# cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down_arrow date read date added
The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
This was one of the most upsetting books I have ever read. Fifteen years of age, I approached Morris with a vague, general interest in animals, i.e. z ...more
Jan 1967
May 05, 2008
The Grand Design
I was given this book as a reward for helping a friend pick up and deliver newly purchased furniture. As is the case with most such gifts, I began to ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
They Knew Too Much about Flying Saucers
As ever, my old friend Mike Miley visited during the summer of 2002, the two of us heading off for the cabin near Lake Michigan with a suitcase full o ...more
Aug 2002
May 29, 2010
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Diamond's prior Guns, Germs & Steel addresses the reasons why some peoples in some areas of the world produced civilizations and others didn't. T ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
Encounters with Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians
I've read scores of books and articles about the UFO phenomena but none that I'd call charming. This book is charming enough to get around many of the ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
The Hidden History of the Human Race: Major Scientific Coverup Exposed
This, the condensed editon of Forbidden Archaeology, was a book brought along by Mike Miley during one of his visits from San Francisco to Chicago. It ...more
Aug 1997
Jan 29, 2010
PCs for Dummies
Upon the loss of my academic career I gave some time to studying PCs and Windows operating systems to the point that I was able to assemble a working ...more
Oct 1997
Feb 02, 2014
The Hynek UFO Report
When Northwestern opened its astronomical observatory on the western shore of Lake Michigan my dad, an undergraduate there before being drafted into t ...more
Jun 2002
Jun 01, 2010
Witnessed: The True Story of the Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions
Having previously read several books about the so-called alien abduction phenomenon, including Hopkin's own Intruders, I didn't expect much from this ...more
Nov 15, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
This book, as I recall, originated as an information guide for university students. Credibility being an issue, it was written and edited by a combina ...more
Oct 2004
Aug 15, 2010
Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions
The Diggers were an egalitarian, communistic movement in seventeenth century England, the bane of Roundheads and Royalists alike. Grinnell College had ...more
Feb 1971
Oct 31, 2008
Ancient Engineers: Technology & Invention from the Earliest Times to the Renaissance
This is an accessible history of ancient technology and engineering written for the general public by an author primarily known for his science fictio ...more
Sep 2006
Oct 22, 2010
UFO Religions
I write reviews for an academic journal dealing with the ancient world. Many--too many--of the books I receive for review are collections of essays, o ...more
Apr 02, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past
It is embarrassing to admit having read this monumental bestseller, but I did after having heard about it all over the place. Among the very many book ...more
Aug 1970
Jan 11, 2009
Entheogens and the Development of Culture: The Anthropology and Neurobiology of Ecstatic Experience
From whence the gods? This question and others like it led me to degrees in religion, psychology and philosophy as well as to four years at Union Theo ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Limits to Growth
This, with Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, and other books about human population growth and terrestrial resource depletion rates scared the shit out o ...more
Dec 1972
Mar 14, 2009
Montauk Revisited: Adventures in Synchronicity
I had heard some things about the Montauk experiments in my wide readings and video viewings of the weird. While Christmas shopping I found this book ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 26, 2010
Captured by Aliens: The Search for Life & Truth in a Very Large Universe
A friend gave me a gift card to the local used bookstore, Armadillo's Pillow, for my birthday. I used it to purchase for my niece, the long-time dance ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings the Hudson Valley UFO Sightings
This is not a fun book. If you want fun books about unidentified flying objects, they are easy to find. Many have much more outrageous stories to tell ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 09, 2008
Death and Personal Survival: The Evidence for Life After Death
Despite its merit of being serious and thoughtful, I didn't like this book because I'm prejudiced against notions of the perdurance of individual pers ...more
Dec 2002
Jun 06, 2010
Crystals And Crystal Growing
Until A.P. Chemistry in high school I still wanted to become some sort of scientist. The political outrage consequent upon the U.S. invasion of the Do ...more
Dec 1966
Sep 11, 2008
Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Evolution from Our Microbial Ancestors
Tom Miley, his older brother and I once shared an apartment in East Rogers Park, Chicago. Both the Miley brothers are, like myself, dissatisfied with ...more
Nov 2006
Oct 30, 2010
The Person: His Development Throughout the Life Cycle
Theodore Lidz' The Person, the subtitle of which was changed to avoid sexist implication in later editions, is a developmental psychology book written ...more
Jan 1976
May 03, 2008
The Population Bomb
Like many of my generation, I grew up expecting nuclear war or accident, to which fears were added those of civil collapse and environmental destructi ...more
Dec 1968
Mar 14, 2009
Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens
This is the book I took up with me when I spent a week up at Shimer College's old Waukegan, Illinois campus while being interviewed for a faculty posi ...more
Nov 1997
Feb 10, 2010
This is an excellent overview of the psychopharmacology, psychopathology, sociology, economics and politics of heroin--a real synoptic representation ...more
Apr 26, 2006
Oct 15, 2010
The Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature
This book is all over the place. It is presented as an overview of the extraordinary capacities exhibited by some humans and it does that, but it does ...more
Dec 1992
Sep 22, 2011
Final Warning: The Legacy of Chernobyl
The reading of this almost ten years after the events described and eight after publication is typical as I find most of my books in used book sales. ...more
Apr 27, 2006
Oct 16, 2010
Earth: An Alien Enterprise: The Shocking Truth Behind the Greatest Cover-up in Human History
This is not the book to start with if you're interested in UFOs, alien abductions, ancient astronauts and the like. On the one hand, author Good is si ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Alien Investigator: The Case Files of Britain's Leading UFO Detective
I'm currently staying at the Sonoma home of Michael Miley, a former writer for UFO Magazine who happens to be one of my oldest and dearest friends. He ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
Rss More books shelved as 'sciences' »
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8