Peter Tompkins


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in Athens, Georgia, The United States
April 19, 1919

Died
January 24, 2007

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Peter Tompkins was an American journalist, World War II spy, and best-selling author.
His best known and most influential books include The Secret Life of Plants, published in 1973, Secrets of the Great Pyramid, reprinted in paperback in 1997, and Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids, published in 1976. He is the father of author Ptolemy Tompkins.

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The Secret Life of Plants: ...

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4.04 avg rating — 2,355 ratings — published 1973 — 41 editions
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Secrets of the Soil: New So...

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Secrets of the Great Pyrami...

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The Secret Life of Nature: ...

3.97 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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The Magic of Obelisks

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The Murder of Admiral Darla...

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Press One For Murder

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A Spy in Rome

4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1962 — 6 editions
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The Eunuch and the Virgin: ...

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More books by Peter Tompkins…
“[children]can thus learn the art of loving and know truly that when they think a thought they release a tremendous power or force in space.”
Peter Tompkins

“A job pays you for what the role/designation does rather than for what you can do, which is why the compensation it pays doesn’t justify your capabilities.”
Peter Tompkins, The Secret Life Of Plants

“The conclusion that the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom were acquainted with both the Fibonacci series and the Golden Section, says Stecchini, is so startling in relation to current assumptions about the level of Egyptian mathematics that it could hardly have been accepted on the basis of Herodotus' statement alone, or on the fact that the phi [golden] proportion happens to be incorporated in the Great Pyramid.

But the many measurements made by Professor Jean Philippe Lauer, says Stecchini, definitely prove the occurrence of the Golden Section throughout the architecture of the Old Kingdom.... Schwaller de Lubicz also found graphic evidence that the pharonic Egyptians had worked out a direct relation between pi and phi in that pi = phi^2 x 6/5.”
Peter Tompkins, Secrets of the Great Pyramid: Two Thousand Years of Adventures & Discoveries Surrounding the Mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Cheops

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