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1. Late Ottoman Society: The Intellectual Legacy (Soas/Routledgecurzon Studies on the Middle East) by Elisabe Özdalga 2005 ($200.00)

This volume brings together a fascinating set of essays dealing with intellectual developments in late Ottoman society. Under the impact of European expansionism and modernization, the Ottoman Empire underwent profound transformations.

Through the chapters the reader will make the acquaintance of outstanding personalities such as the Ottoman historian Ahmed Cevdet, the radical atheist Abdullah Cevdet, and the nationalist/socialist Ziya Gökalp; intellectual movements like the Westerners (Garpçilar), part of the larger Young Turk opposition; ideologies like Pan-Islamism, constitutionalism and liberalism; religious institutions like the state mufti; educational institutions like the Mülkiye (School of Public Administrations) and the Christian community schools and printing and publishing activities, including the women's magazine Hanimlara mahsus gazette (The Ladies' Own Gazette).

2. All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror - by Stephen Kinzer 2003 ($18.96)

With breezy storytelling and diligent research, Kinzer has reconstructed the CIA's 1953 overthrow of the elected leader of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, who was wildly popular at home for having nationalized his country's oil industry. The coup ushered in the long and brutal dictatorship of Mohammad Reza Shah, widely seen as a U.S. puppet and himself overthrown by the Islamic revolution of 1979. At its best this work reads like a spy novel, with code names and informants, midnight meetings with the monarch and a last-minute plot twist when the CIA's plan, called Operation Ajax, nearly goes awry. A veteran New York Times foreign correspondent and the author of books on Nicaragua (Blood of Brothers) and Turkey (Crescent and Star), Kinzer has combed memoirs, academic works, government documents and news stories to produce this blow-by-blow account. He shows that until early in 1953, Great Britain and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company were the imperialist baddies of this tale. Intransigent in the face of Iran's demands for a fairer share of oil profits and better conditions for workers, British Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison exacerbated tension with his attitude that the challenge from Iran was, in Kinzer's words, "a simple matter of ignorant natives rebelling against the forces of civilization." Before the crisis peaked, a high-ranking employee of Anglo-Iranian wrote to a superior that the company's alliance with the "corrupt ruling classes" and "leech-like bureaucracies" were "disastrous, outdated and impractical." This stands as a textbook lesson in how not to conduct foreign policy.

Tell people today that the United Nations was once the center of the world—the place where struggling nations got a shot at a fair hearing instead of a monkey trial before they were overthrown—and most would probably shake their heads in puzzlement.
Yet it was at the U.N., in October 1953, that one of the greatest dramas of the nascent television age unfolded: The eccentric, hawk-nosed Iranian nationalist leader Mohammed Mossadegh squared off with the aristocratic ambassador of the fading British Empire. At stake was Britain's claim to own Iran's oil in perpetuity.
The press played the showdown like a prize fight, "the tremulous, crotchety Premier versus Britain's super-suave representative, Sir Gladwyn Jebb," in Newsweek's account. The Daily News groused, "Whether Mossy is a phony or a genuine tear-jerker, he better put everything he's got into his show if he goes on television here." Time magazine had made him its Man of the Year. Now came "the decisive act in the dramatic, tragic and sometimes ridiculous drama that began when Iran nationalized the Anglo-American Oil Co. five months ago."
Five centuries ago would be more accurate, in the eyes of veteran New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer, who has written an entirely engrossing, often riveting, nearly Homeric tale, which, if life were fair, would be this summer's beach book. For anyone with more than a passing interest in how the United States got into such a pickle in the Middle East, All the Shah's Men is as good as Grisham.
And what a character Mossadegh makes: a fiery, French-educated nationalist with wild eyes, a high patrician forehead and droopy cheeks. His legendary hypochondria—he was prone to fainting and constantly received even diplomatic visitors in bed—seemed to flow from some deep wellspring of Shi'ite martyrdom, Kinzer suggests.
But the author's real accomplishment is his suspenseful account of Persia's centuries-old military, political, cultural and religious heritage, in which Mossadegh's face-off with London comes as the stirring climax to a drama that began with "Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes, titans whose names still echo through history." By the 1930s, most Iranians had come to regard the abject misery they plunged into with every passing decade of exclusive British control of their one great natural asset as another passing calamity in a long history of the same. But with the global stirring of post-World War II nationalism, Anglo-American Oil pushed them to the breaking point.
In 1947, for example, the company reported an after-tax profit of £40 million—the equivalent of $112 million—and gave Iran just £7 million," Kinzer writes. Meanwhile, the company ignored a 1933 agreement to pay laborers more than 50 cents a day, or to build "the schools, hospitals, roads, or telephone system it promised." Inevitably, riots began breaking out at Abadan, the oil city where hundreds of thousands of Iranians lived amid baked mud and sewage in cardboard hovels in shadeless, searing heat. Their British overseers lived in another world entirely—tending to their green lawns and gardens, watching their well-scrubbed children frolic in the fountains, attending air-conditioned, "no-wogs-allowed" movie theaters, and sipping gin and tonics in their private clubs. The Abadan riots also propelled the fiery Mossadegh to his rendevous with destiny. But although the Iranian leader held his audience at the United Nations Security Council with a moving explication of his country's destitution at the hands of Anglo-Iranian interests, his triumph proved short-lived—and was soon to become a bittersweet memory.
In 1953, President Harry S Truman, whose gut-level sympathy for the impoverished Iranians led him to rebuff British pleas to conspire in Mossadegh's removal, was gone. The incoming Republicans were much more favorably disposed toward the British, especially after Whitehall repackaged its pitch in terms of a communist threat: Iran would fall to the Soviets, they now said, if Mossadegh stayed in office. Within weeks, the Eisenhower administration was plotting to get rid of him.
After all this drama, the machinations of CIA agent Kermit Roosevelt in Teheran to bring down Mossadegh and replace him with the young Reza Shah Pahlevi seems almost like an epilogue. For connoisseurs of covert action, however, there's a hell of a story left, even if some of it will make even the hardest-bitten Cold Warrior wince.
The basic facts of Operation Ajax have been known for some time, in part from "Kim" Roosevelt's own memoir, in part from other sources, most notably a windfall of long-classified CIA documents leaked to Kinzer's New York Times colleague James Risen in 2000.
The author makes good use of the material, toggling his drama between Washington, where CIA desk officers furiously churned out material for bought-off Iranian newspapers and radio stations, to Teheran, where Roosevelt scurried among clandestine meetings with Reza Pahlevi—a man so timorous he flew to Baghdad when the plot seemed to unravel—as well as with various treasonous Iranian Army officers.
Ajax was a triumph in the eyes of many—especially, needless to say, in the CIA. That verdict, of course, discounts the whirlwind of 1979, when the Shah was overthrown by furious Shi'ite mobs whipped up by the Ayatollah Khomeini, who quickly spawned the terrorists of Hezbollah and other groups who plague us today.
"We got 25 years out of the Shah—that's not so bad," a CIA man once said to me, stirring a drink with his finger. As always, the Iranians had a different view. —Jeff Stein is co-author of "Saddam's Bombmaker" and editor of Congressional Quarterly's Homeland Security, a daily news Web site. (The Washington Post, Sunday, August 3, 2003)

On Aug. 15, 1953, a. group of anxious C.I.A. officers huddled in a safe house in Tehran, sloshing down vodka, singing Broadway songs and waiting to hear whether they'd made history. Their favorite tune, "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," became the unofficial anthem of Operation Ajax - the American plot to oust Iran's nationalist prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, and place the country firmly in the authoritarian hands of Mohammed Reza Shah.
In fact, luck was not much of a lady that night; as Stephen Kinzer's lively popular history of the 1953 coup recounts, Mossadegh's chief of staff got word of the conspiracy and rushed troops to defend the prime minister, thereby panicking the feckless young shah into fleeing to Baghdad and plunging the carousing Central Intelligence agents into gloom. The coup succeeded four tense days later, only after a C.I.A.-incited mob (led by a giant thug known memorably as Shaban the Brainless) swept Mossadegh aside. Luck was even less kind to the Ajax plotters in the longer haul; in 1979, the despotic shah fell to Islamist revolutionaries bristling with anti-American resentment.
Even the president who approved the coup, Dwight Eisenhower, later described it as seeming "more like a dime novel than an historical fact." Sure enough, "All the Shah's Men" reads more like a swashbuckling yarn than a scholarly opus. Still, Kinzer, a New York Times correspondent now based in Chicago, offers a helpful reminder of an oft-neglected piece of Middle Eastern history, drawn in part from a recently revealed secret C.I.A. history.
The book's hero is the enigmatic Mossadegh himself. In his day, British newspapers likened Mossadegh to Robespierre and Frankenstein's monster, while The New York Times compared him to Jefferson and Paine. Kinzer full-throatedly takes the latter view, seeing Mossadegh's achievements as "profound and even earth-shattering." But he acknowledges that the great Iranian nationalist was also an oddball: a prima donna, prone to hypochondria, ulcers and fits, who met the urbane American diplomat Averell Harriman while lying in bed in pink pajamas and a camel-hair cloak.
Mossadegh's Iran faced formidable foes: British oil executives, the C.I.A. and the brothers Dulles, all of whom come off wretchedly here. The least sympathetic of all are Iran's erstwhile British rulers, who continued to gouge Iran via the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. When the Truman administration prodded it to share the wealth with Iran, its chairman sniffed, "One penny more and the company goes broke." In 1951, to London's fury, Mossadegh led a successful campaign to nationalize the oil company, drove the British to close their vital oil refinery at Abadan and became prime minister.

3. Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments - by Vivien Gornitz 2008 ($315.74)

Concern exists over human-generated increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases and their potential consequences to society. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007 finds that global temperatures have increased by 0.8ºC since 1850 and that climate warming is now 'unequivocal'. While the human imprint is becoming increasingly apparent, Earth’s climate has shifted dramatically and frequently during the last few million years, alternating between ice ages, when vast glaciers covered Northern Europe and much of North America, and interglacials—warm periods much like today. Farther back in geologic time, climates have differed even more from the present. Thus, to fully understand the unusual changes of the 20th century and possible future trends, these must be placed in a longer-term context extending beyond the period of instrumental records.
The Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, a companion volume to the recently-published Encyclopedia of World Climatology, provides the reader with an entry point to the rapidly expanding field of paleoclimatology—the study of climates of the past. Highly interdisciplinary in nature, paleoclimatology integrates information from a broad array of disciplines in the geosciences, ranging from stratigraphy, geomorphology, glaciology, paleoecology, paleobotany to geochemistry and geophysics, among others. The encyclopedia offers 230 informative articles written by over 200 well known international experts on numerous subjects, ranging from classical geological evidence to the latest research. The volume is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings, black-white and color photographs. Articles are arranged alphabetically, with extensive bibliographies and cross-references.

4. Holocaust Denial and the Law: A Comparative Study - by Robert Kahn 2004 ($55.41)

Dilemmas of Denial relates how courts in four countries (Canada, France, Germany, and the United States) resolved the issues posed by Holocaust-denial litigation. It also explores the controversy that arose in the United States when some student editors decided to run ads denying the Holocaust in college newspapers. The book concludes that a given country's resolution of these dilemmas turns on its specific legal traditions and historical experiences.

5. The Immaculate Deception: Bush Crime Family Exposed - by Russell S. Bowen 2000 ($10.36)

This is perhaps the most shocking book written this century about treason committed by the highest leaders within the U.S. Government. This disturbing and thought provoking expose, which few american know about, shows the truth about the drug running activities in behalf of the "secret" government". You will learn about the unsavory past of George Bush and his family, and well as the uncrupulous activities in which he has been involved.

When you read "The Immaculate Deception" subtitled "The Bush Crime Family Exposed", you will have to keep reminding yourself that you are NOT reading about George W. Bush, our current President. But, the information in this book about George H.W. Bush and his father Prescott Bush will make you look at today's "war on terrorism" and relationship with Iraq in an entirely different light, despite the fact that this book was written in the late 1980s--seemingly long before today's post 9/11 conflict(s).

You remember George Bush (Sr.) of "Read my lips! No new taxes!" fame. He was the Head of the CIA before he was President of the United States and a member of the Skull & Bones Club at Yale before that. He was also the Director of the U.S. "War on Terrorism" and "War on Drugs" at the same time, the only person to ever hold both jobs simultaneously.

This book describes senior George Bush's career and aspirations through the U.S. efforts in 1982-83 to BUILD UP IRAQ by supplying Saddam Hussein with weapons including chemicals needed to manufacture chemical weapons of mass destruction and how Hussein's power has been kept in place by U.S. policies "in order to be a perceived threat to Israel" (p. 92). It also describes George senior's role in the Bay of Pigs, the John F. Kennedy assassination, the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, the Martin Luther King assassination, the Iran hostages trade for weapons "deal", and the near assassination of Ronald Reagan.

In short, if you want to understand today's "War on Terrorism" and dealings with Iraq, Israel, the PLO, and Afghanistan, simply "follow the money". You'll find, as this book outlines, that most of it leads to the Bush family, in one form or another.

6. Why Do People Hate America? - by Ziauddin Sardar, Merryl Wyn Davies 2003 ($11.66)

The controversial bestseller that caused huge waves in the UK! The Independent calls it "required reading." Noam Chomsky says it "contains valuable information that we should know, over here, for our own good, and the world's." We call it our biggest book so far and will be backing it from day one with guaranteed co-op spending, a national publicity and review blitz, talk radio bookings, various retail sales aids including postcards, and of course the usual full court press on the Web and via email.
This is NOT just another 9/11 book: it is the book for those of us trying to understand why America-and Americans-are targets for hate. Many people do hate America, in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa, as well as in the Middle East. Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies explore the global impact of America's foreign policy and its corporate and cultural power, placing this unprecedented dominance in the context of America's own perception of itself. In doing so, they consider TV and the Hollywood machine as a mirror which reflects both the American Dream and the American Nightmare. Their analysis provides an important contribution to a debate which needs to be addressed by people of all nations, cultures, religions and political persuasions-and especially by Americans.
Described by The Times Higher Education Supplement as "packed with tightly argued points," the book is carefully researched and built to withstand the inevitable criticism that will be aimed at it. A book that some reviewers will love to hate and others will praise for its insights, it's guaranteed to cause a stir.

7. Encyclopedia of Exploration - by Carl Waldman 2004 ($181.92)

Grade 9 Up–Volume one of this set provides alphabetically arranged biographical profiles of more than 900 explorers. The straightforward entries move chronologically through each subject's life, covering key events and dates; a final paragraph summarizes the impact of the individual's work. Coverage includes astronauts, mountain climbers, and scholars who are not always found in books on this topic. Many entries are several paragraphs long, while some extend to three or four pages. Appendixes provide access by profession, region of exploration, nationality, and period. Black-and-white photographs and portraits of selected individuals are included along with reproductions of historical maps. The second volume has more than 60 maps grouped geographically and detailing hundreds of routes. Arrangement in this volume is alphabetical; many of the entries look at specific regions over time, while others address key concepts, such as geography and cartography or shipbuilding and exploration. Shorter articles define vehicles, tools, and geographic terms. A 100-page chronology is neatly laid out, with references to specific articles and regions. There are numerous cross-references throughout the set. While high school students engaged in in-depth research will appreciate this set, the extensive biographical coverage makes the first volume useful as a reference to slightly younger readers as well.

8. Archaeology, Ritual, Religion (Themes in Archaeology) - by Timothy Insoll 2004 ($95.95)

The archaeology of religion is a much neglected area, yet religious sites and artifacts constitute a major area of archaeological evidence. Timothy Insoll here presents an introductory statement on the archaeology of religion, examining what archaeology can tell us about religion, the problems of defining and theorizing religion in archaeology, and the methodology, or how to "do", the archaeology of religion.
This volume assesses religion and ritual through a range of examples from around the world and across time, including prehistoric religions, shamanism, African religions, death, landscape, and even food. Insoll also discusses the history of research and varying theories in this field before looking to future research directions. This book will be a valuable guide for students and archaeologists, and will initiate a major area of debate.

9. Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers: Comparative Studies in the Sociology of Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge - by David Turnbull 2000 ($98.55)

Science and technology have created many of the problems besetting us at the turn of the century, yet, paradoxically, we cannot address them without their assistance. This beautifully illustrated book takes a fresh approach to resolving the problems of progress and modernity by reframing science and technology.
In an eclectic and highly original study, Turnbull brings together a wide range of traditions as diverse as cathedral building, Micronesian navigation, cartography and turbulence research. He argues that all our differing ways of producing knowledge, including science, are messy, spatial and local. Every culture has its own ways of assembling local knowledge, thereby creating space through the linking of people, practices and places. The spaces we inhabit and assemblages we work with are not as homogeneous and coherent as our modernist perspectives have led us to believe-rather they are complex and heterogeneous motleys.

Professor Turnbull's particular speciality is the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. This is a controversial field, since some argue that science (Western techno-Science) is objective truth itself and therefore can not be a subject for sociology whose subject is people.

Turnbull shows that knowledge systems are always local human constructs. Masons building cathedrals without blueprints, Australian aborigines navigating across a trackless land through the dream-time, and western scientists engaged in turbulence research are a few of the examples of what he calls "knowledge spaces."

While this is a textbook-and a very radical and bold one at that-Turnbull is a very clear writer. This isn't jargon wars, and the material presented is truly fascinating.

David Turnbull evidently hails from down under. His excellent 1993 work "Maps are Territories: Science Is an Atlas" is available to us on thanks to the University of Chicago Press. (This book, with its beautiful "Fool's Cap" world map, is from Holland).

Turnbull argues for the validity and worth of all knowledge systems. We need science to deal with the problems science itself has created (nuclear waste, for example), but we need diversity of approach to deal with local problems and to understand what approaches other knowledge systems employ. Turnbull's examination of malaria vaccine research best demonstrates these issues.

It's hard to stay calm while writing this review 'cause the book was just so exciting. Reading "Maps Are Territories..." might prepare the cartographically inclined for this witty and way deep book.

10. The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory - by Brian Greene 1999 ($10.85)

The Elegant Universe is a book by Brian Greene published in 1999 which introduces string theory and provides a comprehensive though non-technical assessment of the theory and some of its shortcomings.


The book is divided into three themes in the following parts:

* Part I: The Edge of Knowledge
* Part II: The Dilemma of Space, Time, and the Quanta
* Part III: The Cosmic Symphony
* Part IV: String Theory and the Fabric of Spacetime
* Part V: Unification in the Twenty-First Century


Beginning with a brief consideration of classical physics, which concentrates on the major conflicts in physics, Greene establishes an historical context for string theory as a necessary means of integrating the probabilistic world of the standard model of particle physics and the deterministic Newtonian physics of the macroscopic world. Greene discusses the essential problem facing modern physics: unification of Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Greene suggests that string theory is the solution to these two conflicting approaches. Greene frequently uses analogies and thought experiments to provide a means for the layman to come to terms with the theory which has the potential to create a unified theory of physics.


The Elegant Universe was adapted for a three hour program in three parts for television broadcast in late 2003 on the PBS series NOVA.

* Einstein's Dream
* Strings The Thing
* Welcome To The 11th Dimension

11. Standard Handbook for Telescope Making - by Neale E. Howard 1984-02 ($14.42)

Another Great Book For Mirror Makers, August 4, 2008
When I got into making my 16" mirror in the 80's, though I had the book by Allyn J. Thompson, I wanted something more up to date. I'd thought of the Jean Texereau book but was scared away by the math (I've since learned it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be). So, I saw this book in Willmann Bell and ordered it. It was a real treat to get it as I was living in Spain at the time and books like this were not available in the base bookstore.

The book is very well laid out and informative. The instructions are simple and not overly technical. It was a real pleasure to have this book as a guide because it covered larger mirrors that the Thompson book didn't. It worked great until I got to the mirror testing part, and had trouble with the Focault testing because I was having problems with astigmatism. My mirror was quite thin, and I wasn't used to the extreme shadows I was seeing. A friend in Minneapolis St. Paul came to the rescue and sent me a Ronchi grating of the proper spacing. The lines on my mirror looked like a butterfly! No wonder the Focault shadows didn't look right! In that respect, the book didn't help, but once I got the lines straighter, the Focault method Howard outlines works just fine.

This book also has a lot of extra stuff that really came in handy when it came to making the scope after the mirror was done. Howard did a great job and this is another book to add to your library if you are at all interested in mirror making. Highly recommended.

12. Food: The Definitive Guide - by Tom Coultate, Jill Davies 1994 ($48.70)

This book is a definitive guide to food, nutrients and diet and sets out in a clear, concise manner everything needed to provide an in-depth introduction to the field. It provides a single point of reference and is an indispensable aid to all those studying food-related subjects.
Food: The Definitive Guide is unique in addressing both the key issues concerning diet and the scientific facts about the constituents of food. The book introduces the techniques of dietary self-evaluation and provides a listing of weights of food portions, with their nutrient content.
Food: The Definitive Guide is written in a highly readable manner and will appeal to students of home economics, catering, nutrition, dietetics, and food science and technology, as well as to lay persons with a healthy interest in what they eat.
It will also be of great value and interest to teachers, health professionals and those wanting to know about the scientific background to present day dietary advice.

13. The A-Z of Food Safety - by Jeremy Stranks 2007 ($29.60)

What is this book about? We currently live in an increasingly litigious society, and the legal and practical risks associated with food safety are becoming complex and significant areas of concern for health officers and food business owners. This book is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the field of study, fully up-to-date with all the latest developments in UK and European legislation. With an extensive topic-by-topic index format, this book will prove an accessible source of reference for all food-related queries. The author explains how best to conform to regulations and offers relevant practical advice under each topic heading. Who should read this book? Environmental health and trading standards officers, all sectors of the food production and retailing industry, the catering industry, the educational sector and other areas the public sector, students and academics, lawyers specialising in this area.

14. The Honest Money Gold And Silver Report - The New World Order

Contains material on the origins,founding,jesuits,louis the rich,lines of descent,,the family,bavarian illuminati,symbols,rothschild connection,carolingian empire,goals of the order,object of warship,the telling,and several other subjects,this biook is different thab the rest,really good

15. A Chronological History Of The C.F.R - BY Dennis Cuddy

In the mainline media, those who adhere to the position that there is some kind of

"conspiracy" pushing us towards a world government are virulently ridiculed. The standard
attack maintains that the so-called "New World Order" is the product of turn-of-the-century,
right-wing, bigoted, anti-semitic racists acting in the tradition of the long-debunked Protocols
of the Learned Elders of Zion, now promulgated by some Militias and other right-wing hate
The historical record does not support that position to any large degree but it has become the
mantra of the socialist left and their cronies, the media.
The term "New World Order" has been used thousands of times in this century by proponents
in high places of federalized world government. Some of those involved in this collaboration to
achieve world order have been Jewish. The preponderance are not, so it most definitely is not
a Jewish agenda.
For years, leaders in education, industry, the media, banking, etc., have promoted those with
the same Weltanschauung (world view) as theirs. Of course, someone might say that just
because individuals promote their friends doesn't constitute a conspiracy. That's true in the
usual sense. However, it does represent an "open conspiracy," as described by noted Fabian
Socialist H.G. Wells in The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution (1928).
In 1913, prior to the passage of the Federal Reserve Act President Wilson's The New Freedom
was published, in which he revealed:
"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me
privately. Some of the biggest men in the U. S., in the field of commerce and
manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know
that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so
interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above
their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
On November 21, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt wrote a letter to Col. Edward Mandell
House, President Woodrow Wilson's close advisor:
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in
the larger centers has owned the Government every since the days of Andrew
That there is such a thing as a cabal of power brokers who control government behind the
scenes has been detailed several times in this century by credible sources. Professor Carroll
Quigley was Bill Clinton's mentor at Georgetown University. President Clinton has publicly paid
homage to the influence Professor Quigley had on his life. In Quigley's magnum opus Tragedy
and Hope.

16. Illuminati Design And Symbolism In The Israeli Supreme Court Building

This report will shock and upset some; it is one I have put off for over 4 years. After struggling with it I have
decided now is the time to write it. Knowing it could be misunderstood as anti-Semitic. God forbid that I a Jew
should ever say or do anything that would be remotely considered as such, but I must admit this report does not
come easy for me. The fact still remains that an evil force has been put into place in Jerusalem and has spread
throughout Israel, in preparations for the end time and the seat of the anti-Christ. For if we are to believe that
the anti-Christ is to have his seat on the Temple Mount, then we must come to grips with some truths not being
preached today. One such truth is the foundation for such a move of the Devil must be underway even as we
speak if this is to happen. Or we simply are not in the end days. This report will prove that such a move is
underway and has been for quiet some time. It will be accepted by some and rejected by others, but that is the way it goes.
In this report I will use many pictures showing the establishment of the Illuminati and establish proof that there
has been a diabolical plot by those we refer to as the New World Order. Showing the architectural design of the
New Israeli Supreme Court Building designed and paid for by the Rothchilds reflex the presence of Free Masonry
and the Illuminati. I took all but one of the pictures you are about to see so I can assure that what you are
seeing is real and in place.
The same families who own and control the Federal Reserve and other major financial institutions have their eyes
set on the Temple Mount, and the Holy City of Jerusalem. Just as Scriptures say, the man who will be revealed as
the anti-Christ will sit in that place, before the appearance of the Jewish Messiah Yeshua HaMashiach, and many
will receive him as their messiah. Just actually how that will come about remains to be seen, but one thing I am
convinced of is that Holy men of God will not be the ones to rebuild the Temple, it will be the Illuminati. For God
would not send men to that place to perform blood sacrifices. His Son’s blood was the perfect sacrifice; there is
no need to shed the blood of dumb animals any longer. Yeshua did a perfect work, and it was finished. But He
will return and take control of the New Temple that I feel will be built soon. But before He will return this world
will have to get in such bad shape that the anti-Christ can be accepted by most as the savior who can bring
peace and order to the world. But then you know the rest of that story so lets go on. There are those who call themselves Jews but who are of the house of Satan. And many have found their way
into the Israeli Knesset.
Once again Yeshua will enter into that place, the Holy Mountain of God and cleanse it, but before that happens all
hell will break loose in Jerusalem and the world. So with all that said I will now show you some things that have
never been published before, for the few who are aware have been afraid to speak of it. So I ask you to pray
over this servant of God for protection as we go forth with these truths. These truths must be revealed in order
for the Body to know how close we are to the Second Coming of Yeshua Ha Masiach - Jesus the Messiah.
As this entire report will be built around the construction of this building order by the Rothchilds I should show
you a picture of the building. A friend of mine took this picture as he and his wife flew over the area a couple
years ago. The Supreme Court building sits on a plot of land opposite the Knesset and next to the Foreign
Ministry and the Central bank of Israel. It is important to keep in mind that it sits in line with the Knesset, for we
will be talking about Ley-Lines that cross under this pyramid running to the Knesset, with other ley-lines that
cross in perfect order to the center of Jerusalem and on to the Rockefellow Museum. Everything about this
building has been thought out to the very finest detail, and it is diabolical. The Devils plan has been put into
place before we ever had an idea of his plan. He knows his final battle will be here in Jerusalem.
The Engineers who were chosen for this job by the Rothschild’s were the grandson and granddaughter of
Ben-Zion Guine from Turkey who worked for Baron Rothschild, Ram Kurmi, born in Jerusalem in 1931, and Ada
Karmi-Melanede born in Tel-Aviv in 1936. For those who can make something out of the numbers. It was
important to the builder to have everything done according to the correct numbers. There were 1,000 sheets of
plans, 1,200 cement posts; they worked on the building for 3 years or 750 days. 20 workers each day, for
200,000 workdays, 250,000 building stones, each hand placed.

17. True Conspiracies, the Illuminati and One World Government - by Richard Hole 2001-2006

This is a detailed summary with
many conspiracies dealt with in a
relevantly short article. Many people
are not aware of the extent of current
problems. There are solutions and hope
offered, with simple ways to improve
life. We need to understand the dangers
and problems to avoid them and find
solutions. ?Most multinationals, politicians and
banks are controlled by a corrupt
system, with ties to one world
government initiators. Those with high
profits that don't benefit the needy are
almost certainly controlled by a corrupt
system. Only a few have escaped
corruption and care about poor people.
?There are many distractions that the
world system uses. Most people are
deceived that almost everyone must
seek paid work doing anything at all
and then spend most of their spare time
enjoying themselves. They are deceived
into doing many unnecessary things
such as educating themselves in things
that they don't really need to know,
making things look better than they
need to be, or buying unnecessary
possessions that take time to maintain.
Most people making excess money are
also participating in an excessive
amount of entertainment or recreation.
They also buy possessions that are
more expensive and with more features
than what they need. Therefore
multinationals are making the average
person poor and more vulnerable to
losing their property, and being taken
over by banks or multinationals.
Unnecessary borrowing and spending,
gives the powerful more power.
Instead, people should be encouraged
to freely help small businesses and poor
people, and should be a Godly
influence in the world.
?Banks and multinationals have
shares in many companies, including
the media. Therefore banks and
multinationals can control and dictate
the terms and the running of
companies. This works to ensure that
companies will give their alliance to the
banks and multinationals, and the
companies will openly support or, at
least, not oppose the banks and
multinationals philosophies, so that
public outrage will be minimized (7).
?Banks and multinationals have
shares and vested interests in each
other, so the promoting of each others
philosophies, and the forming of more
mergers are certain. The leading one
world government initiators have
shares in many banks and
multinationals (8). Their influence is
sure to lead to one world government

18. Illuminati Archaeology Goal: Destroying Biblical Authority - by Alpha Omega Report 2008

Editor's Note: This article is a reprint from the old version of The A-O Report and was originally published back in
October of 2003 when there was a great deal of publicity about the archaeological discovery reported about the James
Ossuary, the alleged burial box of the Apostle James, half-brother of Jesus Christ. A long-time reader of The A-O Report
recently e-mailed me asking if there was still a copy of it in the archives. There wasn't and in fact, I thought this article
was lost, but somehow, I managed to find it in my computer files saved before the switch over to the new system. I
thought it was worth posting again in the new A-O Report website format for interested readers.(A-O Newswire) -- The Illuminati has its fingers in every aspect of society and not just politics and media control. Its
powerful control extends to the educational system and of course, science. This explains the efforts to eliminate home-
schooling across the United States. It also explains why Seminaries, Protestant denominational leadership and the
Catholic Church's Bishops and Cardinals around the world and especially in the U.S.A. have become so ultra-liberal. One branch of the Illuminati has reportedly formed out of the Catholic Church, reportedly the Jesuit order. Special
Catholic Priest, Malachi Martin, an envoy to various Popes (and at one time the chief exorcist of the Vatican - for whom
the movie the Exorcist was based upon) admitted publicly (even in his books) that there was a satanic, antichrist group of
priests, bishops and cardinals within the Vatican. Martin predicted that the next Pope would be the Antichrist. So we see
the quiet, slippery tentacles of the Illuminati in all of religion including Christianity and Judaism, especially that element
called Kabalism. Kabalism is an "occultic" branch of Judaism purportedly developed by Solomon as part of his "wisdom." It includes key
elements of witchcraft including interacting with Satanic forces directly including praying and talking with them plus astrology, numerology and the making of spells, incantations and special "pharmacology," but that's not all. We also see
it in the sciences and education including archaeology and especially Biblical archaeology. The Illuminati has found that archaeology that involves aspects of the Bible can be most useful in helping to decimate
confidence in the historical and spiritual accuracy of the Bible. Putting doubts into people's minds regarding the
truthfulness of the Bible's key tenets, regarding salvation by grace through faith alone is at the very heart of the Illuminist


Is the Illuminati up to it’s old tricks by planning another major terrorist attack? As I surf the net it
appears that a number of conspiracy buffs have come out of the woodwork to say YES.
The date most likely for this attack to occur appears to be on 3/22/2006. These buffs claim that
whenever such an attack does finally occur, you can be sure that it will be blamed on the
Iranians, Syrians and Osama bin Laden. Such an attack in the USA may even trigger off a
declaration of martial law by President Bush, thus effectively transforming the USA into a police
state. This will of course be followed up by tactical nuclear strikes on targets in Iran and Syria
(possibly on the 4/4/2006). So in an attempt to “profile” the mind of the Illuminati, I thought I
would crunch out the numbers and see what gives.

In this article I examine whether there is any historical and numerical evidence backed by
deductive reasoning that may support a “terrorist” attack occurring on these dates. I am not a
conspiracy theorist - I only deal with the facts (in this case - numeric facts). The findings of this
report are quite disturbing, pointing to a world wide conspiracy against the sovereignty of nations
and thus against human civilization itself. This report just scratches the surface of this conspiracy
and no doubt there will be a full investigation carried out over the years ahead. No stone will be
left unturned this time around - no more cover-ups and no more lies !


Ilyou believe that a semi-secret organization can be
powerful enough to seize control ofAmerica and the
World is a crazy figment of a mad-mind and a BAD
JOKE-THINKAGAIN! ZOG is no myth; it is what
has become "reality". DISRAELI: "The world is
governed by very different personages, from what is
imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. "

In moving through this material referenced as a relationship
between Communists, Zionists, and World Controllers, it is im-
perative that you be offered repeated tales of history and insight
again and again to that which is confronting you.
Some of you will deny and denounce us for offering TRUTII--
for YOU do not yet understand your terrible plight--you have
been blinded and the intent is that you shall not see until too late
to act. That is YOUR choice, readers. You can turn away,
deny, denounce, cast stones, maim and kill in your denial--and it
will not change one iota of the truth of it.
You who think you are some kind of "Christian" are NOT.
You, worse, who think yourselves to be Judean Jews under the
rights of passage of God--ARE NOT! YOU ARE PEOPLE OF
TIlE Lffi! I cannot force you to SEE, much less understand that
which you see--but the insight will blast upon you as will the nu-
clear war coming down sooner than you can imagine.
It has been said, "KNOW TIlINE ENEMY!" Most of you
DENY you have an enemy while you wine and dine in your
collapsed society. You are actually now dying of the plagues
brought by man upon you--to depopulate and enslave your
world--and you haven't the foggiest notion WHO is your
destroyer. Even Dharma, who has written thousands upon
thousands of documents for me--finds it so elusive that only the
overall concept can be viewed in KNOWING. THAT is the
way of the adversary--TIIE KING OF CONFUSION AND

21. The Ancient Roots of Modern Science from the Babylonians to the Maya - by Dick Teresi 2002 ($8.90)

Did Nicolas Copernicus steal his notion that the earth orbited the sun from an Islamic astronomer who lived three centuries earlier? Dick Teresi's innovative history of science, explores the unheralded scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world -- Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others -- and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous heritage in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology.

The mathematical foundation of Western science is a gift from the Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Babylonians, and Maya. The ancient Egyptians developed the concept of the lowest common denominator, and they developed a fraction table that modern scholars estimate required 28,000 calculations to compile. The Babylonians developed the first written math and used a place-value number system. Our numerals, 0 through 9, were invented in ancient India; the Indians also boasted geometry, trigonometry, and a kind of calculus.

Planetary astronomy as well may have begun with the ancient Indians, who correctly identified the relative distances of the known planets from the sun, and knew the moon was nearer to the earth than the sun was. The Chinese observed, reported, dated, recorded, and interpreted eclipses between 1400 and 1200 b.c. Most of the names of our stars and constellations are Arabic. Arabs built the first observatories.

Five thousand years ago, the Sumerians said the earth was circular. In the sixth century, a Hindu astronomer taught that the daily rotation of the earth on its axis provided the rising and setting of the sun. Chinese and Arab scholars were the first to use fossils scientifically to trace earth's history.

Chinese alchemists realized that most physical substances were merely combinations of other substances, which could be mixed in different proportions. Islamic scholars are legendary for translating scientific texts of many languages into Arabic, a tradition that began with alchemical books. In the eleventh century, Avicenna of Persia divined that outward qualities of metals were of little value in classification, and he stressed internal structure, a notion anticipating Mendeleyev's periodic chart of elements.

22. Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines - by Jim Al-Khalili 1999 ($27.85)

The first part of the book deals with "space". The well-established use of 2d world helps the reader to cope with multidimensional spaces and the warping of space by mass. Already in chapter 3 (cosmology) the reader is confronted with the borders of secure scientific knowledge. A chapter about black holes concludes this part. The second part is devoted to "time", probably the most difficult part of the book. Entropy and the arrow of time are discussed, and the twin paradox is extensively introduced (finally a good description!). And what about time travel? Is is possible? Is there "only one universe" out there? I guess your personal imagination of a time machine looks like the one shown in the movie along the novel of H.G. Wells. Jim Al-Khalili's doesn't. This third part, "wormholes and time machines", is the most speculative. The underlying possible physics is nonetheless discussed with no trouble, stimulating the reader to go on. Finally, even the most advanced sting and membrane theories are discussed.

One might blame the author for the lack of scientific structure of the book. The clear separation of space and time (instead of discussing the 4-dim spacetime) is maintained throughout nearly its entire first part. However, this sacrifice of theoretical strictness will certainly be appreciated by the reader. I would have preferred a few more illustrations in the book to explain the eloquent discription.

Whether the book will be an account even for the "not-so-interested" layperson, has to be questioned. The easy language might nonetheless attract especially the younger generation. The "interested" layperson might also be a be puzzled by the many speculative elements of this book - in contrast to the "hard facts" that are usually subject of popular science books. But for all those who take interest in and enjoy to contemplate on what is possible in our nature - from both a scientific and philosophical standpoint - will find in Al-Khalili's book an entertaining and thorough description of modern physics.

23. Where God and Science Meet- by Patrick McNamara 2006

Spiritual practices, or awakenings, have an impact on brain, mind and personality. These changes are being scientifically predicted and proven. For example, studies show Buddhist priests and Franciscan nuns at the peak of religious feelings show a functional change in the lobes of their brain. Similar processes have been found in people with epilepsy, which Hippocrates called "the sacred disease." New research is showing that not only does a person's brain activity change in particular areas while that person is experiencing religious epiphany, but such events can be created for some people, even self-professed atheists, by stimulating various parts of the brain. In this far-reaching and novel set, experts from across the nation and around the world present evolutionary, neuroscientific, and psychological approaches to explaining and exploring religion, including the newest findings and evidence that have spurred the fledgling field of neurotheology. It is not the goal of neurotheology to prove or disprove the existence of God, but to understand the biology of spiritual experiences. Such experiences seem to exist outside time and space - caused by the brain for some reason losing its perception of a boundary between physical body and outside world - and could help explain other intangible events, such as altered states of consciousness, possessions, alien visitations, near-death experiences and out-of-body events. Understanding them - as well as how and why these abilities evolved in the brain - could also help us understand how religion contributes to survival of the human race. Eminent contributors to this set help us answer questions including: How does religion better our brain function? What is the difference between a religious person and a terrorist who kills in the name of religion? Is there one site or function in the brain necessary for religious experience?

24. Understanding Surveillance Technologies: Spy Devices, Their Origins & Applications - by Julie K. Petersen 2000 ($167.41)

This is the first comprehensive text to cover this fascinating field from origins to present-day practices. Secret agents are no longer the only people using spycams, radio beacons, and tiny audio listening devices called 'bugs.' Spy devices are now an important part of almost every investigation, office environment, phone system, traffic advisory, and newscast, and are being incorporated into consumer devices in almost every home in the developed world. Never before has it been so important to learn about these technologiges and understand how they can affect your life, your government, your children, and your work.

This book is designed to be modular so you can read it in any order. Select the chapters that interest you, and follow the corss-references to find out more about related topics. Learn how one-meter-resolution satellites can see into your back yard, or the industrial yard down the street; find out how search and rescue professionals find lost hikers and victims of natural disasters. Learn how forensic experts solve cases using chemicals, microscopes, and minute traces of fibers and blood. Discover the history and progress of DNA research and how a simple cheek swab can identify an adoptee's biological relatives or establish a deadbeat parent's financial responsibilities.

This text is an excellent introduction for beginning surveillance professionals, including surveillance consultants, forensic investigators, law enforcement agents, and military recruits. It can also serve as a text for political science, sociology, and graduate business courses, laying a foundation for further study and professional development.

The text is extensively illustrated with more than seven hundred photos, diagrams, and charts to clarify the concepts, illustrate how the technologies are used, and provide examples of actual surveillance devices. Coverage includes over 900 pages organized into 18 chapters that include

- Acoustic Surveillance
Audio, Infrasound, Ultrasound, and Sonar Surveillance
- Electomagnetic Surveillance
Radio, Radar, Infrared, Visual, Aerial, Ultraviolet, and X-Ray Surveillance
- Chemical/Biological Surveillance
- Biometrics, Animal, and Genetic (DNA) Surveillance
- Magnetic Surveillance
- Cryptologic Surveillance
- Computer Surveillance

In addition to practical information on products and applications, this book provides extensive histories and information on legal debates and political decisions related to surveillance, privacy, and the protection of individual freedoms.

Understanding Surveillance Technologies includes references for further study in each chapter, including carefully annotated lists of books, articles, journals, Web sites, and films. Each chapter has a glossary of common terms related to that specific subject area. For the emerging field of surveillance, professionals are predicting this reference will be the industry standard introductory text.

25. Operation Mind Control - by W.H Bowart 1978 ($128.99)

This was written by Richard Condon who wrote the novel [& from which the first movie titled] "The Manchurian Candidate."

CH 1. "The Crytptorian Candidate"
Discusses the concept of government mind control such as the use of drugs [including LSD], behavior modification, various frequency of sound, hypnosis and other "psycho-weapons." [Note: this book was published 2 years after both Watergate was exposed and also, the Senate's Church commitee had dredged up many ways the CIA had run afoul of the law & one part dealt with a subcommitee dealing with the MKULTRA scandal].

The author discusses how he came about to write this book & later put an ad in the mag "Soldier of Fortune" about possible military victims of gov't mind control. After sifting thru the alledgedly obvious cranks he further interwiewed those who had convincing stories. Bowart discusses the concept of possible Manchurian candidates.

CH. 2 "Only One Mind For My Country"
Discusses the case history of former Air Force "box pusher" [who scored very high in several aptitude tests]named David. David awakes in a hospital where doctors tell him he'd attempted suicide. He discusses later being involved in clandestine operations where for years he had no recall. At first all he recalled about his Vietnam experience is having fun at the beach with 2 other people & no military recall. Over time he recalls scenes that very much seem like the island scenes of the compound in the 2004 version of the movie "Manchurian Candidate." He believes the alledged "suicide attempt" [which he denies attempting] was put on record to discredit him should he later recall events.

CH. 3 "The Mind Laundry Myth"
Discusses the case hitory of Vietnam POW George E. Smith who was in the Green Berets. Also discussed is the concept of Korean/Red China/Communist "brainwashing" where the victim is broken down psychologically & once the mind is "empty" it is refilled with whatever the brainwasher wants. This is illustrated by the story of Francis Gary Powers [and others] who was allegedly "brainwashed" in Korea [others in Vietnam, Russia] Discussian of brainwashing techniques that the Communists use versus the Western Model [slow vs faster with adjunct of drugs, electoshock for example]

CH. 4 "Without Knowledge Or Consent"
Hypnotist George Estabrooks techniques of mind control thru OSS [later CIA] on unwitting soldiers & later US & other countries citizens. The various uses of hypnosis combined with uses of drugs or shock in some cases is discussed as how it is used in the concept of mind control tests on unwitting "volunteers." The "war" against Communism thru mind control now becomes "a private war within."

CH. 5 "Pain-Drug Hypnosis"
Various uses of drugs [barbituates, nonbarbituate sedatives, calmatives, amphetamines & finally "conscious expanding" LSD] use for mind control discussed. Abbie Hoffman & Timothy Leary's stories are discussed as are Sandoz lab's [where LSD was "discoverd" association with CIA. The heroin addiction of many Vietnam GI's and later the "voluntary" participation in the drug BZ[10 X stronger than LSD 25] by soldiers at Edgewood Arsenal. are discussed.

The government becomes more interested in not only the mind control of individuals but populations. Also, other biological weapons are discussed.

CH 6. "The Guinea Pig Army"
Discusses how in 1975 the public [tho in reality most news sources heavily censored this info or never reported it at all] learns of what was the MKULTRA files being destroyed & how well over 100 subprojects dealt with gov't research on citizens of the US [also at least one was in Canada {not mentioned here}: the story of Dr Ewen Camereon]

Richard Helms DCI of the CIA and the various MK projects including MKULTRA, MKSEARCH, BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, MKDELTA, etc are revealed but highly censored is discussed. A brief story about the California Medical Facility in Vacaville is discussed. Basically the CIA wanted to find out if & how it could control our minds.

CH 8. "The Mata Hari of Mind Control"
Discusses the story of CIA Mind Control story of "courier" Candy Jones.

CH 9. Discussion of of the CIA also mind controls their own. Discusses briefly Wild Bill Donovan of the OSS & the Dulles brothers and the concepts of the US cryptocracy & the military industrial complex & how these relate to mind control & the control the US gov't thru various types of propaganda and mis-& dis-information. The cryptocracy engages scientists to do covert research engage in covert control & create the ideal of national security to enslave the US citizens with "Operational Mind Control,the ultimate technology of secrecy and control."

CH 10. "Brave New World in a Skinner Box"
The cryptocracy meets behavior modification.

CH 11. "A School For Assassins"
The cryptocracy searches for the best killers: they look for the passive-aggressive types & desensitize them to gore & mayhem. Watson assists the cryptocracy with creating the model in a series of lectures. One of these experiments--Project Camelot--[the demise of Chile's President Salvadore Allende] is an example of creating such assassins who will kill on demand. [Allende was overthrown in a CIA sponsored coup who killed himself after his palace was set afire by recruited assassins.]

CH 12. "The Four Faces of a Zombie"
A trained "multiple zombie-state killer named Luis Castillo is discussed in one theory of the JFK assassination. The connection to the JFK is debatable but what was fascinating was the discussion of how the various zombie states were fleshed out with various word commands.

CH 13. "The Lone Nuts"
Discusses how accused killers Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, & James Earl Ray acted under various depths of hypnosis and/or truth serums is interesting/chilling. The CIA has fingerprints throughout this chapter as well.

CH 14. " The Ignored Confessions"
Jack Ruby, Dorothy Kilgallen [who interviwed Ruby in his cell] talk & die under cloudy circumstances as does Professor[former oswald friend & intelligence agent] George de Mohrenschildt's dies mysteriously & also after telling his story. de Morenschildt had also been subjected to mind control drugs and electric shock.[?]

CH 15. "Another Hypno-Patsy?"
M L King's death & cover-up.

CH 16. "Confession By Automatic Writing"
RFK's assassination by Sirhan Sirhan & the assassin's strange behavior following under hypnosis & alledged writings possibly planted in Sirhan's home?

CH 17 "The Patriotic Assassin"
First discusses how the word assassin came to be.Then how the NSA uses this model to create assassins with its black ops & how the CIA is the "whipping post" of the NSA. Chilling interview of how they use ultrasonic & electronic manipulation of the brain so the assassin remembers nothing unless cued by the handler. Discusses how Presidents will obey their handlers wishes or face the same as JFK.

CH 18. "Deep Probe"
Jose Delgado & electronic brain stimulation & his desire for a "psycho-civilised society." Remote control of the brain. Brain implants.

CH 19. "From Bionic Woman to Stimulated Cat"
Lincoln Lawrence & RHIC-EDOM: Radio Hypnotic Intra-Cerebral Control-Electronic Dissolution of Memory. The concept of sleeper assassins is discussed

CH 20. "The Engines of Security"
Summarizes the cryptocracies want/"need" to control the minds of society.
Some of the book is outdated but this book is often used as background in more recent works on the subject of mind control. The book is diificult to find & expect to pay even more than $100 for a copy in any condition. It took years to find one for a little more than half that price. The book is worth reading if you can find a copy of it. Hope this helps.

26. Maximize Your Brainpower: 1000 New Ways To Boost Your Mental Fitness - by Philip Carter & Ken Russell 1992

The latest book in the successful IQ Workout Series gives you the opportunity to test your mind to the full. We only use a tiny percentage of our potential brainpower, while the rest is locked away in the subconscious mind. Just as an athlete can improve performance by rigorous training, you too can become mentally fitter by using the workouts contained in this book. A set of brand new tests will push your mind to the limit, covering creativity, problem solving, memory, agility of mind and IQ tests. Also included is a hints section, as well as all the answers. You can either pit yourself against the clock, or try out the puzzles at your own pace.

Use this and other books in The IQ Workout Series as a fun and informative way of testing, assessing, and expanding your brainpower! These books are suitable for anyone from 18 to 80 who wants to put themselves to the test. Ken Russell and Philip Carter have written over 100 books on all aspects of testing, puzzles and crosswords.

27. A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars - By James Mullaney 2007 (18.53)

Both beginning/novice amateur astronomers (at the level of Astronomy and Night Sky magazine readers), as well as more advanced amateur astronomers (level of Sky & Telescope) will find this book invaluable and fascinating. Amateur astronomers are always contemplating the "next telescope up" and this will point the way to the most suitable instrument to which they should aspire. Similarly, those who are buying their first telescope – and these days not necessarily a low-cost one – will be able to compare and contrast different types and makes. Jim Mullaney is an astronomy writer, lecturer and consultant who has published more than 500 articles and five books: he has also been an editor for Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Star & Sky magazines. One of the contributors to Carl Sagan’s award-winning Cosmos PBS-Television series, his work has received recognition from such notables as Sir Arthur Clarke, Johnny Carson, Ray Bradbury, Dr. Wernher von Braun, and one of his former students – NASA scientist/astronaut Dr. Jay Apt. He is probably the ideal person to write this book, containing as it does a directory of instruments offered by all the major manufacturers. This exciting, upbeat new guide provides an extensive overview of binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand and model of such instruments on today’s market – truly an invaluable treasure-trov