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, to zombies' ignominious role in folklore and mythology, such as the Greek god Asclepius, ancient Voodoo religion, and the Native American Wendigo legend. The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead examines mad cow disease, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the Centers for Disease Control preparing for the end of the world, and much, much more.
About the Author
Nick Redfern is the author of 30 books on UFOs, Bigfoot, lake monsters, the Abominable Snowman, and Hollywood scandals, including Monster Files, Monster Diary, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; Celebrity Secrets; There's Something in the Woods; Contactees; Final Events; The Real Men in Black; The NASA Conspiracies; Science Fiction Secrets; On the Trail of the Saucer Spies; Strange Secrets; and - with fellow Texas-based researcher and author Ken Gerhard - Monsters of Texas. He has appeared on more than 70 TV shows, including: Fox News; the BBC's Out of This World; the SyFy Channel's Proof Positive; the Space Channel's Fields of Fear; the History Channel's Monster Quest, America's Book of Secrets, Ancient Aliens and UFO Hunters; Science's The Unexplained Files; the National Geographic Channel's Paranatural; and MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Originally from the UK, Nick lives on the fringes of Dallas, Texas. Award-winning writer Brad Steiger has devoted himself to exploring and examining unusual, hidden, secret, and otherwise strange occurrences. He has written over 2,000 articles and more than 150 titles with inspirational and paranormal themes, including Conspiracies and Secret Societies; Real Aliens, Space Beings, and Creatures from Other Worlds; Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Houses; Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside; Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside; and Real Zombies, the Living Dead, and Creatures of the Apocalypse. Brad is a veteran of broadcast news magazines ranging from Nightline to the NBC Nightly News. He is also a regular radio guest on Jeff Rense's Sightings, The Allan Handelman Show, Rob McConnell's X-Zone, and Coast to Coast with George Noory. He resides somewhere in Iowa.