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review 2018-06-19 05:58
Power Places and the Master Builders of Antiquity: Unexplained Mysteries of the Past by Frank Joseph
Power Places and the Master Builders of Antiquity: Unexplained Mysteries of the Past - Joseph Frank

TITLE:  Power Places and the Master Builders of Antiquity: Unexplained Mysteries of the Past

 

AUTHOR:  Frank Joseph

 

DATE PUBLISHED:  2018

 

FORMAT:  Paperback

 

ISBN-13:  9781591433132

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This book is an extremely superficial collection of chapters about individial oddball topics - everything from pyramids in China to unexpla artifacts/buildings in the America's, Templar mysteries, today's megalith builders, remote viewing, power places, a random collection of interesting personalities, alteres mental states, interviews with unusual people and strange natural occurences.  This book is not nearly so well written as other books that I have read by Frank Joseph.  The topics are not covered well enough to provide anything other than a few tantilizing glimpses of mystery.  There is also a lack of rigorous research.  In several cases we only have the author's interview with the subject to go on.  Several of the subjects covered in this book are familiar to me, but I did find found some topics (usually the longer chapters) interesting.

If you are new to this sort of subject or just wish to read something in chapter size pieces, then this book may be of interest to you.  If, on the other hand, you are familiar with the mysteries of antiquity and some unexplained mysteries, you might not find any meat in this book.

 


OTHER SIMILAR BOOKS

- Worlds Before Our Own - Brad Steiger
- The Giza Power Plant - Christopher Dunn
- The History of Atlantis - Lewis Spence
- Atlantis Beneath the Ice - Rose and Rand Flem-Ath
- Forbidden History - J. Douglas Kenyon
- History's Mysteries - Brian Haughton
- The Lost Treasure of King Juba - Frank Joseph
- Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America - Frank Joseph

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review 2018-06-09 18:58
The Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI): "The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III - Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family” by Peter Byrne
The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family - Peter Byrne


"This is the mystery: when we measure the position of an atomic particle we record it as existing in a definite place, not in all of the many places it occupies according to its smoothly evolving wave function. The emergence of a single position from the set of all physically possible positions is inescapable; it creates a logical discontinuity, a gap, a fissure, an interruption in the flow of the Schrödinger equation; it creates a problem.”

In “The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III - Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family” by Peter Byrne



I suspect that the reason why the Copenhagen and Many Worlds interpretations of QM are the most well-known is that they are the easiest to explain in classical terms, and therefore most accessible to those who have not already completed an undergraduate level course in QM. You can also find a discussion of the different interpretations in The Road to Reality, by Roger Penrose, but it is heavy going and not recommended unless you have a background in Physics (or Math) to degree-level.

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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review 2018-05-18 00:59
Voltron v1
Voltron: Legendary Defender, Volume 1 - Digital Art Chefs,Mitch Iverson,Hedrick Smith

I just want to say the art in this is fantastic. And it's original stories so it's not just a rehash of the TV show. I love the "form Voltron" pages especially, and the humor never fails to make me smile. 

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review 2018-05-06 16:20
5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior - Boya Sun,Matt Rockefeller,Xanthe Bouma,Mark A. Siegel,Alexis Siegel

In true Ghibli-style artwork, every turn of a page reveals a brilliant new set of colors. This would make a stunning animated film, maybe Studio Ponoc could do it or Dreamworks based on their amazing CG sand work in Rise of the Guardians. It was a little difficult at first to get into the story with so many different words unique to this universe thrown about and there is so much put in bold that if it's supposed to be the character's emphasizing all of them in one speak bubble, it makes the dialogue sound off. There was a lot of that, but the artwork - for me - makes up for it, it's a graphic novel and a wonderfully crafted one at that. Can't wait to read the second volume!

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review 2018-04-29 17:21
Ocean Worlds by Jan Zalasiewicz & Mark Williams
Ocean Worlds: The Story of Seas on Earth and Other Planets - Mark Williams,Jan Zalasiewicz

TITLE:  Ocean Worlds: The Story of Seas on Earth and Other Planets

 

AUTHOR:  Jan Zalasiewicz & Mark Williams

 

DATE PUBLISHED:  2014

 

FORMAT:  Hardcover

 

ISBN-13:  978-0-19-967288-2

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From the blurb:

"Water, water everywhere?

 

So it would seem, and not ust on our home planet, but across the Universe,  In this exciting exploration of oceans, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Willimas take us to the beginnings of oceans on the hot, young Earth and show the critical role oceans have played in plate tectonics, in the development of the Earth's climate, and in the evolution of life on the planet.  There is much we still have to learn about the depths of our wold;s oceans.

 

Beyond the Earth, we explore possible oceans past on Mars and Venus, the ocean below the icy carapace of Euopa, and the water jets of Enceladus.  Will the Earth become another Mars or Venus in the future, when its oceans have boiled away?  Do the oceans of Saturn's moons harbour life - at least microbial life?  And the tantalizing possibility of finding another Earth-like world with oceans beckons.  Understanding oceans is central to understanding our planet, managing its future, and seeking life on other worlds."

 

Ocean Worlds is a well written science book that covers information and theories about the history, evolution and future development of the Earth's oceans, and then takes a look at other ocean worlds.  In short, the book is as described on the "tin".  The narrative is clearly written, fast paced and easy to understand but not overly simplified.  Numerous illustrations, diagrams and colour photographs are included.

 

OTHER BOOKS

 

- Ocean of Life by Callum Roberts

- The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels by Brian M. Fagan

- The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions by Paul B. Wignall

- The Goldilocks Planet: The Four Billion Year Story of Earth's Climate by Jan Zalasiewicz & Mark Williams

 

 

 

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