The Neanderthals Rediscovered [EPUB]
30 March 2014, 07:59
2013 | EPUB | 2.77MB
In recent years, the common perception of the Neanderthal has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals’ behavior was surprisingly modern: they buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals in their prime, harvested seafood, and spoke. Meanwhile, advances in DNA technologies have forced a reassessment of the Neanderthals’ place in our own past.
For hundreds of thousands of years, Neanderthals evolved in Europe very much in parallel to the Homo sapiens line evolving in Africa, and, when both species made their first forays into Asia, the Neanderthals may even have had the upper hand. Here, Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse look at the Neanderthals through the full dramatic arc of their existence—from their evolution in Europe to their expansion to Siberia, their subsequent extinction, and ultimately their revival in popular novels, cartoons, cult movies, and TV commercials.
The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia [EPUB]
30 March 2014, 07:53
2012 | EPUB | 3.37MB
Russia under Vladimir Putin has proved a prickly partner for the West, a far cry from the democratic ally many hoped for when the Soviet Union collapsed. Abroad, he has used Russia’s energy might as a foreign policy weapon, while at home he has cracked down on opponents, adamant that only he has the right vision for his country’s future.
Former BBC Moscow correspondent Angus Roxburgh charts the dramatic fight for Russia’s future under Vladimir Putin - how the former KGB man changed from reformer to autocrat, how he sought the West’s respect but earned its fear, how he cracked down on his rivals at home and burnished a flamboyant personality cult, one day saving snow leopards or horse-back riding bare-chested, the next tongue-lashing Western audiences. Drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews in Russia, where he worked for a time as a Kremlin insider advising Putin on press relations, as well as in the US and Europe, Roxburgh also argues that the West threw away chances to bring Russia in from the cold, by failing to understand its fears and aspirations following the collapse of communism.
13 Things They Won't Tell You [EPUB]
30 March 2014, 07:48
2012 | EPUB | 2.44MB
Every month, Reader’s Digest asks selected experts from a different profession to spill their secrets. Readers walk a mile in their shoes and see things that are enlightening, horrifying, and give them a whole new perspective on the people they trust with their food, health, family, money, and home. They walk away with the keys to awesome backdoor deals, insider knowledge that saves them tons of money, and invaluable advice for getting better service anywhere they go.
Now, for the first time ever, this wisdom has been collected into one comprehensive volume, complete with updates, all new interviews, and tons of additional secrets that have never appeared before. The result is more than 1,300 eye-opening tips on everything from sweet-talking a car salesman to getting free drinks from the bartender to making sure you get the right medication from your pharmacist.
- You will learn the best ways to care for YOUR HOME, from real estate agents, contractors, plumbers, and even burglars.
- From the butcher, to the grocer to the pizza delivery guy, find out how to make sure YOUR FOOD is a fresh (never gross) and high quality at low prices.
- Make sure YOUR HEALTH gets the attention it deserves with advice from all corners of the medical world—from the dentist, to the ER, to the gym, and far beyond.
- Teachers, nannies, marriage counselors, wedding planners and even mall Santas tell you how to help YOUR FAMILY get the best things in life and never fall into the clutches of swindlers.
- Make sure YOUR MONEY is safe and working hard with advice from bankers, sales clerks, identity thieves, and accountants’ strategies to increase what you have, while avoiding wallet-sucking scams.
In 13 Things They Won’t Tell You, America’s Most Trusted Magazine gives the advice Americans need most. It is the ultimate roadmap for making the most of the countless day-to-day interactions that that affect every piece of your life, from your budget to your happiness.
Who Really Killed Kennedy? [EPUB]
30 March 2014, 07:42
2013 | EPUB | 1.96MB
Almost nothing gives rise to more national intrigue than the murder of an American president. And on November 22, 2013, the nation will experience the 50th anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in modern American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
From day one, the truth behind JFK's assassination has been mired in controversy and dispute. The Warren Commission, established just seven days after Kennedy's death, delved into the who, what, when, and where of the tragedy, and over the course of the following year compiled an 889-page report that arrived at the now widely contested conclusion: Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin.
In Who Really Killed Kennedy?, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., provides readers with the ultimate JFK assassination theory book. One-by-one, each chapter will examine the strongest arguments regarding the killing of JFK, including theories surrounding the mob, the CIA, Cuban radicals, LBJ, right-wing extremists and more.
By book's end, Who Really Killed Kennedy? will provide convincing analysis that existing evidence rules out the possibility that JFK was killed by a lone assassin. Fifty years after this epic American tragedy, there's still a gunman on the loose.
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy [EPUB]
30 March 2014, 07:37
2013 | EPUB | 2.75MB
What really happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963? Was the assassination of John F. Kennedy simply the work of a warped, solitary young man, or was something more nefarious afoot? Pulling together a wealth of evidence, including rare photos, documents, and interviews, veteran Texas journalist Jim Marrs reveals the truth about that fateful day. Thoroughly revised and updated with the latest findings about the assassination, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy is the most comprehensive, convincing explanation of how, why, and by whom our thirty-fifth president was killed.
The Hiram Key Revisited [EPUB]
30 March 2014, 07:31
2010 | EPUB | 1.99MB
Is Freemasonry nothing more than a benign and charitable men's social club as the Order insists or does it have a deeper and perhaps darker purpose? Could these men be part of the IlluminatiA" - a group of intellectuals with extremely grand plans for the development of civilization? And if so, what is the grand plan that these men were so determined to bring about, and why should there be such opposition to it?
Christopher Knight and Alan Butler reveal that present-day freemasons are the spiritual descendents of an ancient priesthood that was forced to act in secrecy. In the early days of Christianity their views offended and opposed those of the orthodox Church, and later in feudal Europe, both the State and the established Church considered them heretics and sworn enemies. Yet they could not be silenced - or defeated - and members of this priesthood have continued to this day to work in subtle and sometimes subversive ways to achieve their aims, often occupying very elevated positions within Western society, and always maintaining complete anonymity to those outside their fellowship.The extraordinary story that unfolds in The Hiram Key Revisited reveals that the building of the modern world was no haphazard process. There was a grand plan - and it has succeeded. The New World Order is already here.
Religion 101 [EPUB]
30 March 2014, 07:27
2013 | EPUB | 4.95MB
With so many religions in the world, it isn't always easy to recall each faith's key influences, spiritual figures, and dogmas. Written in easy-to-understand language, Religion 101 offers a fascinating--and memorable--glimpse at the sacred stories, traditions, and doctrines that have influenced today's most popular religions.
From Jesus and the Four Noble Truths to the Buddhist Wheel of Existence, this book provides you with thought-provoking insight into the customs and beliefs of common faiths like Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam. Inside, you will also discover hundreds of important religious facts, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else.
So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existence and meaning, or just want to find out what Kabbalah is all about, Religion 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
The Calendar [EPUB]
30 March 2014, 07:22
1999 | EPUB | 1.51MB
The 5,000-year struggle to align the heavens with the clock and what happened to the missing ten days. Measuring the daily and yearly cycle of the cosmos has never been entirely straightforward.The year 2000 is alternatively the year 2544 (Buddhist), 6236 (Ancient Egyptian), 5761 (Jewish) or simply the year of the Dragon (Chinese). The story of the creation of the Western calendar is a story of emperors and popes, mathematicians and monks, and the growth of scientific calculation to the point where, bizarrely, our measurement of time by atomic pulses is now more acurate than Time itself: the Earth is an elderly lady and slightly eccentric - she loses half a second a century. Days have been invented (Julius Caesar needed an extra 80 days in 46BC), lost (Pope Gregory XIII ditched ten days in 1582) and moved (because Julius Caesar had thirty-one in his month, Augustus determined that he should have the same, so he pinched one from February). The Calendar links politics and religion, astronomy and mathematics, Cleopatra and Stephen Hawking.