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 (Dallas, Texas) is the author of more than thirty books on UFOs, Bigfoot, and cryptozoology, including Monster Files, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, and The Real Men in Black. He has appeared on more than seventy television shows, including the SyFy Channel's Proof Positive, the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
BRAD AND SHERRY STEIGER have written 44 books together dealing with the inspirational, the miraculous, and the mysterious. These include "Christmas Miracles" (winner of the 2002 Storytelling Award from Storytelling World magazine) and "Dog""Miracles". Fourteen of their titles explore the wonder of animals and the incredible bond that they share with humans. The Steigers have appeared on "Hard Copy", "Inside Edition", and "Entertainment Tonight;" in specials on HBO, Discovery, History, and A&E; and were featured in twenty-two episodes of the syndicated series, "Could It Be a Miracle?"