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Tropic of Cancer

By Henry Miller
  • ISBN Code: : 155584698X
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
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Henry Miller’s famously banned book is “a matter-of-fact celebration of chucking one’s dreary life and following your heart to Paris” (Richard Price). Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller’s masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller’s famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.”

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  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Henry Miller's monumental venture in self-revelation was begun with his Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, which on their American publication were hailed as "miraculous," "superb," "ribald," "brilliant," and "shamelessly shocking." Sexus is the first volume of a series called The Rosy Crucifixion, in which Miller completes his major life work. It was written in the United States during World War II, and first published in Paris in 1949. Of this remarkable project, Lawrence Durrell has said: "The completion of his seven-volume autobiography, if it fulfills the promise of what he has already given us, will put his name amongst the three or four great figures of the age."

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In 1930 Henry Miller moved from New York to Paris, leaving behind — at least temporarily — his tempestuous marriage to June Smith and a novel that had sprung from his anguish over her love affair with a mysterious woman named Jean Kronski. Begun in 1927, Crazy Cock is the story of Tony Bring, a struggling writer whose bourgeois inclinations collide with the disordered bohemianism of his much-beloved wife, Hildred, particularly when her lover, Vanya, comes to live with them in their already cramped Greenwich Village apartment. In a world swirling with violence, sex, and passion, the three struggle with their desires, inching ever nearer to insanity, each unable to break away from this dangerous and consuming love triangle.

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  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 0811221377
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Short Summary:

“A brilliant selection . . . it is in short a voyage of discovery, an adventure and this the log of that voyage in the life of a probing and powerful writer.” —Robert R. Kirsch, Los Angeles Times Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.

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  • Total of Pages : 607
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  • Pdf File: the-devil-at-large.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fearless, iconic poet, novelist, and feminist Erica Jong offers a fascinating in-depth appreciation of the controversial life and work of American literary giant Henry Miller Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer) and Erica Jong (Fear of Flying) are true literary soul mates. Both authors have been, in equal measure, lauded for their creative genius and maligned for their frank treatment of human sexuality. So who better than Erica Jong to offer an expert appraisal and appreciation of Henry Miller, the man and his art? At once a critical study, a biography, a memoir of a remarkable friendship, and a celebration of the life and work of the author whom Erica Jong compares to Whitman, The Devil at Large explores the peaks and valleys of Miller’s storied writing career. It examines his tumultuous relationships—including his doomed marriage to June Mansfield and his lifelong tenuous bond with his mother—and confirms his standing as a creative genius. Jong, a renowned feminist, courageously answers critics who accuse her subject of degrading women in his fiction, suggesting instead that he sought to demystify them by means of the “violent verbal magic of his books.” With grace, wit, warmth, and intelligence, Jong brings readers close to the man and his writing. There has never been a more incisive and insightful analysis of this exceptional American master. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 0811223159
  • Total of Pages : 384
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Book Short Summary:

This collection, first published by New Directions in 1939, contains a number of Henry Miller's most important shorter prose writings. They are taken from the Paris books Black Spring (1936) and Max and the White Phagocytes (1938) and were for the most part, written at about the satire time as Tropic of Capricorn—the period of Miller’s and Durrell’s life in the famous Villa Seurat in Paris. As is usual with Miller, these pieces cannot be tagged with the label of any given literary category. The unforgettable portrait of Max, the Paris drifter, and the probably-autobiographical Tailor Shop, are basically short stories, but even here the irrepressible vitality of Miller’s personality keeps breaking into the narrative. And in the critical and philosophical essays, the prose poems and surrealist fantasies, the travel sketches and scenarios, Miller’s passion for fiction, for telling the endless story of his extraordinary life, cannot be held down. Life, as no other modern author has lived it or can write it, bursts from these pages—the life of the mind and the body; of people, places and things; of ideas and the imagination.

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
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  • Total of Pages : 400
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Book Short Summary:

In the tradition of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, " this moving novel, filled with warmth, wit, and wisdom, is about a group of women who discover--over the course of 40 turbulent years--the nature of true friendship.

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  • Total of Pages : 448
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Book Code : 081122404X
  • Total of Pages : 304
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Book Short Summary:

"I always carry over 40,000 gold francs about with me in my belt. They weight about 40 pounds, and I am beginning to get dysentery from the load." A collection of stories and excerpts from longer works.

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By Henry Miller
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  • Total of Pages : 292
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Book Short Summary:

His stories and essays celebrate those rare individuals (famous and obscure) whose creative resilience and mere existence oppose the mechanization of minds and souls. In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like—to get to the roots of the American nature and experience. He set out on a journey that was to last three years, visiting many sections of the country and making friends of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the result of that odyssey.

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  • Publisher : Charco Press
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  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: havana-year-zero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It was as if we’d reached the minimum critical point of a mathematical curve. Imagine a parabola. Zero point down, at the bottom of an abyss. That’s how low we sank. The year is 1993. Cuba is at the height of the Special Period, a widespread economic crisis following the collapse of the Soviet bloc.For Julia, a mathematics lecturer who hates teaching, this is Year Zero: the lowest possible point. But a way out appears: the search for a missing document that will prove the telephone was invented in Havana, secure her reputation, and give Cuba a purpose once more. What begins as an investigation into scientific history becomes a tangle of sex, friendship, family legacies, and the intricacies of how people find ways to survive in a country at its lowest ebb.

Electrical Properties of Cells

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1489902481
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Nature
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Book Short Summary:

DeFelice presents this intricate subject in an easy-to-follow, stepwise fashion: he reviews the fundamentals of electricity; transfers those principles to a biological context; and expands the discussion to encompass the subject's practical dimensions. Clear definitions and intuitive descriptions characterize the presentation, which is complemented by over 150 drawings and graphs. Mathematics is kept to the minimum necessary. The text covers both excitable and non-excitable membranes and includes the plasma membrane as well as intracellular membranes. A unique, `electronics-made-simple' appendix, designed specifically for biologists, treats the operational amplifiers used in patch clamp, and other appendices offer solutions to equations and examples that illustrate principles.

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Book Short Summary:

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A collection of works spanning the entire career of great 20th-century American writer Henry Miller, edited and introduced by Lawrence Durrell. In 1958, when Henry Miller was elected to membership in the American Institute of Arts and Letters, the citation described him as: "The veteran author of many books whose originality and richness of technique are matched by the variety and daring of his subject matter. His boldness of approach and intense curiosity concerning man and nature are unequalled in the prose literature of our times." It is most fitting that this anthology of "the best" of Henry Miller should have been assembled by one of the first among Miller’s contemporaries to recognize his genius, the eminent British writer Lawrence Durrell. Drawing material from a dozen different books Durrell has traced the main line and principal themes of the "single, endless autobiography" which is Henry Miller’s life work. "I suspect," writes Durrell in his Introduction, "that Miller’s final place will be among those towering anomalies of authorship like Whitman or Blake who have left us, not simply works of art, but a corpus of ideas which motivate and influence a whole cultural pattern." Earlier, H. L. Mencken had said, "his is one of the most beautiful prose styles today," and the late Sir Herbert Read had written that "what makes Miller distinctive among modern writers is his ability to combine, without confusion, the aesthetic and prophetic functions." Included are stories, "portraits" of persons and places, philosophical essays, and aphorisms. For each selection Miller himself prepared a brief commentary which fits the piece into its place in his life story. This framework is supplemented by a chronology from Miller’s birth in 1891 up to the spring of 1959, a bibliography, and, as an appendix, an open letter to the Supreme Court of Norway written in protest of the ban on Sexus, a part of which appears in this volume.

Aller Retour New York: Essay (New Directions Revived Modern Classics)

By Henry Miller
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  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 0811223140
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Social Science
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Book Short Summary:

Aller Retour New York is truly vintage Henry Miller, written during his most creative period, between Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Aller Retour New York is truly vintage Henry Miller, written during his most creative period, between Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Miller always said that his best writing was in his letters, and this unbuttoned missive to his friend Alfred Perles is not only his longest (nearly 80 pages!) but his best—an exuberant, rambling, episodic, humorous account of his visit to New York in 1935 and return to Europe aboard a Dutch ship. Despite its high repute among Miller devotees, Aller Retour New York has never been easy to find. It was first brought out in Paris in 1935 in a limited edition, and a second edition, “Printed for Private Circulation Only,” was issued in the United States ten years later. It is now available in paperback as a Revived Modern Classic, with an introduction by George Wickes that illuminates the people and personal circumstances which inform Aller Retour New York.

Capricornia

By Xavier Herbert
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Book Code : 0730408876
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: capricornia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Spanning three generations, Capricornia tells the story of Australia's north. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians, of chance relationships that can form bonds for life, of dispossession, murder and betrayal. 'Capricornia will always be one of the greatest of Australian novels, a defining work in the search for what it is, or was, to be Australian.' Australian Book Review Spanning three generations, Capricornia tells the story of Australia's north. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians, of chance relationships that can form bonds for life, of dispossession, murder and betrayal. In 1904 the brothers Oscar and Mark Shillingsworth, clad in serge suits and bowler hats, arrive in Port Zodiac on the coast of Capricornia. they are clerks who have come from the south to join the Capricornian Government Service. Oscar prospers, and takes to his new life as a gentleman. Mark, however, is restless, and takes up with old Ned Krater, a trepang fisherman, who tells him tales of the sea and the islands, introduces him to drink, and boasts of his conquests of Aboriginal women - or 'Black Velvet', as they are called. But it is Mark's son, Norman, whose struggles to find a place in the world embody the complexities of Capricornia itself. 'My Capricornia is a hymn book written in adoration of Australia ... the Land of the Unshackled Southern Cross, the Australian earth itself, out of a passionate love of which alone can a true Australian Nation grow.' Xavier Herbert

Morgan the Travel

By Ronald D Morgan
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  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1800466900
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 393
  • Pdf File: morgan-the-travel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘Morgan the Travel’ is an autobiographical travel memoir tracing over 50 years of globetrotting, much of the time as a Tour Manager escorting groups of adventurous souls around the world. The anecdotes related reflect the myriad of adventures, cultures and colourful people who have crossed Ron’s path and enriched his knowledge and life

Nights of Love and Laughter

By Henry Miller
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787205371
  • Total of Pages : 131
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

America’s Most Unusual Writer... In this fascinating volume, devoted to the work of one of the most dynamic, controversial and unusual living American writers, you will find many eloquent and moving tales by Henry Miller, the author of Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and many other books. Miller’s frank and original expression of the most intimate thoughts and feelings of men and women, his unique style of writing and his acute observations on modern civilization have brought him international fame. Among the many eminent writers and critics who praise his work are T. S. Eliot, George Orwell, John Dos Passos, Aldous Huxley, Edmund Wilson, and H. L. Mencken. All who enjoy and appreciate good writing will find this brilliant collection of Miller’s stories a new and unforgettable reading experience. “His is one of the most beautiful styles today.”—H. L. Mencken “...a literary live wire.”—St. Louis Post Dispatch “Mr. Miller’s love goes out to the little people, men whom the world has never noticed.”—Nashville Tennessean

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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
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  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: henry-miller.pdf

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“In 1934 the city of Paris saw the birth of a book, published in English, which achieved instantaneous notoriety. Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer unfolded the adventures of a loquacious, free-wheeling, appallingly uninhibited American expatriate. But the rollicking eloquence, determined gusto, and explosive imagery of this modern Rabelais barely concealed the figure of a lonely American writer, thoroughly immersed in a legendary American situation.”—from the Introduction Baxter examines Miller’s relationship with his native land and with Europe through his writings and in the comments of his critics and friends, navigating through the inconsistencies and the evolution of his opinions as his experiences changed. Her insights offer a complex, nuanced evaluation of Miller as writer and as expatriate.

Map Reading Skills, Grades 5 - 8

By Myrl Shireman
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  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Book Code : 1580376657
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 253
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Get your GPS going with students in grades 5–8 using Map Reading Skills! The activities in this 80-page book provide students with ample opportunities to practice and apply map skills. Map and diagram exercises and hands-on activities reinforce skills. This book includes reproducible maps and a special section on GPS and its uses, and it highlights essential vocabulary in bold. The book aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.

Media Scandals

By Alan Bisbort
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313347662
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 740
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This fascinating volume offers an overview of the most influential and notorious media scandals, from newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger's groundbreaking 1735 trial for printing and publishing false, scandalous, malicious and seditious statements to Dr. Phil McGraw's 2008 thwarted attempt to force his television cameras inside Britney Spears' hospital room, from the attempts to ban literature by the likes of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Henry Miller, and Allen Ginsberg to the excesses of gossip mongers like Walter Winchell, Hedda Hopper, Geraldo Rivera, and Matt Drudge. It delves into the tabloid press and walks through the minefields of political opinion shapers, the shouters, the muckrakers and whistleblowers. America's obsession with scandal-and the media's boundless capacity to report and sometimes even create it-did not start with O.J. Simpson, Rush Limbaugh, or Britney Spears. It was ingrained in the fabric of our nation even before Paul Revere made his famous ride. Indeed, our media's cherished right to free expression was hard-won and is now protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but it comes with responsibilities and is fraught with peril. The tension between the two forces of free expression and permissible subject matter has, throughout American history, caused media scandals-public outcries, legal proceedings, denunciations, violence and, in the case of Salman Rushdie's 1988 novel IThe Satanic Verses deaths. The early battles by the print media-newspapers, magazines, books-over censorship, book banning, book burning, obscenity, blasphemy and libel set the groundwork for even greater battles as the media expanded into radio, television and the Internet. This fascinating volume offers an overview of the most influential and notorious media scandals, from newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger's groundbreaking 1735 trial for printing and publishing false, scandalous, malicious and seditious statements to Dr. Phil McGraw's 2008 thwarted attempt to force his television cameras inside Britney Spears' hospital room, from the attempts to ban literature by the likes of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Henry Miller, and Allen Ginsberg to the excesses of gossip mongers like Walter Winchell, Hedda Hopper, Geraldo Rivera, and Matt Drudge. It delves into the tabloid press and walks through the minefields of political opinion shapers, the shouters, the muckrakers and whistleblowers. Media Scandals examines this fascinating, troubled and sometimes inspiring subject from two different perspectives. First, through its recurrent themes, which reach across all media: politics; censorship; race and religion; sex and morals. The second half of the volume then examines each industry in more detail: book publishing; newspapers and magazines; radio and television, and the Internet. Augmenting this invaluable resource is a detailed timeline to help students put the wide-ranging scandals into historical perspective, and a thorough bibliography to encourage further research.

UPSSSC Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) Exam | 1000 Solved Questions By EduGorilla Prep Experts (English Edition)

By EduGorilla Prep Experts
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  • Publisher : EduGorilla Community Pvt. Ltd.
  • Book Code : 9390893658
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: upsssc-preliminary-eligibility-test.pdf

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• Best Selling Book in English Edition for UPSSSC Preliminary Eligibility Test with objective-type questions as per the latest syllabus. • Compare your performance with other students using Smart Answer Sheets in EduGorilla’s UPSSSC Preliminary Eligibility Test Practice Kit. • UPSSSC Preliminary Eligibility Test Preparation Kit comes with 10 Mock Tests with the best quality content. • Increase your chances of selection by 14 times. • The UPSSSC Preliminary Eligibility Test Sample Kit is created as per the latest syllabus given by Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC). • UPSSSC Preliminary Eligibility Test Prep Kit comes with well-structured and detailed Solutions of each and every question. Easily Understand the concepts. • Clear exam with good grades using thoroughly Researched Content by experts. • Get Free Access to Unlimited Online Preparation for One Month by reviewing the product. • Raise a query regarding a solution and get it resolved within 24 Hours. Why EduGorilla? • The Trust of 2 Crore+ Students and Teachers. • Covers 1300+ Exams. • Awarded by Youth4Work, Silicon India, LBS Group, etc. • Featured in: The Hindu, India Today, Financial Express, etc. • Multidisciplinary Exam Preparation. • Also provides Online Test Series and Mock Interviews.

Illustrating the Phaenomena

By Elly Dekker
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191642193
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Science
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  • Pdf File: illustrating-the-phaenomena.pdf

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The introduction of the moving sphere as a model for understanding the celestial phenomena caused a great breakthrough in scientific thinking about the structure of the world. It provided the momentum for making celestial globes and mapping the stars. Celestial globes were produced first by Greek astronomers, and soon became greatly appreciated in antiquity as decorative objects (3 antique globes). The design and construction of the globe varied greatly as it passed through the Arabic (10 scientific globes made before 1500) and Medieval European cultures (3 scientific globes made before 1500). It was the starting-point for the design of many maps in antiquity and later in the Middle Ages (33) serving to illustrate books such as Aratus's Phaenomena. In the early fifteenth century scientific celestial maps (5) were constructed in their own right, independent of globes. In this book all extant celestial maps and globes made before 1500 are described and analysed in detail. This prestigious study will appeal to academic historians of science and astronomy, and art historians alike.

Atlantis beneath the Ice

By Rand Flem-Ath,Rose Flem-Ath
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1591438950
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 248
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Scientific and mythological evidence that Antarctica was once Atlantis • Reveals how the earth’s crust shifted in 9600 BCE, dragging Atlantis into the polar zone beneath miles of Antarctic ice • Examines ancient yet highly accurate maps, including the Piri Reis map of 1513, which reveals a pre-glacial Antarctica • Shows how myths of floods and disaster from around the world all point to a common source In this completely revised and expanded edition of When the Sky Fell, Rand and Rose Flem-Ath show that 12,000 years ago vast areas of Antarctica were free from ice and home to the kingdom of Atlantis, a proposition that also elegantly solves the mysteries of ice ages and mass extinctions, the simultaneous worldwide rise of agriculture, and the source of devastating prehistoric climate change. Expanding upon Charles Hapgood’s theory of earth crust displacement, which was championed by Albert Einstein, they examine ancient yet highly accurate world maps, including the Piri Reis map of 1513, and show how the earth’s crust shifted in 9600 BCE, dragging Atlantis into the polar zone where it now lies beneath miles of Antarctic ice. From the Cherokee, Haida, and Okanagan of North America to the earliest records of Egypt, Iran, Mexico, and Japan, they reveal that ancient myths of floods, lost island paradises, and visits from advanced godlike peoples from all corners of the globe all point to the same worldwide catastrophe that resulted in Atlantis’s demise. The authors explain how the remaining Atlanteans, amid massive earthquakes and epic floods, evacuated and spread throughout the world, resulting in the birth of the first known civilizations. Including rare material from the archives of Charles Hapgood, Albert Einstein, and Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Flem-Aths explain how an earth crust displacement could happen again in the future, perhaps in correspondence with high solar activity. With new scientific, genetic, and linguistic evidence in support of Antarctica as the location of long-lost Atlantis, this updated edition convincingly shows that Atlantis was not swallowed by the sea but was entombed beneath miles of polar ice.

Geography Quiz Book

By Sachin Singhal
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 9788188322114
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 393
  • Pdf File: geography-quiz-book.pdf

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