Books on the Flat Earth.
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:30:29 PM »
I have recently bought some books on Flat Earth Theory. One, which I actually bought a long time ago, and am rereading, was written by a REer, Christine Garwood. The title is "Flat Earth: The History of an Infamous Idea". The rest are all written by FEers. "Terra Firma, The Earth is not a Planet, Proved from Scripture, Reason and Fact" by David Wardlaw Scott. "Flat Earth: Investigations into a Massive 500-Year Heliocentric Lie" by James W. Lee. "Flat Earth Clues: the Sky's the Limit" by Mark Sargent. "Worlds Beyond the Poles" by F. Amadeo Giannini. "Zetetic Astronomy: Earth not a Globe" by Parallax (Samuel Birley Rowbotham). I have read this last already. I must admit, the latter one, I was not impressed by.

But what does everyone think of the others? I shall reread "Zetetic Astronomy", just to see if my mind changes regarding it, to do it full justice. But is anyone familiar enough with the other books to give me their opinions on them? Let me know.


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Re: Books on the Flat Earth.
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 07:01:26 PM »
Garwood is a good read. Despite being an FE'er, she does her best to be fair and stick to the facts. It's a good insight into the history of unconventional thinkers.
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Re: Books on the Flat Earth.
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 11:25:42 PM »
I recently finished Bob Schadewald's 'The Plane Truth'.

A pretty comprehensive history of mostly the flat earth societies and their beliefs going back 150 years or so. Measured, I would say, like Garwood's book.
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