This book is a great insight into the horrors of war both past and present. It melds the historical accounts with the modern knowledge and gives the reader better understanding of the past and present.
I enjoyed this book very much.
A man on a whim wonders into a town where he discovers that his long lost brother was murdered. Without knowing that the victim was his brother, he is accused of the murder. Later after another attempted murder, while in holding, he learns that the victim was his brother. This sparks his own investigation. This leads to the realization that the whole town is involved in a conspiracy. Only the beginning island before his brother's murder.
This is a very interesting and educational book. What is fracking? Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a method of obtaining natural gas and oil from shale. Basically, a well is drilled, and hydraulic fluid is pumped into the well at great pressure to fracture the shale and release the gas and oil which is then pumped to the surface. There are many controversies and opinions about fracking. Most of the opinions are just that opinions and very little scientific research exists to support conclusions one way or the other at this time. However, I highly recommend that you read this book and learn about fracking and the wildcatters who developed the technology.
This book is a story about an infantryman who is fighting and insect looking species that has high technology. The book goes along with the man’s life from high school to his entry into the infantry to his deployment on a planet that humans are attacking. The aliens encountered are nothing like the pseudo-human aliens from most science fiction TV shows and novels. These are nothing like us. They don’t understand us. And, they don’t seem to want to understand us. Also, like many insect species such as ants and bees, they have workers, fighters, and queens. However, they have another cast in their structure: Brains. Brains are slug like and can barely move; however, they control the workers and fighters. Since little is known about “bugs”, the mission is to capture brains and queens alive to study. This is that story or should I say nightmare.
I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoy science fiction and wants to read something that isn’t the pseudo humanized aliens that we all grew up with. These aliens don’t look like us. They don’t act like us. They use difference senses than we do. They are pure alien.
A beautiful young girl living with her people in west Africa is kidnapped, put into chains, abused severely, and put aboard a slave ship bound for America.
This is the story of her capture, abuse, and eventual escape to blessed freedom, not by going North, but by going South to the protection of the Spanish whose king abolished slavery.
This book was a story about the military attempt to use psychics as a resource for both intelligence and coercion. It made a interesting read. Although, I didn't see the movie, I wanted to rad the book. It's melding of actual facts overlaid with psychic drama and mental manipulation was unique.
The mind is a strange and wonderful thing...
Maybe I'll watch the movie.
By Niccolo Machiavelli
This is an interesting treaties on the subject of statecraft. What makes a good leader, and what keeps that leader in power. What to watch out for, and what to cultivate.
This is a perfect guide for business.
This was an interesting story with constant surprise. Set in Africa, it shows that redemption comes in many forms
This was very different from my usual reads.
Maybe, I missed the point of this book, but it seemed to be more a philosophical discussion with a healthy dose of wonder tossed in for flavor.
If you were expecting learn something, don't. This book is more suited for a tabloid TV show than a learning experience.
I was looking for something exciting and insightful, but was left feeling flat.
If time travel becomes a reality, I want the time I spent with this book back.
Detective Sam Spade at his best. When a beautiful sociopath hires him to help her, they both get more than they bargained for. With very colorful characters the story unfolds with a desperate search for a missing treasure.
I recommend this book.
Pluto is a planet
Pluto is not a planet
Pluto might be a planet
Pluto might be an asteroid
Pluto might be a comet
Pluto has a moon
Pluto doesn't have a moon
Pluto is a moon
Pluto is a binary system
Pluto orbits its moon
Pluto's moon orbits Pluto
Pluto is a proto-planet
Pluto is a dog created by Disney
Pluto is Pluto is a God of death
The truth is that whether Pluto is a planet or not doesn't really matter.
By the logic of this book: if you only have one example of something, you cannot classify it. You need two of something to classify anything. Rubbish! By this logic if Jupiter was our only gas giant it would be unclassifiable.
Pluto is an excuse for snarky scientists to waste their intellect and reasoning ability.
If scientists focused as much energy on science as they do trying to tear each other down, we'd be a lot further along than we are now with our collective discovery of knowledge.
I hate snarky scientists and snarky science. But, then again scientists can't be expected to use their intelligence constructively all the time.
The book mistakenly makes a point St. Christopher no longer a saint. This is not true. While there is little known about him, St. Christopher is still a recognized saint. What was changed was that his feast day was removed from the liturgical calendar. A lot of recognized saints do not have feast days.
Had Disney not named their cartoon dog Pluto, I doubt this book would ever been written.
Also, other than the author, who ever said that Pluto or any other planet was America's favorite?
Do I care if Pluto is a planet or not. Not really.
This just gives everyone an excuse to vote funding elsewhere.
I found the book to be both condescending and snarky.
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