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Mike Dash (b. 1963) is an English-born Welsh writer, journalist and researcher. Born in London, he attended the University of Cambridge and King's College London, and holds a PhD in naval history for the thesis British Submarine Policy 1853–1918. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective sets of entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ... Kings College London in London is the largest college in the federal University of London, with 21,500 registered students. ...


Dash worked for 20 years as editor and publisher of the journal Fortean Times, which specialises in the study and research of strange and anomalous phenomena. He is usually regarded as one of the most serious modern fortean investigators, preferring the use of first hand sources and other historically accurate information. His works shed light on numerous misconceptions and errors in the field of strange phenomena. Fortean Times is a British monthly magazine devoted to the anomalous phenomena popularised by Charles Fort. ... An anomalous phenomenon is an observed phenomenon for which there is no suitable explanation in the context of a specific body of scientific knowledge (e. ... An anomalous phenomenon is an observed phenomenon for which there is no suitable explanation in the context of a specific body of scientific knowledge (e. ...


Dash has published five books, and a number of articles and papers in Fortean Times and later spin-off titles such as the academic annual Fortean Studies, published from 1994 through 2000. 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Bibliography

  • The Limit: Engineering at the Boundaries of Science. BBC, 1995. ISBN 056337117X.
  • Borderlands: The Ultimate Exploration of the Unknown. Dell, 1997. ISBN 0440236568.
  • Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused. Crown, 2000. ISBN 0609604392.
  • Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny. Three Rivers Press, 2003. ISBN 0609807161.
  • Thug: The True Story of India's Murderous Cult. Granta Books, 2005. ISBN 1862076049.

External Links

  • Mike Dash: Author, journalist, historical researcher and commentator

 
 

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