Originally posted by IsaacKoi
Section 3.1 Significant free UFO books
Several of the most influential and popular books are now available online.
I don’t simply mean you can order those books online or read extracts from those books - I mean you can read the full text. Free. Now.
Simply click on the titles of the books listed in chronological order below. Enjoy.
Some news that I think is fairly significant...
Another UFO book has become available online which I think deserves to be added to my original list of the "most influential and popular" UFO books
available online for free. The relevant book is a revised edition of "UFO Study" by Jenny Randles
, the well-known British UFO researcher and
"UFO Study" is arguably the best book on the basics facts and issues that need to be known if someone wishes to become a UFO investigator. The book
was originally published in 1981 has been widely recommended by many researchers (including me) to those wishing to know more investigating UFO
The ENTIRE book can be downloaded free of charge from the very bottom of the webpage at the link below:
I think everyone participating in discussions about UFO reports on ATS (and other Internet forums) should be encouraged to read this single book.
If you haven't read the book (and it hasn't been in print for quite a while, so it hasn't been that easy to get hold of), download it and have a
quick look NOW!
Really - it's worth it, particularly at its current price (i.e. zilch, nada, FREE...).
The revised edition is made available by Robert Moore with permission of Jenny Randles, and includes new material by Robert Moore. See also Robert
Moore's research guide to UFOs on the BUFORA website
Robert Moore is one of those individuals that are all too rare within ufology - he work done for various UFO groups and makes high quality work
available on other people's websites without publishing any books of his own or seeking any recognition.
Petitions are common within UFOlogy, usually calling for disclosure. So are campaigns suggesting sending faxes or letters to various VIPs. Perhaps
instead of such campaigns, I should start one which calls for members of ATS and others to send a quick email to certain low-profile but hard-working
researchers that contribute to ufology thanking them for their work. Robert Moore would be one of those people. There is a brief profile of Robert
Moore online HERE
, and that webpage gives his email address as rs_moore[at]hotmail.co.uk
The table of contents below should give an idea of the material covered in the revised edition of "UFO Study":
Chapter 1: Why Ufology? : pages 4 – 8.
Chapter 2: What is Ufology? : pages 9 – 16.
Chapter 3: Classifying the UFO : pages 17 – 19.
Chapter 4: The UFO Report : pages 20 – 23.
Chapter 5: The Source of UFO Reports : pages 24 – 31.
Chapter 6: Basic Investigation : pages 32 – 36.
Chapter 7: The UFO Witness : pages 37 – 46.
Chapter 8: Field Studies : pages 47 – 53.
Chapter 9: Turning UFOs into IFOs : pages 54 –80.
Chapter 10: The Photographic Case : pages 81 – 91.
Chapter 11: Investigating Special Cases : pages 92 – 111.
Chapter 12: Some Example Case Studies : pages 112 –124.
Appendix A: UFO Interview Checklist : pages 125-126.
Appendix B: UFO Investigation Checklist : page 127.
Appendix C: Personal Sources Checklist : page 128.
Appendix D: A UFO investigation “toolkit” : pages 129-130.
Appendix E: Laying out a survey grid : page 131.
Appendix F: Code of Practice for UFO Investigators : pages 132 – 136.
Appendix G: Selected Bibliography : page 137.
As I mentioned, the ENTIRE book can be downloaded free of charge from the very bottom of the webpage at the link below:
[edit on 9-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]