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    Les gardiens
    Dolores Cannon

    From the French

    The demon haunted world: Science as a candle in the dark
    Carl Sagan


    Cosmic Connection
    Carl Sagan

     
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    Abduction, John E. Mack
    The Complete Yes Minister, Jonathan Lynn
    The seminal Yes Minister which changed my view of British politics.


    The secret life of trees, Colin Tudge
    Wonderful, just wonderful
     
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    Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully

    Many misconceptions, accepted 'facts' being derived from too few sources, human foibles and Hollywood have made the generally accepted historical account something less than accurate. These two did the deep dive and it's only going to be interesting to detail geeks, and yup, it was a damned good book.

    Here we have an historical account with hundreds of surviving witnesses and official records available by the library-full but somehow the real story got skewed for decades; this applies to other things equally well. UFOs for example. We tend to believe things that agree with what we want to hear (TTSA anyone?) and don't often like to go rolling around in the mud with detail - and to the extent that some do often inconvenient facts that don't fit into the desired picture are left out or minimized.
     
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    Passport to the Cosmos, John E. Mack
    The age of surveillance capitalism, S Zuboff
     
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    this book will leave you craving for just one more page!

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    This Amazingly Symmetrical World, L. Tarasov
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    Russia's USO Secrets by Paul Stonehill and Philip Mantle
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    The drawing of a USO rising from the ocean seems to show a field pulling and twisting the water below.
    It seems to have a point source but what field effect would produce that shape and twist?
    The Tic-Tac footage in the History channel's Unexplained does not feature similar, perhaps a different technology or perhaps it has been omitted?
     
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    Beyond: Our Future in Space by Chris Impey
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    NY Times
     
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    A wealth of knowledge contained within the pages of this book, there's heavy usage of 'colourful' and unique word-phrasing so remain steadfast when reading to open its secrets...The link is to the online version...

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    Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

    An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man.

    By G.I. Gurdjieff

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    I am just finishing up Ardy Sixkiller Clarke’s new book, “Space Age Indians.” It’s an excellent addition to her previous books on Native American Indian encounters with UFOs.
     
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    Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution by P. W. Singer
    Irresistibly sensationalist account of how we will use AI to kill each other with more efficiency.
    Believe consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence myself, so not too worried, but we might get world war 3
    "Now press any key"
    "Which one is that?"
     
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    The Killer of Pilgrims by Susanna Gregory. The story is set in Cambridge during the winter of 1358 with the usual rivalry between town and gown. A wealthy benefactor is found dead in the grounds. Then a yellow-haired thief strikes at the citizen and a feud begins between the colleges and hostels with pranks that start to get out of hand. I like the fact that Ms Gregory uses true historical figures as the characters of her plots and tries to keep them in the roles they occupied during their time.

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    Me, Elton John
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    If the Universe Is teeming with Aliens . . . where is everybody?, Stephen Webb
    Seventy-five solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the problem of extraterrestrial life
    A serious (with foreword by the Astronomer Royal) and engaging look at the arguments for and again each.
    An interesting read for for those of us considering joining the dark side of the hardened empiricists, with their experiments and twiddling knobs, in the belief that humanity is the best the universe can come up with.
     
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    Aliens, Jim+Al-Khalili
     
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