Chariots of the Gods?: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past

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Erich von Dä niken'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 by aliens. This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, "The Eyes of the Sphinx." But here is where it all began--von Dä niken's startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Dä niken's theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers--and the archeological discoveries that prove it...
* An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
* Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
* Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
* A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
* A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes
Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization.
 

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I remember this book opening my mind to possibilities.This book,no matter what your position,on possible alien life or ancient cultures will make you think. Read full review

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FOUR Stars!.. Deduct one; a, "Little" - "Stale".. But, "Fun"! As A, sort of, "Compendium" for "Isaac Asimov" - "Stuff"!.. Put it, properly on your "Second-Tier". Especially, "Factual".. Decent, Yes!.. OK!.. "Groovy"!.. Read full review

Contents

The Improbable World of
13
Was God an Astronaut?
34
Ancient Imagination and Legends
55
Ancient Marvels or Space Travel
74
Easter IslandLand of the Bird Men
90
The Earths Experience of Space
108
The Search for Direct Communication
131
Tomorrow
150
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About the author (1980)

Erich von Däniken is arguably the most widely read and most-copied nonfiction author in the world. He published his first (and best-known) book, Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. The worldwide best-seller and was followed by 32 more books, including The Eyes of the Sphinx, Twilight of the Gods, History Is Wrong, Evidence of the Gods, and Odyssey of the Gods. His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies. Several have also been made into films. Von Däniken's ideas have been the inspiration for a wide range of TV series, including the History Channel's hit Ancient Aliens. He lives in Switzerland but is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit.

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