Can modern science tell us what happened to Amelia Earhart? The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has spent fifteen years searching for the famous lost pilot using everything from archival research and archaeological survey to side-scan sonar and the analysis of radio wave propagation. In this spellbinding book, four of TIGHAR's scholars offer tantalizing evidence that the First Lady of the Air and her navigator Fred Noonan landed on an uninhabited tropical island but perished before they could be rescued. Do they have Amelia's shoe? Parts of her airplane? Are her bones tucked away in a hospital in Fiji? Come join their fascinating expedition and examine the evidence for yourself! The new paperback edition brings the search up to the present, including tantalizing evidence of campfires and charred bones found on remote Nikumaroro. Visit the Authors' Web page for more information.
Thomas F. King is a well known archaeological consultant specializing in the protection of cultural resources, author of five books, and archaeologist on the Amelia Earhart Project. Randall S. Jacobson is a geophysicist with the U.S. Navy, an expert on oceanic seismic activity and naval mine-hunting technology, and author of over 40 professional articles. Karen Ramey Burns is a consulting forensic anthropologist specializing in human identification based at the University of Georgia, has worked at crime scenes, mass murder sites, cemeteries, and disaster scenes on five continents, and is author of a major textbook on forensics. Kenton Spading is an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers specializing in computers and remote sensing technology.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Where in the World is Amelia Earhart? Chapter 3 2. The Lady in Question Chapter 4 3. The Navigator and the Airplane Chapter 5 4. Disappearance Chapter 6 5. After the Search: Asumptions, Assertions, and Conspiracy Theories Chapter 7 6.Getting Hooked on Earhart Chapter 8 7. McKean, Gardner, and the PISS Chapter 9 8. First Time on Niku Chapter 10 9. Can't Find that Train Chapter 11 10. Hope Springs Eternal Chapter 12 11. Amelia's Shoe? Chapter 13 12. "We Did It!" or Not Chapter 14 13. The Skeptic and the Kiwis Chapter 15 14. Back to the Winward Side Chapter 16 15. The Shattered Shores of Niku Chapter 17 16. Harassed by Hina, Favored in Funafuti Chapter 18 17. After the Storm Chapter 19 18. Kanton in the Rain Chapter 20 19. Bones for Real Chapter 21 20. Flesh on the Bones Chapter 22 21. Whose Bones, and Where? Chapter 23 22. Meanwhile... Chapter 24 23. "Where the Plane Came Down" Chapter 25 24. Trying to Make Sense of It All Chapter 26 25. What Happened on the Night of July 2? Chapter 27 26. And Then? And Now? Chapter 28 Epilogue: 2001 and Beyond Chapter 29 Notes