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Title:
The divining hand : the art of searching for water, oil, minerals, and other natural resources or anything lost missing, or badly needed
Author:
Bird, Christopher, 1928-
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Edition:
[Revised edition].
Publication Information:
Atglen, Pa. : Whitford Press, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780924608162
Format :
Book

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Central Library BF1628 .B5 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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"To dowse," says the author of this definitive study of the divining art, "is to search with the aid of a handheld instrument such as a forked stick or a pendular bob on the end of a string - for anything: subterranean water flowing in a narrow underground fissure, a pool of oil or a vein of mineral ore, a buried sewer pipe or electrical cable, an airplane downed in a mountain wilderness, a disabled ship helplessly adrift in a gale, a lost wallet or dog, a missing person, perhaps a buried treasure." Co-author of The Secret Life of Plants, Christopher Bird has filled this book with exciting, documented stories, most of them illustrated with photographs and diagrams. It provides a complete history of the art of dowsing around the world and discusses in detail the various existing theories attempting to explain this extraordinary phenomenon.


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