The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology

By Nick Cook

This riveting paintings of investigative reporting and background exposes categorised govt tasks to construct gravity-defying aircraft--which have an uncanny resemblance to flying saucers.

The atomic bomb used to be no longer the single venture to occupy executive scientists within the Forties. Antigravity expertise, initially spearheaded via scientists in Nazi Germany, used to be one other excessive precedence, one who nonetheless could be in influence this day. Now for the 1st time, a reporter with an unheard of entry to key resources within the intelligence and armed forces groups unearths suppressed facts that tells the tale of a quest for a discovery that may turn out as strong because the A-bomb.

The Hunt for 0 Point explores the clinical hypothesis "zero element" of gravity exists within the universe and will be replicated right here in the world. The strain to be the 1st state to harness gravity is massive, because it capability being able to construct army planes of limitless pace and variety, besides the main lethal weaponry the realm has ever noticeable. the proper form for a gravity-defying car occurs to be an ideal disk, making antigravity exams a potential cause of the varied flying saucers sightings of the previous 50 years.

Chronicling the origins of antigravity study within the world's such a lot complicated study facility, which was once operated through the 3rd Reich in the course of global warfare II, The Hunt for 0 Point lines U.S. involvement within the undertaking, starting with the recruitment of former Nazi scientists after the battle. Drawn from interviews with these concerned with the study and who visited labs in Europe and the USA, The Hunt for 0 Point trips to the center of the 20 th century's so much difficult unexplained phenomena.

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Fodor's New York City 2014 (Full-color Travel Guide)

The lighting, the sounds, the power: manhattan urban is the essential American urban, a always intriguing, fast-changing vacation spot that individuals revisit many times. Fodor's long island urban 2014, with wealthy colour pictures all through, captures the city's common allure, from museums to track venues, from Broadway spectacles to gastronomic delights.
extended assurance: Fodor's manhattan 2014 contains new eating place and resort concepts for big apple and prolonged assurance into Brooklyn, from hip and taking place Williamsburg to leafy citadel Greene.
ILLUSTRATED gains: colour gains are available all through this advisor, on landmarks together with the Statue of Liberty, floor 0, the Metropolitan Museum of artwork, the yankee Museum of average background, and imperative Park. local eating and purchasing spotlights deliver the colourful urban of latest York to existence.
necessary making plans instruments: positive aspects on best points of interest, unfastened activities, and what to do with childrens make it additional effortless to devise a holiday. top Bets charts for eating places and motels; easy-to-read colour local maps; and tips about paying for Broadway tickets, sitting in a television viewers, or scouting out the easiest purchasing supply quick access to the easiest ny urban has to offer.
DISCERNING thoughts: Fodor's big apple urban deals savvy recommendation and proposals from neighborhood writers to assist tourists utilize their time. Fodor's selection designates our greatest alternatives, from motels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" charges from fellow tourists supply priceless insights.
TRIPADVISOR reports: Our specialists' lodge decisions are bolstered via the newest purchaser suggestions from TripAdvisor. tourists can ebook their ny stick with self assurance, as simply the simplest houses make the cut.
ON-THE-GO MAP: A convenient take-along spouse map of latest York urban provides tourists crucial information regarding most sensible points of interest, strolling excursions, and within reach eating to allow them to trip with self belief.
approximately FODOR'S AUTHORS: each one Fodor's trip advisor is researched and written by means of neighborhood specialists.

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The Human War

By Noah Cicero

This very humorous, very bleak novella, "The Human War," is set the 1st hours of the 2003 battle in Iraq, as skilled via a screwed-up child in Ohio who feels the realm is spinning out of his keep an eye on. His response to the arrival conflict? He beverages, has intercourse, is going to a strip membership, he does whatever that Youngstown, Ohio deals as human distraction--but this merely makes his horror deepen. Noah Cicero's deadpan humor is akin to Beckett, and "A Human warfare" is a blackly humorous and deeply merciless examine the chilly hearts of guys. The novella is observed by way of amazing brief tales, "The Doomed" and "Little Flowers," either darkish, humorous vignettes at the impossibility of human interplay: extra examples of Noah Cicero's depraved expertise. this can be Noah Cicero's first ebook. He lives in Youngstown, Ohio.

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The Souls of Black Folk

By W.E.B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black people is a vintage paintings of yank literature via W. E. B. Du Bois. it's a seminal paintings within the historical past of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary heritage. To advance this groundbreaking paintings, Du Bois drew from his personal reports as an African-American within the American society. open air of its outstanding relevance in African-American background, The Souls of Black people additionally holds an incredible position in social technology as one of many early works within the box of sociology.

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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

By Rachel Maddow

The number one ny instances bestseller that charts America’s risky go with the flow right into a country of perpetual struggle.

Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we have now drifted clear of America's unique beliefs and turn into a state weirdly at peace with perpetual battle. to appreciate how we have now arrived at one of these risky position, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam warfare to ultra-modern conflict in Afghanistan, alongside the best way exploring Reagan's radical presidency, the hectic upward thrust of government authority, the slow outsourcing of our war-making features to personal businesses, the plummeting percent of yank households whose little ones struggle our consistent wars for us, or even the altering fortunes of G.I. Joe. finally, she exhibits us simply how a lot we stand to lose by way of permitting the scope of yankee army energy to overpower our political discourse. 
   Sensible but provocative, lifeless critical but seri­ously humorous, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate approximately our enormous and confounding nationwide defense country.

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A Climate Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism

By Patrick Allitt

A provocative heritage of the environmental stream in the United States, displaying how this upward push to political and social prominence produced a tradition of alarmism that has usually distorted the facts
Few concerns this day excite extra ardour or alarm than the threat of weather swap. In A weather of problem, historian Patrick Allitt indicates that our current weather of trouble is way from unheard of. certainly, the environmental debates of the final part century are outlined through exaggeration and fearmongering from either side, frequently on the cost of the facts.

In a true feel, Allitt exhibits us, collective anxiousness approximately frequent environmental threat begun with the atomic bomb. As postwar suburbanization remodeled the yank panorama, extra study and higher instruments for dimension started to demonstrate the implications of financial good fortune. A weather of tension turned a weather of alarm, frequently at odds with fact. The sixties iteration reworked environmentalism from a suite of targeted pursuits right into a mass circulate. by means of the 1st Earth Day in 1970, reporters and politicians alike have been urging significant tasks to therapy environmental damage. in reality, the paintings of the hot Environmental safeguard supplier and a sequence of fresh air and water acts from a responsive Congress inaugurated a principally profitable cleanup.

Political polarization round environmental questions after 1980 had results that we nonetheless believe this day. due to the fact then, the final polarization of yank politics has reflected that of environmental politics, as pro-environmentalists and their critics characteristic to each other the worst attainable causes. Environmentalists see their critics as grasping unique curiosity teams that convey no judgment of right and wrong as they plunder the earth whereas skeptics see their adversaries as enemies of financial progress whose plans stifle initiative lower than an avalanche of bureaucratic regulation.

There could be a germ of fact in either perspectives, yet greater than a germ of falsehood too. America’s worst environmental difficulties have confirmed to be practicable; the rules and cleanups of the final sixty years have usually labored, and technological know-how and know-how have persevered to enhance commercial potency. Our current scenario is critical, argues Allitt, however it is way from hopeless. Sweeping and provocative, A weather of predicament demanding situations our uncomplicated assumptions in regards to the surroundings, irrespective of the place we fall alongside the spectrum—reminding us that the solutions to our such a lot urgent questions are often present in figuring out the earlier.

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The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century

By Robert J. Shiller

In his best-selling Irrational Exuberance, Robert Shiller advised that society's obsession with the inventory marketplace was once fueling the volatility that has considering that made a curler coaster of the economy. much less famous used to be Shiller's admonition that our infatuation with the inventory marketplace distracts us from tougher financial customers. those lie within the hidden capability of actual resources, equivalent to source of revenue from our livelihoods and houses. yet those ''ordinary riches,'' so primary to our healthiness, are more and more uncovered to the pervasive dangers of a quickly altering worldwide economic system. This compelling and critical new e-book provides a clean imaginative and prescient for hedging probability and securing our financial future.

Shiller describes six primary principles for utilizing smooth details expertise and complicated monetary conception to mood simple hazards which have been missed by way of hazard administration institutions--risks to the price of our jobs and our houses, to the power of our groups, and to the very balance of nationwide economies. educated by means of a complete probability details database, this new monetary order would come with international markets for buying and selling dangers and exploiting myriad new monetary possibilities, from inequality coverage to intergenerational social defense. simply as advancements in insuring dangers to lifestyles, healthiness, and disaster have given us a top quality of existence incredible a century in the past, so Shiller's plan for securing an important resources can provide to considerably enhance our condition.

Once back offering a massive carrier, Shiller offers us a robust skill to transform our traditional riches right into a point of monetary safeguard, fairness, and development by no means prior to obvious. And once more, what Robert Shiller says can be learn and heeded through someone with a stake within the economy.

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Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America

By Miles Harvey

During this vibrantly advised, meticulously researched publication, Miles Harvey unearths essentially the most attention-grabbing and ignored lives in American background. Like The Island of misplaced Maps, his bestselling publication a couple of mythical map thief, Painter in a Savage Land is a compelling seek into the mysteries of the earlier. this can be the exciting tale of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, the 1st eu artist to trip to what's now the continental usa with the explicit objective of recording its wonders in pencil and paint. Le Moyne’s photographs, which live on this present day in a sequence of fabulous engravings, supply an extraordinary glimpse of local American existence on the pivotal time of first touch with the Europeans–most of whom arrived with the preconceived proposal that the hot global was once a virtually legendary position within which whatever used to be possible.

In 1564 Le Moyne and 3 hundred different French Protestants landed off the coast of Florida, hoping to set up the 1st everlasting ecu payment within the sprawling territory that will develop into the U.S.. Their quest led to ugly violence, yet Le Moyne was once one of many few colonists to flee, returning around the Atlantic to create dozens of illustrations of the neighborhood local Americans–works of lasting significance to students. this day, he's additionally famous as an influential early painter of vegetation and plants.
A Zelig-like personality, Le Moyne labored for essentially the most renowned figures of his time, together with Sir Walter Raleigh. Harvey’s study, additionally, indicates a desirable hyperlink to the infamous Mary Queen of Scots. mostly forgotten until eventually the 20 th century, Le Moyne’s items became more and more wanted within the artwork world–at a 2005 public sale, a formerly unknown publication of his botanical drawings bought for 1000000 dollars.
In re-creating the lifestyles and legacy of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, Miles Harvey weaves a story of either highbrow intrigue and swashbuckling drama. Replete with shipwrecks, mutinies, spiritual wars, pirate raids, and Indian assaults, Painter in a Savage Land is really a journey de strength of narrative nonfiction.

Praise for Painter in a Savage Land

"Inspired, attractive, and thoroughly unique. Miles Harvey is an archeologist of forgotten tales, a grasp of discovering magnificent characters folded into the crevices of withered files. In Painter in a Savage Land, he has breathed existence right into a exciting and not going story that, in spite of everything, connects us all." --Robert Kurson, writer of Shadow Divers and Crashing Through
"Like a few lovely sleuth of the esoteric--a type of scholarly Columbo--Miles Harvey has a fashion of stumbling onto exciting ancient stories fullyyt ignored through others. With equivalent elements rigor and beauty, he has transported us to a shocking dawn-world whilst a bewildered Europe was once making its first contacts with a weird and wonderful and weak continent." --Hampton facets, writer of Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers
"A impressive brew of artwork, exploration and exploitation. Miles Harvey's tale bristles with surprises on each page." --Laurence Bergreen, writer of Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu and Over the sting of the area: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
"Miles Harvey has outdone himself with this soaking up account of the existence and paintings of a mysterious French artist who was once the 1st eu to list visible impressions of North the USA. Harvey's research into the curious lifestyles, swashbuckling adventures and enduring legacy of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues is beautiful on a couple of compelling degrees, adeptly performed with variety, splendor and a yes feel of story." --Nicholas A. Basbanes, writer of A light insanity, one of the lightly Mad and A attractiveness of Letters
"Insatiable interest and fierce pursuit of truth mix to create a sleek exploration of worlds previous and new." --Kirkus Reviews
"A attention-grabbing exploration of the vague existence and violent occasions of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues. … Harvey's quantity hits the candy spot for either event buffs and background fans." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"One brilliant discovery after one other …  Harvey's groundbreaking, fun-to-read biography blows airborne dirt and dust off major swathes of background and makes for a rousing read." --Booklist (starred review)
"[A] rip-roaring account of Le Moyne's adventures. ... it is a testomony to Harvey's learn and elegance that he can powerfully evoke a guy approximately whom so few documentary lines remain." --Entertainment Weekly

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Nazi International: The Nazis' Postwar Plan to Control the Worlds of Science, Finance, Space, and Conflict

By Joseph P. Farrell

Physicist and Oxford proficient historian Joseph P. Farrell keeps his best-selling sequence of exposés on mystery Nazi know-how, Nazi survival, and post-war Nazi manipulation of varied production applied sciences, economies and full nations. starting with pre-War company partnerships within the united states, together with the Bush kinfolk, he strikes directly to the give up of Nazi Germany, and evacuation plans of the Germans. He then covers the tremendous, and still-little-known sport of Nazi Germany in South the United States with support of Juan Peron, I.G. Farben and Martin Bormann. Farrell then covers Nazi Germany's Penetration of the Muslim global together with Wilhelm Voss and Otto Skorzeny in Gamel Abdul Nasser's Egypt prior to relocating onto the improvement and regulate of latest strength applied sciences together with the Bariloche Fusion venture, Dr. Philo Farnsworth's Plasmator, and the paintings of Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev. eventually, Farrell discusses the Nazi wish to keep watch over house, and examines their reference to NASA, the esoteric which means of NASA challenge Patches, plus ultimate chapters on: Alchemy, Esotericism, The SS and the Unified box concept Craze; 1943-1945: unusual occasions from the top of global conflict II and different "Postwar Shenanigans." This booklet is actually choked with info.

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