Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Here is a list of suggested books. Click on the title to see a book description or click on the book to get it from Amazon. You are welcome to review any of the books listed. This page is updated regularly.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:12

Author(s):
Claude Stahl

History books often consist of boring facts and stories that can bore even the most enthusiastic reader. Not with this book; discover the history of the world anew and get a basic understanding of the times and developments of historical...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:10

Author(s):
J. Alec Motyer

Recipient of a Christianity Today 1994 Critics Choice Award! Among Old Testament prophetic books no other equals Isaiah's brilliance of style and metaphor, its arresting vision of the Holy One of Israel and its kaleidoscopic vision of...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:09

Author(s):
Hourly History

Making sense of our universe...It's an age-old practice that transcends cultures and generations. From our vantage point, the larger than life Maya civilization grappled with the urge in a grand scale. Join us as we take a voyage to...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:08

Author(s):
Roger Stalley

The early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:07

Author(s):
Theodor Abt, ‎ Erik Hornung

WHY THE AMDUAT IS SIGNIFICANT Every evening the sun becomes old and weak and finally sets behind the Western horizon. Yet, it rises again in the morning, rejuvenated. How is that possible? How could the sun for the Ancient Egyptians the...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:06

Author(s):
Peter Lourie

Eight billion dollars’ worth of Inca gold and silver are rumored to be hidden in an unmapped region of the Andes. This is the captivating story of that fabled treasure and the centuries-old spell it has cast on many, including a young...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:04

Author(s):
Ron Miller, David Brin, ‎John Elliot

Aliens: Past, Present, Future is the first coloured, illustrated book to comprehensively chart humankind’s fascination with the concept of existence of life beyond Earth – from both the perspective of scientists and in popular culture....Read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:07

Author(s):
Judith Herrin

Byzantium. The name evokes grandeur and exoticism--gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization. Avoiding a standard chronological account of the Byzantine Empire'...Read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:05

Author(s):
Tim Clarkson

Covering a thousand years of Scottish history, this account incorporates both historical and contemporary research into old theories and controversies. During the first millennium AD, the most northerly part of Britain evolved into the...Read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:04

Author(s):
Stephen Cave, Michael Shermer

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to. But it also makes a...Read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:03

Author(s):
Richard Wingate

An investigation into the ancient technologically advanced artifacts amassed by Father Carlo Crespi and how they offer proof of Atlantis in South America

• Includes photos and descriptions of the strange machines and beautiful...Read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:01

Author(s):
Dr. L. A. Marzulli

L.A. Marzulli has written this latest book. What you are about to read is not the stuff of science fiction. It's not a fantastic fable or the musings of an overzealous archaeologist. It's straight out of the pages of the Bible. The 120+...Read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:00

Author(s):
Adrian Lister, Paul G. Bahn

A dazzling visual record of one of Earth's most extraordinary species, this updated and revised edition of Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age integrates exciting new research to piece together the story of mammoths, mastodons, and their...Read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 00:58

Author(s):
Chris Hegg

Get ready to unlock the first messages left from ancient civilizations who traded in North America's inland ancient lake systems to the world and then vanished without a trace 13,000 years ago! The petroglyph messages detail maps and...Read more

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 02:34

Author(s):
Edith Hall

The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote down the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas’s three...Read more

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 02:34

Author(s):
Kacem Zoughari Ph.D., ‎ Christopher Davy

Here, for the first time, is an in-depth, factual look at the entire art of ninjutsu, including the emergence of the ninja warriors and philosophy in feudal Japan; detailed historical events; its context in the development of other...Read more

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 02:32

Author(s):
Marilynne K. Roach

Based on twenty-seven years of original archival research, including the discovery of previously unknown documents, this day-by-day narrative of the hysteria that swept through Salem Village in 1692 and 1693 reveals new connections...Read more

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 02:31

Author(s):
Lynne Kelly

In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history of their people. Yet today...Read more

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 02:29

Author(s):
Patrick McGovern, ‎ Stuart Fleming, ‎ Solomon Katz

This volume presents contemporary evidence scientific, archaeological, botanical, textual, and historical for major revisions in our understanding of winemaking in antiquity. Among the subjects covered are the domestication of the...Read more

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 02:29

Author(s):
Captivating History

In this captivating guide, you will discover why Maya have gained such worldwide admiration over the many other civilizations that existed in Mesoamerica at the time. You will learn how the Maya civilization developed, the major turning...Read more

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An illustration of Vasilisa the Beautiful, by Ivan Bilibin.
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Yacouba Sawadogo planting.
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