The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787677647
  • ISBN-13: 9780787677640
  • DDC: 130.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1069 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released November 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Responding to the surging interest among students for information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural and other mysterious phenomena, Gale presents this in-depth, comprehensive 3-vol. set. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate, and is written at a level that younger students and researchers can understand. Chapters offer a thorough look at the history of each topic and cover the people and practices, as well as popular literature, television programs and movies, related to the subject. Other features include:

  • Approximately 300 photos and illustrations
  • "Making the Connection," a detailed glossary
  • "Delving Deeper," a helpful further readings section
  • Cumulative index
  • Sidebars highlighting unusual facts, features, and people, as well as related books, films, Web sites, and other sources of relevant information

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787653829 | ISBN-13: 9780787653828


"Brad Steiger has been researching the unusual and unexplained since 1954. He has written 150 books and over 2,000 articles, and he frequently appears on television... The encyclopedia consists of 14 broad-subject chapters... Each chapter has many subdivisions, the articles have bibliographies, and there are sidebars, photographs, line drawings, and graphics. Each volume has a cumulative glossary and a cumulative index." -- Theology Digest (Summer 2003)

— Theology Digest, The

"This title will give its reader a good, popular, and surface introduction to its many subjects,.." --ARBA (2004)


"The work covers material of interest to a large segment of the public in a way that is clear and readable. Many works in the "Delving Deeper" sections will provide the beginning student of the paranormal with good starting points. Recommended for medium-size to large public libraries and for academic libraries with comparative religion, folklore, and popular culture collections." --Booklist (January 2004)

— Booklist

"This title compares favorably with others, especially in the numbers of topics covered, the careful examination of each topic, and the writing style and reliability of the information presented."--Library Media Connection (March 2004)

— Library Media Connection