Peace is a novel about a man obsessed with words and visions who believes that when he has the right words he will be able to change the world. His chance to change the world comes when a nuclear... More > bomb is exploded by Iraqi terrorists in Vienna. But the world does not want to be changed and reacts violently.
By the end of the book nothing remains remains the same.< Less
Polarshift is a thought provoking book which will change the way you see the past and the profound changes that are occurring in the present.
Using a unique long term historical perspective... More > considering events from the time of Genghiz Khan until now, Dr Matt Buttsworth analyzes what factors led to the rise of the West, what factors have led to its fall, and what factors are now propelling the nations of the East - China, India and the Dragon States - to world economic and technological leadership and what this means for the future of the world.
It is a book which will fascinate anyone interested in the rise and fall of the West and in the dramatic shifts in world economic power that are occurring today.< Less
The Cyclist is a collection of humorous cycling and cycle touring stories written by the author about his adventures while cycling around the Southwest of Western Australia and around Europe as well... More > as his experiences as a bicycle shop owner and bicycle tour operator.
It is funny, enjoyable, and at times, gripping.< Less
Zheng He is a novel by Dr Matt Buttsworth about the life of one of the most fascinating men in world history. Captured by the Chinese army as a young boy, castrated to become a eunoch and the future... More > emperor’s playmate, he rose to become a successful general and one of the greatest admirals in the history of the world who led gigantic Chinese fleets to Vietnam, Java, Sri Lanka, India, Saudi Arabia, and the east coast of Africa. China was at this time the world leader in all aspects of maritime technology.
And yet, at the peak of his unparalleled success, the decision was made to destroy his Great Fleet. Why? This is the gripping story of Zheng He's life. And Fate.
And why, at the peak of its maritime success, the Emperor of China made the fatal decision to retreat from the seas.
Dr Matthew Buttsworth is an expert on Chinese and World History and has a number of published works including the Polarshift - Genghiz Khan, China and the Rise and Fall of the West. He is also the author of The Cyclist.< Less
Eden and the Fall – The Fallacies of Radical Ecological History is a world history analysis book by Dr Matt Buttsworth which is a hard hitting, detailed expose of how radical ecologists uses... More > history to recruit and motivate their followers. It shows that their models of history are profoundly anti-Western and apocalyptic varying only in who they blame for the current ecological crisis. It goes on to prove emphatically not only that their models of history are deeply flawed and factually false, but that the ancestors of this model, including Nazism, were extremely dangerous. It therefore argues that the use of such models of history should be abandoned entirely in favor of a moderate pragmatic ecological stance that focuses on trying to find the best way to solve specific ecological problems.< Less