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Saturday, July 04, 2015

The Top New Gear of Summer: Golfboard Water Bikes Electric Quadrofoil Speedboat E-Skateboard and More

Is futuristic "gear" the new trend in gadgets and inventions? Robb Report clues us in on the top new gear of summer, if you can afford it and have the time to enjoy it.

For stand-up golfers, check out the new golfboard that carries bag, clubs and player. It is a hit and already available at nearly 100 golf courses.

Have you ever dreamt of water-biking? We want a couple of these for the family!

A "quiet" electric "Quadrofoil" speedboat is straight out of tomorrow. 21 knots!

How about an electric skateboard that goes 20 mph and ranges 20 miles?

Who can resist a light designer kayak you fold up into the size of a college football tote bag? Take it with you!

Handcrafted standup paddleboards to keep you fit are at the same time also works of art. Take a look.

Climb the heights with a high end mountain bike made through cooperation of bicycle and automobile engineers.

Imagine a cast concrete no-warp billiard table or the same construct for table tennis. Weatherproof, at a cost.

Photograph it all with an innovative Leica Q that has great specifications but is nearly light as a feather.

Faster, lighter, better. That is the design-oriented but practical future of gear.

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Sky Earth Native America

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    ,
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.

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    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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