Born in the medieval walled city of Fritzlar, Germany, Cultural Philosopher Thomas Dietrich has resided in the San Francisco area since age seven. He received bachelor's degrees in philosophy and classical studies from the University of San Francisco, where he ?read practically every piece of classical literature in existence.' Dietrich has traveled extensively in Greece, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Europe, and South America, and has lived and studied privately in Ecuador and Ireland. The idea for Dietrich's first book, The Origin of Culture, began with his studies at the University of San Francisco. These beginnings were cultivated by 40 years of research into an array of different sciences and ancient cultures, including astrology, cosmology, cosmochronology, and mythology of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Mayans, Aztecs, and Irish. In The Origin of Culture, Dietrich uses the original testimonies of ancient sources to bridge the gap between history, religion, science, and mythology, thereby uncovering undeniable cycles of culture and civilization. Professionally, Dietrich is a noted stone figure-carver and monumental designer. He and his wife live in San Bruno, Calif., and have three grown children. Dietrich is currently at work on a sequel to The Origin of Culture, as well as a book about designs for small urban gardens.Dietrich, Thomas is the author of 'Origin of Culture And Civilization The Cosmological Philosophy of the Ancient' with ISBN 9780976498162 and ISBN 0976498162.