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"The hollow earth has long been a popular alternative theory of the shape of the earth. Typically this theory also posits large holes at the North and South Poles which would allow entry into the interior. In his 1906 book, The Phantom of the Poles, William Reed presents a collection of reports of polar explorers on strange and unexplained phenomena, such as warm winds, deposits of dust, rocks embedded in icebergs, large ice-free areas, fresh water areas in the open polar ocean, and bizarre auroras, all in support of his belief that the polar areas are the vestibule to the interior of the hollow earth. Reed believed that the poles were unreachable because they simply didn't exist.
However, three years later, on April 6th, 1909, Peary and Henson reached the North Pole (more or less: it is now thought that they missed it by about 20 nautical miles). And so Reed's primary assertion, that the poles cannot be reached, was soon to be invalidated by facts. Today the poles have been reached by land, air and in the case of the North Pole, by submarine; there is a permanent base at the South Pole, which you can view on webcam. (You can also view the North Pole on webcam). The poles are no phantom.
In contrast to Teed and Rowbotham, Reed doesn't claim to be the messiah or that his theory is based on scriptural evidence. Nor does he attempt a far-reaching overhaul of science to make his point. Although he is wrong about the nature of the aurora (one word: magnetohydrodynamics), the origin of meteorites, and some other points, his book makes interesting reading, and conveys a sense of wonder about the cosmos." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; Introduction; General Summary; Flattening Of The Earth At The Poles; Length Of Polar Nights; Working Of The Compass; Around The Curve; Mysteries Of The Polar Regions; The Water-sky: What It Is; The Aurora: Its Wonderful Variations; Meteors Or Volcanic Disturbances; Finding Of Rock In And On Ice; Dust In The Arctic; Open Water At Farthest Point North And South; Why It Is Warmer Near The Poles; Driftwood--whence It Came; Have Other Than The Eskimos Inhabited The Arctic Regions?; What Produces Colored Snow In The Arctic?; Where And How Are Icebergs Formed?; The Tidal Wave; Clouds, Fogs, And Vapors; Arctic And Antarctic Winds; The Centre Of Gravity; Cannot Reach The Poles; What Is In The Interior Of The Earth?; In Conclusion; Endnotes
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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org
Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.
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