Pioneers of Modern Beekeeping is a collection of eleven classical works that will be useful to hobbyist and professional beekeepers alike. These books have been around for quite some time and, although there are some instances where better methods have been developed, most will be surprised to find out how much of this information is still in use, relevant, and regarded as the industry standard. Anyone interested in apiculture will find this resource invaluable in their quest to build a better bee-yard.
The book contains the following, with a live Table of Contents, over 100 images, and extensive internal links:
1. Langstroth’s Treatise on the Hive and the Honey-Bee, A Bee Keeper’s Manual, by Rev. L. L. Langstroth, 1853
2. Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained, by M. Quinby, 1853
3. Bee Hunting, by John R. Lockard, 1908
4. A Description of the Bar and Frame Hive, by W. Augustus Munn, Esq., 1844
5. New Observations on the Natural History of Bees, by Francis Huber, 1806
6. A Manual of Managing Bees, by John M. Weeks, 1837
7. The Poison of the Honey Bee, by C.W. Wolf, M.D., 1858
8. Bee Keeping, by Frank Benton, M.S., 1905
9. Texas Honey Plants, by C. E. Sanborn and E. E. Scholl, 1908
10. The Behavior of the Honeybee in Pollen Collecting, by D. B. Casteel, Ph. D., 1912
11. The Bee-Keeper’s Manual, by Henry Taylor, 1860
Buried Books of the Bible is a compilation of five classic books containing gospels and other writings that were suppressed by theologians in the past, and not included in most versions of the Christian Bible. The Table of Contents is extensively hyperlinked/active, and contains the following:
The Apocrypha, containing The First Book of Esdras, The Second Book of Esdras [sometimes Fourth Book of Ezra], The Greek Additions to Esther, The First Book of the Maccabees, The Second Book of the Maccabees, The Book of Tobit, The Book of Judith, The Wisdom of Solomon, The Book of Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus), The Book of Baruch, The Epistle (or letter) of Jeremiah, The Book of Susanna (in Daniel), The Prayer of Azariah, The Prayer of Manasseh, and Bel and the Dragon (in Daniel)
The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the Original New Testament, containing Mary, Protevangelion, I. Infancy, II. Infancy, Nicodemus, Christ and Abgarus, Laodiceans, Paul and Seneca, Acts of Paul and Thecla, I. Clement, II. Clement, Barnabas, Ephesians, Magnesians, Trallians, Romans, Philadelphians, Smyrnaeans, Polycarp, Philippians, I. Hermas—Visions, II. Hermas—Commands, and III. Hermas—Similitudes
The First Book of Adam and Eve,
The Gospel According to Peter,
and finally, The Book of Enoch
St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes examines the one-hundred and twelve Popes Saint Malachy has predicted would become pontiff, and the author has hypothesized who may be the next/last Pope, Peter the Roman. There are three possibilities, as he sees it, and they are described at the end with reasons why they may or may not be chosen. The book contains over one hundred images.
From the Introduction:
In writing this book, I have set out to neither glorify nor assassinate the character of St. Malachy. I have always held an interest in prophecy, conspiracy theories, esoteric knowledge, and politics and religion in general without letting it get the best of me, at least in most cases, and my sincere hope is that this book is no exception. You can find articles all over the internet about St. Malachy and his Prophecy of the Popes, but they always seem biased, favoring one side or the other. Pro-Malachy sites ignore the huge leaps of faith that one sometimes has to take to make a prophecy fit, while anti-Malachy sites, usually from pro-Catholic sources, ignore the bullseyes Malachy has struck. This assumes that St. Malachy wrote them in the first place, but that, like the possible motives of Peter the Roman, is for another writer. There is validity to the idea that all prophesies made between the time it was supposedly written and later published, a span of hundreds of years, are suspect. The anti-Malachy types will be quick to point this out, while conveniently ignoring the accurate predictions made after the document’s publication. This book is an attempt to meet somewhere in the middle.
Full disclosure: I was raised Catholic, but no longer consider myself one, so while I may have been indoctrinated with Catholic ritual and dogma, I don’t have a dog in this fight. I harbor no adoring love or smoldering hatred of the Catholic faith; it simply isn’t for me. One thing that carries over from my youth that you may notice, is that I can’t seem to type the words Catholic and Pope without capitalizing them. I don’t even know if I’m supposed to, but I certainly know what the old nuns that schooled me would have to say about that. They were knowledgeable about plenty of things, but they were superstitious and odd in others. It was a strange paradox to be educated by someone who could be a towering expert in mathematics, only to have that same nun-mathematician tell me that the devil lived inside my Bic pen. I never knew if she meant all Bic pens, or if my writings had convinced her that he resided in mine alone. If there was anything valuable to be learned, it taught me to question everything, so I suppose I should thank her… I didn’t go out of my way to polish the reputations of the Popes of old, nor have I searched for the most salacious things to say about them. Alright, sometimes I did. They were hardly infallible in their personal lives, and sometimes aspects of them are mentioned that you won’t hear about in Sunday school. I hope you enjoy the book, and my wish is that I can manage to occasionally put a smile on your face as you read about the “many tribulations” and the day when the “dreadful judge will judge his people”.
Update from the Author: The new Pope was chosen yesterday, and originally I thought it was a complete miss by St. Malachy, but was it? The new Pope’s last name is Bergoglio. Berg means mountain. Mountains are made of rock. Petrus is Latin for rock. Oglio is a river in Lombardy, Italy, and his parents came to Argentina from Italy. Perhaps Petrus Romanus wasn’t so far off after all, but I must admit I missed it when researching this book. The three cardinals I thought were contenders were wrong, as I was looking for one named Peter. Like many of St. Malachy’s predictions, this one is certainly obscure, but I suppose it remains to be seen if Bergoglio is the last Pope…
This is the controversial Internment and Resettlement Operations Field Manual. The book comes with an active/clickable Table of Contents, and the entire book is searchable. It contains all original images and tables. This publication is controversial because there is debate as to whether or not this manual is made to apply to American citizens. The publisher does not wish to take sides in this argument except to say that if this field manual wasn’t made to apply on American soil, there should be no need to include information about prisoner social security numbers or Posse Comitatus. Both are mentioned in the manual.
Here is the Table of Contents to give you an idea of the sort of things contained in this government publication:
Chapter 1 INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT AND THE OPERATIONAL
Chapter 2 INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE SPECTRUM OF OPERATIONS
Chapter 3 COMMAND AND STAFF ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Chapter 4 CAPTURE, INITIAL DETENTION, AND SCREENING
Chapter 5 DETAINEE OPERATIONS
Chapter 6 DETAINEE FACILITIES
Chapter 7 CONFINEMENT OF U.S. MILITARY PRISONERS
Chapter 8 REHABILITATION OF U.S. MILITARY PRISONERS AND DETAINEES
Chapter 9 PAROLE, TRANSFER, OR RELEASE OF U.S. MILITARY PRISONERS
Chapter 10 RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS
Appendix A METRIC CONVERSION CHART
Appendix B PRIMARY MILITARY POLICE UNITS INVOLVED WITH INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT
Appendix C CONTRACTOR SUPPORT
Appendix D THE APPLICATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS TO INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS
Appendix E AGENCIES CONCERNED WITH INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS
Appendix F SAMPLE FACILITY INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Appendix G INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT FORMS
Appendix H USE OF FORCE AND RIOT CONTROL MEASURES
Appendix I MEDICAL SUPPORT TO DETAINEE OPERATIONS
Appendix J FACILITY DESIGNS AND SUSTAINMENT CONSIDERATIONS
Appendix K PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT TO INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS
Appendix L GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING EVIDENCE
Appendix M BIOMETRICS
Appendix N FOREIGN CONFINEMENT OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM
This is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, in its entirety, with amendments. The extensive Table of Contents is active/hyperlinked from Title to Section, and has a quick jump area at the beginning of the book to enable you to jump to different Titles in the TOC. It contains information all Americans need to know about their health care.
On December 23, 1913, The Federal Reserve Act was enacted, creating and regulating the Federal Reserve System. It was signed into law by Woodrow Wilson. This is the complete text of US Code, Title 12, Chapter III, that governs the machinations of our Federal Reserve System, and has an active/hyperlinked Table of Contents.
There was some controversy when it was enacted that remains to this day. The Act was created to protect the economy from boom and bust economic cycles, and its efficacy has been questioned, along with the sincerity of the creators’ stated motives. Some have argued that the power to coin money has been stolen from the legislature and given to the Federal Reserve, and it has been argued that the power to control the American economy has been given to a cartel of banks. Theories abound, but read the text and decide for yourself.