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They saw the future: oracles, psychics, scientists, great thinkers, and pretty good guessers

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Can anyone predict the future? Meet twelve mind-boggling personalities who seemed to know how. Among them are: The ancient Maya, who invented a remarkably accurate calendar that gave a date for the end of the world: December 21, 2012. Leonardo da Vinci, the great artist, who drew detailed sketches of tanks, machine guns, and helicopters...four centuries before they were invented. Nostradumus, the sixteenth-century French doctor whose amazing predictions included the rise of Adolf Hitler. Jeane Dixon, a wealthy socialite who, on November 22, 1963, looked into her lunch of eggs florentine and announced, "Something dreadful is going to happen to the president today." Did they always get it right? How did they know? Were they psychic? Or did they simply combine knowledge, sensitivity, inspiration, and some good old-fashioned luck to see into the unknown? Kathleen Krull and Kyrsten Brooker's entertaining and enlightening book may just hold the answers to these and other fascinating questions.
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Grouping Title they saw the future oracles psychics scientists great thinkers and pretty good guessers
Grouping Author krull kathleen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-05 04:47:33AM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 5
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auth_author2 Brooker, Kyrsten,
author Krull, Kathleen.
author2-role Brooker, Kyrsten,ill.
author_display Krull, Kathleen
display_description Discusses the work and predictions of those who have speculated about or claimed to see the future, from the oracles of ancient Greece to such modern figures as Edgar Cayce and Jeane Dixon.
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isbn 9780689812958
last_indexed 2018-11-18T09:46:50.371Z
lexile_score 1120
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primary_isbn 9780689812958
publishDate 1999
record_details ils:a157273|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Atheneum Books For Young Readers,|c1999.|108 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Prophecies (Occultism) -- History -- Juvenile literature, Prophecies -- History, Prophecies -- History -- Juvenile literature, Prophets -- History -- Juvenile literature, Prophets -- Juvenile literature
title_display They saw the future : oracles, psychics, scientists, great thinkers, and pretty good guessers
title_full They saw the future : oracles, psychics, scientists, great thinkers, and pretty good guessers / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
title_short They saw the future :
title_sub oracles, psychics, scientists, great thinkers, and pretty good guessers
topic_facet History, Prophecies, Prophecies (Occultism), Prophets