Description : Traces the origins and evolution of human beings, from the earliest prehistoric fossil record to the latest evidence based on genetic research.
Description : A clash of galactic empires, An ancient alliance in crisis and defeat, A desperate plan for survival, The Dawn of MAN In 50,000 BC the Reiign was an ancient race with a far-flung galactic empire when cave men roamed the earth. Their golden age spanned many millennia and brought their philosophy of peaceful co-existence and technological exchange to many sentient species and solar systems in their spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy. Their march towards universal self-determination was shattered by an invading menace from the Large Magellanic Cloud. The clash of equally ancient but diametrically opposed cultures left the Reiign, a race genetically cleansed of most aggressive tendencies for many thousands of years, facing annihilation. Desperate situations breed desperate measures A group of scientists escaped to the last frontier of the galaxy. In a last ditch attempt to save their empire and culture, they devised a stratagem to defeat the invaders. Their plan, a 50,000 year genetic breeding project, results in the creation of the perfect warrior, a biological construct bred for aggression and genetically optimized for war; a being sociologically conditioned to the shedding of blood on a mass scale, the ultimate killing machinethey created MAN!
Description : A great war has just ravaged the Pleiades galaxy, leaving two of its residents without a choice but to reside in a new solar system. The Annunaki, an aggressive species determined to become a galactic power, have taken residency on Nibiru. The more peaceful Eolusians have relocated to Mars. Now the two conflicting cultures must not only adapt to each other and their new worlds, but also find a way to survive. After it is discovered a nearby planet harbors essential resources, the Eolusians attempt to protect the planet while the Annunaki plot to take it over. In this gripping tale, two vastly different species face a final showdown for a planet vital to their continued existence as a new race arises amid an uncertain future.
Description : A guide to dinosaurs, each with a description of how, where, and when it lived, plus the latest information about its size, diet, and evolutionary significance.
Description : DR. PHILIP DERON is a twenty-first century scientist with a very unique personality and outlook on life, who volunteers as the subject of an experiment in suspended animation. He awakens three-and-half centuries in the future, where he is confronted with two societies at opposite ends of the sociological, economic and political spectrum: Terra and FWF. They both evolved from the ashes of a Last War, which brought mankind to the brink of extinction, and marked the transition of the Old Era into a New Era of technological wonders that can mediate benevolent as well as ominous social tools, habits and institutions. In Terra, Philip is confronted not only with this technological progress, but also with new customs, new values, and a totally new outlook on life. And, for the first time in his life, he falls in love. And not with just one, but with two enchanting Terran womenNina Faur, a psychologist, and Judy Bjork, a geneticistboth of whom reciprocate his feelings in a, to his Old Era mentality, most unorthodox manner. And just as he finally begins to cope with this, by the standards of his own times, most unusual and intriguing situation, he unwittingly becomes involved with a woman most exceptional even by Terran standardsAnita Brandt, a paranormal possessing extraordinary attributes and talents. Anita introduces Philip to Parapsychic Transcendentalisma school of thought which strives to realize mans spiritual potential by developing his latent psychic abilities, which enable mental mergers and empirically strive to establish the existence of a Cosmic Consciousness intrinsic in the writings of some Old Era philosophers and thinkers. Further stimulated by the inquiring minds of Anita, Nina and Judy, Philip launches into an investigation of other Terran transcendentalist movements. They reveal to him an entirely new world of philosophical ideas and scientific achievements that attempt to provide answers to questions that have preoccupied thinkers since the dawn of civilization. Having been brought up, however, in the Old Era, Philip realizes how vulnerable the ultra-pacifistic Terran civilization is to the aggressive tendencies of FWFthe only other country with which it shares the planet Earth since the Last War that has annihilated most of mankind. As opposed to Terra, in which the computer-assisted techniques of coordinated group decision making have eliminated the need for any form of government, FWF is ruled by an oligarchy that has mentally enslaved most of its population by taking advantage of the same technology that in Terra is used to liberate the human mind and stimulate the human spirit. Lulled into social inertia by mind-numbing Tri-Di shows and the psychologically addictive pleasures of Joy Capswhich induce states of ecstasy by the direct stimulation of brain centers as reward for efficiency at workthe FWF masses are the obedient subjects of their political and economic masters. Outraged by some of the manifestations of the subliminally induced mental and spiritual lethargy of these masses, Philip embarks on a risky and prolonged struggle to change the mentality and the social conditions prevalent in FWF. Ultimately, his confrontation with the FWF establishment endangers his life as well as that of Nina and Anitathe two courageous and exceptional Terran women with whom he had developed a most unusual and unique relationship. ON A MORE FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL, Dawn of the New Man is a novel about the aspirations of mankind, and about spiritual and social growth: the spiritual growth of its protagonist, Dr. Philip Deronan intelligent and highly educated scion of a superrich family, but largely a product of the contemporary Western social milieuinto a sensitive and empathetic member of the ethically and socially advanced Terran society, in which humanistic values are not just preached but also routinely practic