Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining by David Standish

By David Standish

Ideals in mysterious underworlds are as previous as humanity. however the concept that the earth has a hole inside was once first proposed as a systematic idea in 1691 by means of Sir Edmond Halley (of comet fame), who advised that there could be existence down there besides. Hollow Earth lines the wonderful, awesome, and simply undeniable bizarre variations his rules have taken over the centuries. From technology fiction to utopian societies or even religions, Hollow Earth travels via centuries and cultures, exploring how each one era’s courting to the belief of a hole earth reflected its hopes, fears, and values. Illustrated with every thing from seventeenth-century maps to Nineteen Fifties pulp paintings to motion picture posters and extra, Hollow Earth is for somebody drawn to the background of odd rules that simply won’t pass away.</Div>

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