Beak of the Turtle

Beak of the Turtle

by Thomas Settimi
Beak of the Turtle

Beak of the Turtle

by Thomas Settimi


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They came from the stars-from a place in the night sky known to the ancients as the "Beak of the Turtle." They came to Earth in search of their roots and found a civilization that had just begun to stir.In 1953 Professor Tsum was employed as an instructor and researcher in the Anthropology Department at Beijing University. At the urging of a colleague, the professor embarked on a challenging task: translating microscopic symbols engraved on a few ancient stone burial discs. The discs-eventually coming to be known as "Dropa Stones"-were discovered by his colleague during a 1938 expedition to the Bayan Har Mountains near the China-Tibet border.Despite the astonishing nature of his findings, Professor Tsum earned little acclaim for his work; first due to the stifling repression of the Cultural Revolution and later when his findings were deemed to be inconsistent with the philosophy and image of the Chinese Communist Government.Now, more than fifty years later, the Professor's daughter seeks the assistance of investigators Roger Atwood and Amanda Marshall (from the author's novels CONVERGENCE and ROSWELL 1947) to document the life's work of her father and restore his blemished reputation.BEAK OF THE TURTLE is a story of ancient aliens and the quest of modern day investigators to find and interpret the evidence they left behind 4,600 years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692210802
Publisher: Sky Scientific Press
Publication date: 05/19/2014
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Thomas Settimi graduated from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and holds a Master's Degree in Physics from the University of California at Riverside. For much of his professional career he has been engaged in technical writing and engineering for the Department of the Navy and defense-related firms.

Thomas resides near Lake Arrowhead, California, with his wife, Charlotte.
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