Zombies menace humanity, yet we barely understand them.
There are books that show you how to kill the undead but this is the first study to explain the importance of zombies to us. Zombies of the World reveals the undead to be a valuable part of our ecosystem and the key to new discoveries in medicine and technology. No other book covers these topics. Zombies of the World brilliantly documents that evolution has led to a wide variety of species.
Few outside the scientific community even realize that creatures like the Egyptian Mummy (Mortifera mumia aegyptus) are actually zombies. Some species are even harmless to humans. The Dancing Zombie (Mortifera immortalis choreographicus) only seeks to thrill humans with elaborate dance routines. Destroying the undead isn't always the answer. Even if we could annihilate all zombies, we would lose knowledge potentially vital to our own survival.
After decades of research, we have no idea why zombies never tire or stop. They possess an endless source of energy to shamble or (in some cases) sprint after us. Unlocking this mystery could benefit all humanity. Only Zombies of the World tackles this issue and many other paradoxes.
Mystery of the Zombie: The greatest mystery of the zombie is how it remains active without digesting food. Even when one eats the flesh of the living, the meat rots in its belly. Furthermore, many species, like the Egyptian mummy, never eat at all. Scientists have this dubbed this unknown source of energy powering the undead as the Omega Anima. Scientists have tried to understand this mystery but have so far only identified the basic traits of all zombie species and its basic evolutionary and migratory history.
Zombie Species: 20 prominent species of zombie are described and illustrated. Their habits, method of reproduction and range are listed. The species range from the common gray shambler to exotic species such as the revenant and draugr.
Surviving Zombie Attacks: The most dangerous threat you face in a zombie-related crisis is not from the undead but from other humans. By learning how to identify untrustworthy humans, you can maximize your chances of survival.
A Social History of the Zombie: Humanity has had several views of the zombie over the ages. In ancient times, the zombie was viewed as a supernatural being, an agent of divine vengeance. In the Enlightenment, they were a public health hazard to be exterminated. Only in the last century have scientists realized that the zombie is a natural part of the ecosystem that must be protected and studied.
The Science of Zombies: Researchers work to uncover the secrets of zombies. Linguists teach Egyptian mummies sign language to learn what they believe. Engineers develop ways to harness the Omega Anima in order to generate clean energy from zombies. Doctors think they can also use the Omega Anima to discover a way to make humans immortal.