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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, March 26, 2016 - 04:16

Brian Greene

Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter―from the smallest quarks...Read more

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 04:15

Christopher Tyerman

God's War offers a sweeping new vision of one of history's most astounding events: the Crusades.

From 1096 to 1500, European Christians fought to recreate the Middle East, Muslim Spain, and the pagan Baltic in the image of their...Read more

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 04:13

Barry Strauss

The battle of Salamis in 480 B.C. was the most important naval encounter of the ancient world. In the narrow strait between the island of Salamis and the Greek mainland, a heavily outnumbered Greek navy defeated the Persian armada in a...Read more

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 04:12

Trude Dothan, Moshe Dothan

The authors, both archaeologists and historians at universities in Israel, have devoted 30 years to studying the material culture and history of the Philistines, one of the sea people who migrated during the Late Bronze Age and were...Read more

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 04:10

Charles River Editors

The pages of world history textbooks contain a litany of “lost” empires and civilizations, but usually, upon further review, it is revealed that these so called lost empires are often just lesser known cultures that had a less apparent...Read more

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 23:38

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous...Read more

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 23:36

Peter Berresford Ellis

This is an enchantingly told collection of the stirring sagas of gods and goddesses, fabulous beasts, strange creatures, and such heroes as Cuchulain, Fingal, and King Arthur from the ancient Celtic world. Included are popular myths and...Read more

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 23:32

Mike Dash

In 1628 the Dutch East India Company loaded the Batavia, the flagship of its fleet, with a king’s ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java; the ship itself was a tangible symbol of the world’s richest and most...Read more

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 23:30

Carl Hoffman

On November 21, 1961, Michael C. Rockefeller, the twenty-three-year-old son of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, vanished off the coast of southwest New Guinea when his boat capsized. He was on a collecting expedition for the Museum...Read more

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 23:25

Joan Druett

Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there...Read more

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 23:43

Laird Scranton, John Anthony West

A look at the close resemblance between the creation and structure of matter in both Dogon mythology and modern science

  • Reveals striking similarities between Dogon symbols and those used in both the Egyptian and Hebrew
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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 23:41

David Freidel, Linda Schele

The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. In this book, two of the first central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs,...Read more

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 23:30

Alexander Roob

The Hermetic Museum takes readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the medieval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs...Read more

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 23:28

Scott Olsen, Scott Olson

A concise and useful handbook on the Golden Section--also known as the Golden Ratio and Golden Mean. The Golden Section is a line segment divided into two parts, such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to...Read more

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 21:07

Mark S. Smith, Patrick D. Miller

There is still much disagreement over the origins and development of Israelite religion. Mark Smith sets himself the task of reconstructing the cult of Yahweh, the most important deity in Israel's early religion, and tracing the...Read more

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 21:04

Jeremy Black, Anthony Green

Ancient Mesopotamia was a rich, varied and highly complex culture whose achievements included the invention of writing and the development of sophisticated urban society.

This book offers an introductory guide to the beliefs and...Read more

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 21:03

John Michell

An in-depth look at the role of number as a bridge between Heaven and Earth

  • Reveals the numerical code by which the ancients maintained high standards of art and culture
  • Sets out the alchemical formulas for the fusion
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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 21:00

Joseph B. Lumpkin

The number of books in the Bible depends on which Bible is being referenced. Protestant and Catholic churches recognize 27 New Testament books.

Protestants recognize 39 books of the Jewish canon in the Old Testament.

Roman...Read more

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 01:01

Charles River Editors

“These people, who had formerly dwelt on the shores of the Erythraean Sea, having migrated to the Mediterranean and settled in the parts which they now inhabit, began at once, they say, to adventure on long voyages, freighting their...Read more

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 00:57

Miranda Lundy, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau, Daud Sutton, John Martineau

The quadrivium-the classical curriculum-comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space...Read more