Thursday, July 25, 2019

Author Event with Nick Redfern Next Weekend!

Join Cosimo author Nick Redfern at the UFO Hub Lecture Series on August 3rd in Eureka Springs Arizona! 

Nick Redfern is the author of more than twenty books and will be speaking on UFOs and cover ups in his lecture titled, "Area 51: The Revealing Truth of UFOs, Secret Aircraft, Cover-Ups and Conspiracies."
For more information on tickets, accommodations, and workshops, please visit ufohub.net.


About Nick Redfern
Researcher Nick Redfern discovered that the British government has been tracking UFOs since 1947. The Ministry of Defence has documented and investigated hundreds of Royal Air Force, police, and public encounters with UFOs. But it has never acknowledged these activities and has deliberately prevented its citizens from discovering these UFO encounters. But according to Redfern, this conspiracy of silence is cracking. After decades of cover-up the truth can finally be told: UFOs are real and the British government knows it.









Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July Quote of the Month: "Roswell: How many more lies will the Air Force circulate before we learn the truth?"

"Roswell: How many more lies will the Air Force circulate before we learn the truth?" 
- Stanton Friedman

Continuing our month of all things UFOs, space travel, and moon landings, we are highlighting The Roswell Reports from our Quote of the Month for July!

Colonel Richard L. Weaver and First Lieutenant James McAndrew, at the request of Congressional Representative Steven Schiff (R-NM), sifted through old reports in order to explain the events that occurred in July 1947, which became known as the Roswell Incident. Included in the report are references to Air Force experiments conducted at the time of the crash landing that could account for the debris discovered and investigated.

Case Closed includes further analysis and discussion of the events. The Foreword explains, "Our objective throughout this inquiry has been simple and consistent: to find all the facts and bring them to light. If documents were classified, declassify them; where they were dispersed, bring them into a single source for public review."

These reports, originally published in 1995 and 1997 respectively, include an all-new introduction from UFO-expert Stanton Friedman. The U.S. Air Force is the aviation branch of the United States military. The headquarters of this branch authorized several research projects on the origin and existence of UFOs and published multiple reports of their findings from the 1950s through the 1980s. It is still the subject of speculation today whether the U.S. Air Force is responsible for a large-scale cover-up of UFO and extraterrestrial evidence.

The Roswell Reports are both available in paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

July Series of the Month: An Essay on the Principle of Population

In honor of the 117th anniversary of the founding of US Census Bureau, we are showcasing An Essay on the Principle of Population as our Series of the Month.

Around 1796, Mr. Malthus, an English gentleman, had finished reading a book that confidently predicted human life would continue to grow richer, more comfortable and more secure, and that nothing could stop the march of progress. He discussed this theme with his son, Thomas, and Thomas ardently disagreed with both his father and the book he had been reading, along with the entire idea of unending human progress. Mr. Malthus suggested that he write down his objections so that they could discuss them point-by-point. Not long after, Thomas returned with a rather long essay. His father was so impressed that he urged his son to have it published. And so, in 1798, appeared An Essay on Population. Though it was attacked at the time and ridiculed for many years afterward, it has remained one of the most influential works in the English language on the general checks and balances of the world's population and its necessary control. Originally two volumes, it is presented here in an omnibus edition.

Though it was attacked at the time and ridiculed for many years afterward, it has remained one of the most influential works in the English language on the general checks and balances of the world's population and its necessary control. This is a replica of the 1826 sixth edition. 

About the Author
Thomas Robert Mamthus (1766-1834) was educated at Jesus College in Cambridge. In 1798, he was curate at Albury in Surrey, and became a Professor of History and Political Economy at Haileybury College, 1805. 

The paperback retail list price for this series is: $29.98  but now our price is: $24.99 (you save $4.99 or a 17 percent discount) and free shipping.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

IONS 2019 Conference this Weekend

Register now for the 2019 IONS Conference: The Possibility Accelerator! 

Happening this weekend, July 18 - 21 in Santa Clara, CA on the 50th anniversary of the moon walk. 

Join leaders in the industry and listen to presentations on astrophysics, molecular biology, consciousness, and technology. Learn from speakers such as Deepak Chopra, Adam M. Curry, Loren Carpenter and many, many more! 

More information on tickets, volunteering, and workshops can be found here

Edgar D. Mitchell, the author of our Book of the Month, was the founder of IONS, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, as well as a former Apollo astronaut, and a Navy Captain. Among his many degrees are four honorary doctorates and a ScD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. In July we remember Apollo 11, and all Apollo missions, as America celebrates the 50th anniversary of, “One giant leap for mankind.






Thursday, July 11, 2019

July Book of the Month: Psychic Exploration by Edgar D. Mitchell

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this summer, we are celebrating Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell and his book, Psychic Exploration, A Challenge for Science as our July Book of the Month!

Published originally in 1974, it is considered a cornerstone to psychic research, life’s purpose, and the meaning of the universe. This book was compiled by Edgar D. MitchellApollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, edited by John White with a host of renowned scientists covering consciousness, parapsychology, and telepathy like Willis W. HarmanJean HoustonStanley Krippner, Robert Masters, William G. RollRussell TargCharles T. Tart, Montague Ullman, and more. This reprint edition contains a new introduction by Dean Radin, senior scientist with IONS, and Marilyn Schlitz, former IONS president.  

This landmark anthology of nearly thirty chapters on every area of psychic research is finally available again. Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and moonwalker, as well as a distinguished researcher of the study of human consciousness, brought together eminent scientists to write about issues once considered too controversial to discuss. This book includes fascinating chapters on the history of parapsychology, telepathy, hauntings, psychic phenomena, and consciousness, along with an extensive glossary and index. This timeless anthology continues to be appealing as a reference work for those curious about the history of parapsychology, fans of the world of psi, and readers interested in the meaning of the universe.

About the Author
Edgar D. Mitchell was the founder of IONS, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, as well as a former Apollo astronaut, and a Navy Captain. Among his many degrees are four honorary doctorates and a ScD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. In July we remember Apollo 11, and all Apollo missions, as America celebrates the 50th anniversary of, “One giant leap for mankind.

Cosimo is proud to offer a paperback edition of Psychic Exploration at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperback and eBook), and Amazon (eBook and paperback).






Friday, July 5, 2019

July Classic of the Month: The Roswell Report: Case Closed

We are kicking off the month of July with our wide array of UFO titles, first up: The Roswell Report: Case Closed.

Colonel Richard L. Weaver and First Lieutenant James McAndrew, at the request of Congressional Representative Steven Schiff (R-NM), sifted through old reports in order to explain the events that occurred in July 1947, which became known as the Roswell Incident. Included in the report known as Fact versus Fiction are references to Air Force experiments conducted at the time of the crash landing that could account for the debris discovered and investigated.

Case Closed includes further analysis and discussion of the events. The Foreword explains, "Our objective throughout this inquiry has been simple and consistent: to find all the facts and bring them to light. If documents were classified, declassify them; where they were dispersed, bring them into a single source for public review."

These reports, originally published in 1995 and 1997 respectively, include an all-new introduction from UFO-expert Stanton Friedman. The U.S. Air Force is the aviation branch of the United States military. The headquarters of this branch authorized several research projects on the origin and existence of UFOs and published multiple reports of their findings from the 1950s through the 1980s. It is still the subject of speculation today whether the U.S. Air Force is responsible for a large-scale cover-up of UFO and extraterrestrial evidence.

For those interested in learning more about Roswell and what took place there in 1947, there will be a UFO Festival happening this weekend! Visit roswellufomuseum.com for more on lodging, speakers, and tickets.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Celebrating the Life of Barbara Marx Hubbard


It is with heavy hearts that we make the announcement that our beloved Cosimo author and friend Barbara Marx Hubbard has passed away. Hubbard was the president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and a cofounder of Washington D.C.'s Committee for the Future as well as co-author of The Power of Yin, Celebrating Female ConsciousnessOne of her co-authors, Hazel Henderson wrote a moving tribute in honor of the late Barbara Marx Hubbard, to read the full letter, click here

"Barbara has inspired millions with her brilliance, reaching people with her lectures, books and course on Conscious Evolution … the next step we humans must now take if we are to survive. Barbara will always be known as the unique planetary futurist … as Buckminster Fuller described her as “the most knowledgeable human” he had ever encountered. Fuller knew that Barbara understood our future choices. She blew the top off future studies, soaring way beyond the thinking and careerism of so many technologically-focused professionals in the field." 
     - Hazel Henderson

Listen to the most recent interview with both authors here, where they discuss space programs in relation to humans. Henderson and third co-author Jean Houston also spoke about Barbara's life in a roundtable hosted by A Better World Radio. There was also a recent New York Times article written about Barbara, celebrating her life, writing, and philosophies.  

Rest in peace Barbara, you shall be missed throughout the world. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fourth Annual International Cryptozoology Conference This Weekend!

Pack your bags, the Fourth Annual International Cryptozoology Conference will be taking place this weekend, from April 26th to April 28th!

The Cryptozoology Conference is once again sponsored by the International Cryptozoology Museum and will host an array of talks and panels from renowned leaders in the field, including researchers, authors, and filmmakers.


Loren Coleman, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum and Cosimo author, as well as fellow Cosimo author June P. O'Neil, will be in attendance. Cosimo is very proud to sponsor this great event!

If you would like to see the full schedule, peruse the lineup of guests, or are interested in purchasing tickets, please visit the Eventbrite site for the conference here.

Stop by the International Cryptozoology Museum after the event for souvenirs, gifts, or a tour!

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world's leading crypozoologists. In 1960 he started his fieldwork, and after years pursuing cryptozoological mysteries, he began writing. He is the author of numerous books on cryptozoology, including Bigfoot: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters. Coleman is the founder and director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine (www.cryptozoologymuseum.com). Loren Coleman can be followed on Twitter at @CryptoLoren and on his blog, www.cryptozoonews.com













Thursday, December 27, 2018

December Quote of the Month: "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. "

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!" 
- A Christmas Carol (from The Complete Works of Charles Dickens)

Cosimo is continuing our month of all things Dickens with The Complete Works of Charles Dickens as our December Quote of the Month!

Charles Dickens is iconic, legendary, and masterfully clever. In these thirty beautiful volumes, which include each and every work written by Charles Dickens, readers can immerse themselves in the mind of one of history's most celebrated literary geniuses. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his many celebrated characters are mentioned time and time again. But it was his stirring portraits and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century.

This essential collector's set will excite librarians, professors, students of literature, and the passionate reader. Cosimo offers this series by individual volume at leading online bookstores or as a full 30-volume set in hardcover or paperback. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Night Before Christmas, Now Available from Cosimo!

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house / Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse"
 - From The Night Before Christmas

Just in time for holiday celebrations, all of us at Cosimo are very excited to announce a new Classic we have added to our catalog.

The Night Before Christmas, originally published as A Visit from St. Nicholas on December 23, 1823, in the Troy Sentinel, became America's favorite Christmas poem. After the poem was published anonymously, it was attributed to Clement Clark Moore in 1837. However, scholars have debated the identity of the author of this poem and some believe it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr., (1748-1828), a New York farmer who also wrote poetry.

The Night Before Christmas has had a great influence on the American notion of Santa Claus and on its tradition of Christmas gift-giving, which, before the poem, had been inspired by the Dutch figure of St. Nicholas. This unique edition of the famed Christmas poem, features the original engravings, from 1849, by T.C. Boyd.

This American classic is a great gift for the Christmas season as well as for collectors of traditional American literature.

December Organization of the Month: The Charles Dickens Museum

We are happy to announce The Charles Dickens Museum as our December Organization of the Month!

Located at 48 Doughty Street in London and open seven days of the week from 10am until 5pm, The Charles Dickens Museum is the perfect place to stop by this holiday season! Current exhibits include performances of A Christmas Carol,  costumed Christmas walks, ghost story retellings, and much more.

Explore the great author's dining room, servants' quarters, and even study, where you can see the very desk where many of his books and articles were written. Learn more about his family, his legacy, and the history of England during your visit.

Plan your visit today!


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

December eBook of the Month: George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior

In the spirit of giving during this holiday season, we are highlighting George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior as our eBook of the month.

The history of George Washington’s Rules of Civility &Decent Behavior is a bit unusual and unclear; scholars seem to agree that Washington’s 110 rules are the result of a penmanship exercise, in which a teenage Washington copied a set of maxims originally compiled by French Jesuits in the 1590s. Somehow the translated text found its way to Virginia, and somehow it was assigned to a young Washington as an educational exercise. The result is a collection of maxims (with either Washington’s or his instructors’ additions) that dictate the behavior of a young man in civil society.

Washington’s Rules of Civility were part of his personal papers, purchased by Congress and now housed in the Library of Congress. Many historians consider this document a sort of “foundational  document” that details the tenets which later governed Washington's behavior as an adult. Indeed, Washington was known for his kindness and deportment, though it is mere speculation that the Rules contained in this penmanship exercise are the root of Washington's civility.

Statesman or no, George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior is a fascinating and informative historical text detailing the rules of behavior for a bygone era—many of which are still pertinent today. Rules dictates the behavior of one in company, emphasizing kindness, conscience, and cleanliness. While today’s reader may not need reminding to keep their feet away from “the fire, especially if there be meat before it,” many of the Rules hold true today.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

December Series of the Month: The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

With Christmas only a few weeks away, it's inevitable that Scrooge and Oliver Twist will be popping up on everyone's television. However, Charles Dickens' fascinating works are truest in their original form--books. This month, Cosimo is excited to present The Complete Works of Charles Dickens as our December Series of the Month.

Charles Dickens is iconic, legendary, and masterfully clever. In these thirty beautiful volumes, which include each and every work written by Charles Dickens, readers can immerse themselves in the mind of one of history's most celebrated literary geniuses. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his many celebrated characters are mentioned time and time again. But it was his stirring portraits and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century.

This essential collector's set will excite librarians, professors, students of literature, and the passionate reader. Cosimo offers this series by individual volume at leading online bookstores or as a full 30-volume set in hardcover or paperback. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

The paperback retail list price for this series is: $389.70 but now our price is: $311.99 (you save $77.71 or a 20 percent discount) and free shipping.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December Classic of the Month: Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

This December, pick up a classic for the little one in your life! We recommend our Book of the Month, Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge and illustrated by Alice Carsey as the perfect stocking stuffer.

A beloved childhood favorite for a century and a half (and a book that readers continue to enjoy and appreciate long into adulthood), Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates went through more than 100 editions during the author's lifetime alone.

First published in 1865, this replica of the 1917 edition features the exquisite illustrations by Alice Carsey, whose sensitive eye and delicate pen-and-ink lines enliven the tale of the poor but virtuous Dutch boy in a way that few other artists have achieved. This replica edition brings the enchanting work of Dodge and Carsey to a new generation of children.

Dodge's book takes place in the Netherlands and is a fictional portrait of early 19th-century Dutch life. The perfect gift for the children's lit lover, young adult reader, and avid bookworms in your life.

About the Author
Author and editor Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) was born in New York City. She served as editor of the children's magazine St. Nicholas, to which she attracted such writers as Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Rudyard Kipling. She also authored the short-fiction collection Irvington Stories (1864).





Thursday, December 6, 2018

December Book of the Month: The Joy of Ritual by Barbara Biziou

December is upon us and we are getting into the holiday spirit! Prepare for Christmas and Hanukkah by reading our Book of the Month, The Joy of Ritual by Barbara Biziou.

Ritual is a universal language that gives substance and meaning to our lives. People are eager to honor the significant moments in their lives and Barbara Biziou, one of America's foremost ritual experts, teaches us how to restore ritual to its rightful place as food for the soul through practical, easy-to-use ritual recipes that are inspiring and fun.

Rituals can enhance daily routines, enrich milestones, and guide us through difficult transitions. Whether you're releasing fear, bringing deeper meaning to a family or community gathering, or celebrating an important event, The Joy of Ritual is like a wise best friend that reconnects us to our hearts and souls.

About the Author
Barbara Biziou is an interfaith minister, motivational speaker, and a life-strategy coach. She is the author of The Joy of Ritual & The Joy of Family Rituals, as well as a Huffington Post blogger, executive consultant, dynamic public speaker, and national TV personality. Biziou has a deep commitment to integrating practical spirituality into people's lives, both personally and professionally. She is a frequent guest on radio and television and has appeared in the New York Times, Body and Soul, Harper's Bazaar and Parent's Magazine.

Cosimo offers this title in paperback at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble and Amazon, and also as an eBook.