- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Century; 1st Edition edition (30 Aug. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0712669531
- ISBN-13: 978-0712669535
- Package Dimensions: 23.4 x 14.7 x 2.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 76 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hunt For Zero Point Hardcover – 30 Aug 2001
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The nuclear bomb programme was the culmination of a huge, expensive research development project, so secret that even days before the explosion of the first bomb many people said it was impossible. But what if, at the same time, America had discovered another strand of technology that was even more powerful than atomic science, a weapon so powerful it needs no fuel to fly at 17000 miles per second? Defence journalist Nick Cook reveals a 50-year conspiracy to surpress a technology based on anti-gravity, way ahead of its time. Gravity control: technology that can cancel out the weight of objects or be transformed into engines that produce energy from nothing, promising safe, pollution-free power, limitless propulsion - and weapons potential, The US aerospace and defence industry announced in 1956 that it was on the brink of a great scientific discovery and that the breakthrough would come before the decade was out. But it never happened; the revolution died before it had begun. That was the official version of events.The truth, however, Cook maintains, is very different, and this book traces his 10-year investigation to prove that America cracked the gravity code and classified the technology at unheard of security levels. In his pursuit of the truth, he went to the heart of US aerospace development - a regime so secret it does not officially exist. Cook's trail took him eventually to Germany, searching out a repository of technical secrets buried 50 years earlier by the Nazis. There, among a cache of unofficial projects run by the SS and hidden by the Holocaust, he learned the secret of Zero Point.
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Gravity-control. Imagine it: technology that can cancel out the weight of objects or be transformed into engines that produce energy from nothing. Aircraft, trains, ships and cars no longer require fuel. Gravity-control promises safe, pollution-free power, infinite possibilities; limitless propulsion - and weapons potential.
In 1956, the US aerospace and defence industry announces it is on the brink of the greatest scientific discovery since the development of the atomic bomb. Gravity-control is within its reach. The breakthrough will come before the decade is out. But it never happens. The revolution dies before it has begun.
This is the official version. The truth, however, is very different.
The Hunt For Zero Point is the story of a ten-year investigation by award-winning defence journalist Nick Cook to prove that America cracked the gravity code and classified the technology at unheard of security levels. To seek out the truth, Cook knows he must journey to the heart of Americas black world of aerospace development a regime so secret it does not officially exist.
Picking a path through Americas most classified weapons programmes, Cook follows a trail of detection that takes him to Germany, hunting down a repository of technical secrets buried by the Nazis 50 years earlier. It is here, in amongst a cache of undocumented projects run by the SS and hidden by the crimes of the Holocaust, that he finally learns the secret of Zero Point.See all Product description
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As a criticism, I did not like how Nick had to almost apologise so often for thinking the unthinkable and going into conspiracy land. Mainstream science may not like it - but as Nick sort of admits and alludes to later on - that is where the real breakthroughs are made, before they get mainstreamed. This reputational risk issue is one of the biggest dampeners on scientific progress in my opinion.
While there were too many f words in there for my personal liking (only a handful in context) I feel that this book is worthy of 5 stars, for me at least, because it has answered so many questions for me, at this point in my life. Others may or may not feel the same impact.
If you are interested in exotic science, Nazi and American secret projects, triangular ufos etc, then this book will be interesting. However as Nick notes himself in relation to a chart on a wall in a military complex, "was that there for me to see?" I do wonder if this book contains any disinformation. But even if it does I found it a cracking read that took me 3 days as I immersed myself in every word.
Parts of it seemed a bit cloak and daggerish at times, but those explain themselves by the end.
So in summary, its a good read, and for me I was able to get a lot of valuable understandings and "ah-ha" moments from it.
Whatever your views on the subject matter: zero point energy, anti-gravity, Nazi atom bombs and stealth technology, and flying disks, Cook does a very thorough job of investigating. I am convinced that the Nazis were at least 10 years ahead of the allies in technology which could be weaponised. I believe is possible that they did develop the technologies Cook investigates, and I am certain the the USA, or "big business" has suppressed ANY technology which would remove oil as king. For anyone who thinks the US government could not keep something so important secret for so long, they managed it with stealth for 10 years and don't forget all the people who, despite the evidence, assert that the Holocaust did not happen. Excellent book whatever your personal opinions.
I disagree with author's thesis, but there is a trove of information in this book. Use it as a starting point, not as "the Truth".
I came upon the book cited as reference material for Chicago-based thriller writer James Rollins’ Black Order, which also named Johnjoe McFadden’s excellent Quantum Evolution – propounding that evolution is not random and that cells can make their own decisions to develop to their best advantage – as a further source for his exciting tale of old Nazi science on the rampage in the 21st century.
If you like these things, and I do, its a great read !
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