The Deepening Complexity of
Scientific Research & Urban Legends
by Eltjo H. Haselhoff, Ph.D.
Published by Frog Ltd., Berkeley, USA
Appears in Spring 2001
The Deepening Complexity of CROP CIRCLES describes the crop circle phenomenon (the world wide appearance of geometric patterns in farm
fields and other land areas). The scope of the book is limited to the evident and reproducible characteristics, which
are accessible from a scientific point of view (except for one, stand- alone chapter). This first popular book on crop circles written by a
scientist is based only on scientific evidence. The valid scientific research is written in such a way that the
general audience can easily understand it. Rather than presenting a comprehensive overview of the crop circle phenomenon in all the aspects,
the book teaches the reader how to approach a controversial subject systematically, efficiently, and critically.
It demonstrates flexible thinking yet always keeps traditional science firmly in mind. Although the book mainly discusses aspects that can
easily be verified by anyone, many findings are quite spectacular. These are all demonstrated in an abundance of
photographs, diagrams, tables and graphs. The book is printed in full colour throughout.
The market for this book includes:
? General adult audience
? Scientists seeking to expand their knowledge
? Followers of crop circles and alien phenomenon
The author has a Ph.D. in theoretical and experimental physics. He lectures world wide on crop circles, also for scientific audiences. He
recently published a peer-reviewed scientific paper related to the crop circle phenomenon (to appear in Physiologia
Plantarum 110), as a comment and a support to the earlier publication by
Levengood and Talbott (W.C. Levengood, N.P. Talbott, Dispersion of energies in worldwide crop formations, Phys. Plant. 105, pp. 615-624,
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