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Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, And The Suppressed Origins Of Civilization
Forbidden History
Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, And The Suppressed Origins Of Civilization
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430453
Challenges the scientific theories on the establishment of civilization and technology • Contains 42 essays by 17 key thinkers in the fields of alternative science and history, including Christopher Dunn, Frank Joseph, Will Hart, Rand Flem-Ath, and Moira Timmes • Edited by Atlantis Rising publisher, J. Douglas Kenyon In Forbidden History writer and editor J. Douglas Kenyon has chosen 42 essays that have appeared in the bimonthly journal Atlantis Rising to provide readers with an overview of the core positions of key thinkers in the field of ancient mysteries and alternative history. The 17 contributors include among others, Rand Flem-Ath, Frank Joseph, Christopher Dunn, and Will Hart, all of whom challenge the scientific establishment to reexamine its underlying premises in understanding ancient civilizations and open up to the possibility of meaningful debate around alternative theories of humanity's true past. Each of the essays builds upon the work of the other contributors. Kenyon has carefully crafted his vision and selected writings in six areas: Darwinism Under Fire, Earth Changes--Sudden or Gradual, Civilization's Greater Antiquity, Ancestors from Space, Ancient High Tech, and The Search for Lost Origins. He explores the most current ideas in the Atlantis debate, the origins of the Pyramids, and many other controversial themes. The book serves as an excellent introduction to hitherto suppressed and alternative accounts of history as contributors raise questions about the origins of civilization and humanity, catastrophism, and ancient technology. The collection also includes several articles that introduce, compare, contrast, and complement the theories of other notable authors in these fields, such as Zecharia Sitchin, Paul LaViolette, John Michell, and John Anthony West.
The Anunnaki Chronicles: A Zecharia Sitchin Reader
The Anunnaki Chronicles
A Zecharia Sitchin Reader
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1591432294
An insider's tour of the decades of research behind the biblical scholar's books provides an in-depth overview of his theories and discoveries, placing selections from his writings in specific historical and cultural contexts.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Paperback      ISBN: 0062316117
"From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas .Dr. Harari also compels usto look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem"--
America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
America Before
The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250153735
Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life's work to find out--and in America Before, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. We
Paper: Paging Through History
Paper
Paging Through History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393239616
Presents a history of paper and the unexpected ways it shaped a modern world transitioning toward digital technologies, tracing the role of paper and papermaking in education, media, religion, commerce, and art.
American Studies
American Studies
Paperback      ISBN: 0374529000
The author of The Metaphysical Club presents an intellectual and cultural history of America that draws connections between seemingly unrelated facets of American society, identifying the sources of key innovations while explaining how ideas became part of mainstream life. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Axemaker's Gift: A Double-Edged History of Human Culture
The Axemaker's Gift
A Double-Edged History of Human Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399140883
The host of the popular science series on public television, "Connections," and a psychologist trace the advantages and dangers of human inventions and argue that the time has come to turn away from specialized, technological knowledge. 35,000 first printing.
Before the Pharaohs: Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory
Before the Pharaohs
Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430488
Presents conclusive evidence that ancient Egypt was originally the remnant of an earlier, highly sophisticated civilization • Supports earlier speculations based on myth and esoteric sources with scientific proof from the fields of genetics, engineering, and geology • Provides further proof of the connection between the Mayans and ancient Egyptians • Links the mystery of Cro-Magnon man to the rise and fall of this ancient civilization In the late nineteenth century, French explorer Augustus Le Plongeon, after years of research in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, concluded that the Mayan and Egyptian civilizations were related--as remnants of a once greater and highly sophisticated culture. The discoveries of modern researchers over the last two decades now support this once derided speculation with evidence revealing that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than Egyptologists have claimed, that the pyramids were not tombs but geomechanical power plants, and that the megaliths of the Nabta Playa reveal complex astronomical star maps that existed 4,000 years before conventional historians deemed such knowledge possible. Much of the past support for prehistoric civilization has relied on esoteric traditions and mythic narrative. Using hard scientific evidence from the fields of archaeology, genetics, engineering, and geology, as well as sacred and religious texts, Malkowski shows that these mythic narratives are based on actual events and that a highly sophisticated civilization did once exist prior to those of Egypt and Sumer. Tying its cataclysmic fall to the mysterious disappearance of Cro-Magnon culture, Before the Pharaohs offers a compelling new view of humanity's past.
Books on Fire: The Destruction of Libraries Throughout History
Books on Fire
The Destruction of Libraries Throughout History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594771677
"A historical survey of the destruction of knowledge from ancient Babylon and China to modern times"--Provided by publisher.
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
Hardcover      ISBN: 0689122004
Looks at European history between 1450 and 1620, describes the intellectual life and social conditions of the period, and discusses the cultural changes that took place