Student or Learner
In his book Chariots of the Gods? (New York: Bantam, 1972) Von Daniken offers many other "proofs" that ancient cultures had contact with visitors from other planets.
Why is the word "proofs" in quotation marks?
Is the word Bantam the name of the publisher? Or something else?
Another example: There have been a lot of celebrity apologies on TV. If you don't believe they are sincere, you can refer to them as "apologies".
Did you see Tiger Wood's "apology" today? (Actually, I thought he was mostly genuine, so I shouldn't write it that way).
2. Yes, the publisher.