Charles Panati born March 13, is a former college professor, industrial physicist, author and science editor of Newsweek. After graduating from Villanova University —65 with a B. Panati is openly gay. After joining Newsweek in , Panati became interested in parapsychology and published his first book, Supersenses: Our Potential For Parasensory Experience , which described parapsychological research into extrasensory perception. The book was described in a review as a respectable survey of psi phenomena but "the skeptic will remain unconvinced

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For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind everyday items, expressions, and customs--from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls to honeymoons.

Sold by: Amazon. Sacred Origins of Profound Things is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the history of religion and the history of ideas--and an inspiring guide to those seeking to understand their faith. Skip to main content Charles Panati. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Charles Panati is a physicist, and for many years was the science editor of Newsweek.

He's published 13 non-fiction books, and two novels. Most of his books are now available as ebooks in the Kindle Store. In his early twenties, Panati was an escort for several Miss America contestants, and in September of the girl he escorted, Debbie Irene Bryant, became Miss America of As a passionate animal lover, Panati has imagined what prayers animals would say to a Heavenly Being, their joys and laments. He calls himself an 'editor' of the book, a confidant and complier, lending his ear as the animals themselves speak their minds.

Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Learn more at Author Central. Previous page. Kindle Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Next page. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Books By Charles Panati. Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things Feb 26, With his obsessive curiosity and relentless detectives skills, Charles Panati tracks the origins of gems of folk wisdom that have found their way into American culture.

As usual, Charles Panati makes the journey seriously informative, endlessly entertaining, and full of surprises. He has written fourteen books, both fiction and nonfiction. He has appeared on Oprah, Letterman, and many other shows. Other Formats: Paperback. Has there ever been a gay pope?

Why do men have nipples? Do female animals have orgasms? How long have people been giving the finger? From the lascivious to the romantic, from the hardcore to the scientific, this engaging compendium of little-known facts about sex is both informative and endlessly entertaining. Panati reveals facts that will surprise even the most informed reader. This titillating collection is as provocative and stimulating as its subject matter.

He has written fourteen books, both fiction and non-fiction. He has appeared on Oprah, Letterman, and many other television shows. In this enlightening and entertaining work, Charles Panati explores the origins of hundreds of religious rituals, customs, and practices in many faiths, the reasons for religious holidays and sacred symbols, and the meanings of vestments, sacraments, devotions, and prayers.

Other Formats: Hardcover , Paperback. Charles Panati, the foremost specialist on everything, turns his sharp eye to the ever-changing parade of trends and fads that have shaped American popular culture for the last one hundred years.

We've bobbed to the Turkey Trot, flown through the air with the Lindy Hop, slam-danced through the New Wave and boogied till we dropped. We've squeezed ourselves into poodle skirts, bell-bottom jeans, zoot suits, and flapper dresses; played mah-jongg and shouted 'Bingo! We've worn mood rings and ID bracelets; built ranch houses and bomb shelters; sat on flagpoles and gone to toga parties; improved ourselves with The Power of Positive Thinking and Emily Post's Etiquette; been swept away by 'Night and Day' and listened endlessly to the Beatles singing 'Yesterday'.

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