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Nick Cook

The hunt for Zero Point

Several books I've read have used anti-gravity as a fictional example of a secret research project, and this made me wonder how much truth there was behind the fiction. In The hunt for Zero Point Nick Cook examines the evidence for such a project. He details work done in Germany, in particular in secret Nazi laboratories, and explains how this work was transferred to the USA after the war, leading to an anti-gravity 'buzz' in the mid-1950's - which for some reason faded away. Cook goes on to look at how anti-gravity technology might actually be incorporated in current aircraft.

I can't say that I was at all convinced that gravity has been defeated though. Cook is Aviation Editor for Jane's defence weekly and uses this to imply that he has a realistic view of what is going on, but I felt his lack of scientific knowledge seemed to allow him to believe all sorts of technobabble, and to equate secrecy with going beyond published science. On the other hand he does uncover a lot of secret research which has been going on, and if this aspect of the question interests you then you might like to give this book a try. info
Paperback 320 pages  
ISBN: 0767906284
Salesrank: 47674
Published: 2003 Broadway Books
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Hardcover 288 pages  
ISBN: 0712669531
Salesrank: 657489
Weight:1.2 lbs
Published: 2001 Century
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ISBN: 0767906284
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Published: 2003 Broadway Books
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Product Description
This riveting work of investigative reporting and history exposes classified government projects to build gravity-defying aircraft--which have an uncanny resemblance to flying saucers.

The atomic bomb was not the only project to occupy government scientists in the 1940s. Antigravity technology, originally spearheaded by scientists in Nazi Germany, was another high priority, one that still may be in effect today. Now for the first time, a reporter with an unprecedented access to key sources in the intelligence and military communities reveals suppressed evidence that tells the story of a quest for a discovery that could prove as powerful as the A-bomb.

The Hunt for Zero Point explores the scientific speculation that a "zero point" of gravity exists in the universe and can be replicated here on Earth. The pressure to be the first nation to harness gravity is immense, as it means having the ability to build military planes of unlimited speed and range, along with the most deadly weaponry the world has ever seen. The ideal shape for a gravity-defying vehicle happens to be a perfect disk, making antigravity tests a possible explanation for the numerous UFO sightings of the past 50 years.

Chronicling the origins of antigravity research in the world's most advanced research facility, which was operated by the Third Reich during World War II, The Hunt for Zero Point traces U.S. involvement in the project, beginning with the recruitment of former Nazi scientists after the war. Drawn from interviews with those involved with the research and who visited labs in Europe and the United States, The Hunt for Zero Point journeys to the heart of the twentieth century's most puzzling unexplained phenomena.

From the Hardcover edition.