THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited . Erich von Da niken’s “Chariots of the Gods” is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient.
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It took me 20 years to find closure. Chariots of the Gods? Product details Format Paperback 10 pages Dimensions x x The blood rushed to my head. I could just give him a noncommittal call, if you wish.
I could rant on the stupid theories in the book but I will let you do it yourself. Putting aside the shortcomings of the prose, the book also did not fulfill its promise of showing evidence for aliens having visited Earth in the ancient past.
These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure. Von Daniken blithely ignores close to a century of archaeological and anthropological theory so that he can tilt at the windmills of some imagined scientific “establishment. This is the book that first brought the ancient alien theory to mainstream culture. What we have is a book-long rant of a crackpot enthusiast who cannot even get his mythology correct.
Want to Read saving…. Now here was a guy who was apparently presenting “scientific” evidence for the same! This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies. Ask yourself why you may or one tend to disregard his information as rubbish. The theories von Daniken presents in this book are very interesting. The theory in the original book is said to have influenced a variety of science fiction books, films, and television series. What I like most about Erich and his books is that instead of trying to disprove ancient “mythology” quotations are necessary because technically it is not mythology, but very old religion and events that took place in the ancient world like many researchers seem to do these days, he proves that all of it is very much real.
Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Erwin Barth von Wehrenalp, the chief of Econ Publishing. Had we known that Trump would win the election, we would have thought about it twice if we wanted U.
To say this book was controversial in the late s and early s is an understatement! See all 3 questions about Chariots of The Gods…. I soon lost my grin, became profoundly curious, and what followed was a wonderful experience, unusual in evert respect, an undertaking which was done exclusively in my spare time, since NASA, my employer, is not engaged in such matters.
Well, you must admit it was a really pretty fantasy. The Ancient Alien Question: Losing a child is, indeed, a nightmare.
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I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions I’ve done it, it’s been with nonfiction books read in the past that I didn’t have leisure to review, but didn’t want people who might browse my shelves to think I agreed with or endorsed, just because I’d read them. I will leave it to you the reader to uncover the details of his findings and, if you like read his other 30 or so books on this topic to reach your own conclusions.
Rather, the prose is s I’m chariote fan of the first season of Ancient Aliens and I wanted to read this book because it seems to be the one that started it all. At one point mankind believe the world was flat and the Sun rotated around the Gode. It’s easier to believe something ridiculous like alien visitation before the more likely explanation of regular Earth people having the ability to puzzle things out for themselves.
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Don’t have a Kindle? Scientific howlers abound and logical flaws proliferate yet the book sold in their millions and sparked off a host of imitators, some of which like Mystery of the Ancients by Craig and Eric Umland claiming that the Maya are the descendants of stranded explorers from beyond the solar system are danien entrancingly funny that they may in fact be spoofs. Really, I am fascinated by this whole concept.
I give it one star for the good laugh you can get out of reading it.
But the disturbing fact is the sheer confidence of the author in his most ridiculous and logic-defying assumptions and hypotheses. Ultimately this book is worth reading so that you can observe all the twists, turns and sidesteps the author goes through to try and convince you.
Surely Victorian England was visited and ruled by the Time Lords who then vanished.
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Why and how our ancient peoples did things that would be extraordinarily difficult to do even with the advent of 21st century technology is not an unknown to be scoffed at, and we do not even now have the answers. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? The New York Times. Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it must have been someone from space. For instance, it is considered the inspiration for the History Channel television series, Ancient Aliens.
Before I process with my review I must warn readers that I believe that it is probable that Earth was visited by Extraterrestrials who interacted and influenced humanity in the ancient past!
He stated his findings and personal thoughts in a well developed manner. Ideas that are baseless and downright ridiculous for which you really do not have to be a scientifically oriented person to understand them. Most incredible of all, however, is von Daniken’s theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers–and the archeological discoveries that prove it Chariots of the Gods?
When I was young I was convinced that aliens had visited us on many occasions. SSR 1 2 Oct 07, Tulli Papyrus possibly 15th century B.