He does an analysis of the day-to-day lives of traditional societies (most specifically, hunter/gatherer and simple farming societies in the Amazon forest and New Guinea) and how they raise children, interact with other tribes, cook, war, care for the elderly, and live day-to-day. There are some fascinating, down-to-earth comparisons of life among modern-day humans in a first-world society, and people who were only just "contacted" by modern humans in the past century (New Guinea highlanders had no idea another world existed until about 1938 when Australians flew over, discovered that a population as dense as Holland existed, and hiked in to make contact). There are still some Amazonian tribes who have never been contacted by the outside world, but who have seen planes fly over and so ostensibly know something else is out there.
That's pretty intense man.
I find it difficult to read stuff like this, just because I'd want a visual besides what my mind's eye creates for me. THis would sound like an awesome documentary.
Ten thousand years ago, a single alien super-ship survived a desperate battle. The vessel's dying crew set the AI on automatic to defend the smashed rubble of their planet. Legend has it the faithful ship continues to patrol the empty battlefield, obeying its last order throughout the lonely centuries.
In the here and now, Earth needs a miracle. Out of the Beyond invade the New Men, stronger, faster and smarter than the old. Their superior warships and advanced technology destroy every fleet sent to stop them. Their spies have infiltrated the government and traitors plague Earth’s military.
Captain Maddox of Star Watch Intelligence wonders if the ancient legend could be true. Would such an old starship be able to face the technology of the New Men?
On the run from killers, Maddox searches for a group of talented misfits. He seeks Keith Maker, a drunken ex-strikefighter ace, Doctor Dana Rich the clone thief stuck on a prison planet and Lieutenant Valerie Noonan, the only person to have faced the New Men in battle and survived to tell about it.
Maddox has to find a place hidden in the Beyond and bring back a ship no one can enter. If he fails, the New Men will replace the old. If he succeeds, humanity might just have a fighting chance…
Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. ...
Seems cool. How far along are you, and how is it?
According to my phone.. I've got 10 minutes left in the audiobook. Wow.. didn't realize I was that close to being done. I gotta ready my mind for my review on Goodreads.
So I guess I'll be updating this soon about what I'm reading next.
I loved this book. Everyonce in a while, I enjoy taking a walk ... (no pun) away from creatures and aliens. This book does that, and only gives a brief post-apoc. You'll love the main character as he wakes up in a disaster that is post-earthquake Cali. Finds some "interesting " folks along the way back home to his wife.
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In ASSASSIN'S CODE, the fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger series, Joe Ledger and the DMS go on a relentless chase to stop an ancient order of killers from plunging the entire world into Holy War.
When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.
I told you about the first book One Second After, which tells a riveting story about a small family who is minding their own one day when an EMP strikes in several places across the US, killing our power grid. Like most of the books I read (sans the Joe Ledger series) this too is a post-apoc in a way. Everything was fine... at first. But once folks went a week without electricity and food started to spoil... it was every man for themeselves.
This takes place... you guessed it, a year after the bomb goes off. We start to find out new details about who was responsible, as well as getting an update on the family of the main protagonist.
Eddie: Yo. Check this. I now claim to be a chick. So get up off my nuts with your harassment, cause it ain't cool harassing a chick with a dick!
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Saska: Congrats on coming out Eddie. Takes a lot of courage to do that. It was obvious to many of us for a long time, but you needed to be the one to take that final step yourself.
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