Books  Natural History  Popular Science 

How UFOs Conquered the World: The History of a Modern Myth

Popular Science

By: David Clarke(Author)

328 pages, 16 plates with colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations

Aurum Press

Paperback | Aug 2016 | #227704 | ISBN-13: 9781781313046
Availability: Usually dispatched within 4 days Details
NHBS Price: £8.99 $11/€10 approx
Hardback | May 2015 | #224488 | ISBN-13: 9781781313039
Availability: Usually dispatched within 4 days Details
NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€21 approx

About this book

A history of the various manifestations and shifting meaning of the Twentieth Century's single great contribution to mythology: the UFO. Neither a credulous work of conspiracy theory nor a sceptical debunking of belief in 'flying saucers', How UFOs Conquered the World explores the origins of UFOs in the build-up to the First World War and how reports of them have changed in tandem with world events, science and culture. How UFOs Conquered the World will also explore the overlaps between UFO belief and religion and superstition.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!


Dr. David Clarke, is one of Britain's leading writers on folklore and mythology and in recent years he has acted as a consultant and spokesperson for The National Archives during the release of the Ministry of Defence's files on investigations into UFO 'sightings' under the Freedom of Information Act. As such he appears regularly in print for major national newspapers, and on air for programmes such as BBC Radio 4's Today and BBC 2's Timewatch. He lives in Leeds.

Bestsellers in this subject

The Serengeti Rules

NHBS Price: £13.99 $18/€16 approx

Things That Are

NHBS Special Offer Price: £7.99 £9.99 (Save £2.00) $10/€9 approx (ends 30/09/2018)

The Amoeba in the Room

NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€19 approx

Infographic Guide to Life, Universe and Everything

NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€14 approx

The Equations of Life

NHBS Special Offer Price: £15.99 £18.99 (Save £3.00) $20/€18 approx (ends 31/08/2018)

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194