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Secrets of Cold War Technology: Project Haarp and Beyond Paperback – May 1, 2000
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Editorial mistakes aside, this book provides a detailed and truthful history of wave and impulse technologies and weapons tested or employed by industry and/or military between the late 19th century and today.
The first chapters provide accounts of Nikola Tesla's aetheric energy/impulse experiments of the late 1800s. There's enough information here to bore anybody with a physics or engineering background (unlike myself), but it's a neccessary introduction to the remainder of the book. Consipracy theories regarding wave-based mind control and communications "blackout" technologies are clarified or disproved, and the frightful capabilities of real EMP and ray weapons are revealed. The last few chapters discussing HAARP/IRI and related projects are brief but informative; I expected much more information based on the title. A thorough bibliography which cites patent information is included to support the author's statements.
The book has its shortcomings, but to discuss the topics and projects covered in the text in greater scientific detail would require hundreds of additional pages. I recommend this book to anybody with an amateur interest in Cold War weapons technology, and as an introduction to Teslian technology and the history of wave radio.
I agree that typos might be edited out, especially with Amazon's one-off technology. However, the wealth of information and depth of understanding in this book deserve 5 stars, with or without the typos. If you want to gain an understanding that reaches beyond electron based science this book is a must.
I see the negative reviews as just empty bashing to run down the number of stars to discourage readers. In addition to being good science, it is also a very exciting and engaging story. Don't miss it.
According to Mr. Vassilatos, every technology in use is a pale imitation of, failed attempt at, or based upon a Teslian patent. I was surprised when fire wasn't included as an invention of Tesla's.
There are whole chapters which read as if a second author wrote them. Ghost writers aren't bad, but these chapters didn't fit.
The editing is THE WORST I have ever seen (I read over 30 books a year). The author is redundant in handling the material. The book could easily have been 50-100 pages shorter and still covered all the discussions. Misspelled words were so common, they shattered what continuity the story did have. If I was the author, I would be mad as hell at the way this book was published. As a reader, I am never going to buy another book published by Adventures Unlimited Press, assuming the text mistakes are theirs.
I liked the info about Tesla and the included bibliography.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of info about Tesla's work in the USA. Only 10 pages about Project Haarp and cold war technology. Should have been titled "Secrets of Tesla's Radiant Energy research". Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Norman L. Silliman
First chapters are about Tesla vs Marconi fight. Sorry but I've never been so deep interested in Marconi's life so I can't compare him with that huge cience man called Tesla. Read morePublished on October 17, 2003 by Marco De La Cuadra