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I read this book in secondary school, it has had a huge effect on my life and how I think about the world The ideas explored in this book are literally mind blowing Perhaps the most influential book I have ever read, it opened my eyes, back in the 1970s, to what a fascinating world we live in and how much we still have to learn about it and how it functions I think that,than 40 years later, that is still true.Lyall Watson makes a serious attempt to come up with possible explanations for the weird and wonderful things that occur that science has no answers to In Supernature II he even bravely tried to draw the threads together in search of the elusiv Perhaps the most influential book I have ever read, it opened my eyes, back in the 1970s, to what a fascinating world we live in and how much we still have to learn about it and how it functions I think that,than 40 years later, that is still true.Lyall Watson makes a serious attempt to come up with possible explanations for the weird and wonderful things that occur that science has no answers to In Supernature II he even bravely tried to draw the threads together in search of the elusive unifying theory Ultimately, he wasn t successful, but the journey is well worth embarking on with him anyway A phenomenal introduction to the supernatural, looked at from a totally different angle This is one of my dad s favourite books, and it s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. A fascinating feast of cosmic law and ordercompelling readingNew ScientistA very super book mind blowing in factBrian W Aldiss SUPERNATURE The legendary, ground breaking book about the supernaturalLyall Watson has challenged scientific orthodoxy by applying new criteria to the investigation of supernatural phenomena His fascinating and open minded scientific study proves beyond doubt that science is stranger than the supernaturalA book of tremendous importance, perhaps the most significant book about the super natural to appear in the past decadevery excitingColin Wilson in The SpectatorOne of the most open minded books to have come my wayCyril Connolly from the back cover Some awesome as in spectacular , though provoking and tantalizingly credible ideas which could have changed science and anthropology irrevocably had he stuck to the science He did his reputation enormous discredit with some of his barmier ideas, though Although some would say he already was, I believe he could have been a great speculative fiction writer had the fancy taken him. Yes,this is a book revisited.written in 1973,this was stunning entry for anyone remotely interested in how life works.written by a biologist with a novelist s skill,it still stands up very well.Most thesis presented have been accepted as fact these days.For me,Watsons fancival prose is the only thing that sounds dated.hence the 4 not 5 stars. I read this compeling book many moons ago in the roaring 1970s I loved it so much and I decided to read it again LW explains the seemingly unexplainable in a simple way..even a child can understand it I m currently looking for Vol II. Excellent book, extremely intriguing, would recommend One of the most interesting books I have ever read Read it many years ago now and I would love to revisit his research in the 21st Century Fascinating stuff Supernature


About the Author: Lyall Watson

Lyall Watson was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, ethologist, and author of many new age books, among the most popular of which is the best seller Supernature Lyall Watson tried to make sense of natural and supernatural phenomena in biological terms He is credited with the first published use of the term hundredth monkey in his 1979 book, Lifetide It is a hypothesis that aroused both interest and ire in the scientific community and continues to be a topic of discussion over a quarter century later.He was born in Johannesburg as Malcolm Lyall Watson He had an early fascination for nature in the surrounding bush, learning from Zulu and Kung bushmen Watson attended boarding school at Rondebosch Boys High School in Cape Town, completing his studies in 1955 He enrolled at Witwatersrand University in 1956, where he earned degrees in botany and zoology, before securing an apprenticeship in palaentology under Raymond Dart, leading on to anthropological studies in Germany and the Netherlands Later he earned degrees in geology, chemistry, marine biology, ecology and anthropology He completed a doctorate of ethology at the University of London, under Desmond Morris He also worked at the BBC writing and producing nature documentaries.Around this time he shortened his name to Lyall Watson He served as director of the Johannesburg Zoo, an expedition leader to various locales, and Seychelles commissioner for the International Whaling Commission In the late 1980s he presented Channel 4 s coverage of sumo tournaments.Lyall Watson began writing his first book, Omnivore during the early 1960s while under the supervision of Desmond Morris, and wrotethan 20 others.


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