Chariots of the Gods?

Chariots of the Gods?

Unsolved Mysteries of the Past

Book - 1999
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THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.

Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers--and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it...

The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
* 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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, ©1999.
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9780425166802
Branch Call Number: 001. 94 DAN
Characteristics: xxii, 200 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps

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🛸 Note that horror/science fiction author H.P. Lovecraft originated the idea that space aliens visited the earth and were mistaken for gods. Von Däniken appropriated the idea and ran with it, passing it off as nonfiction. But he made way more money out of it than Lovecraft ever did. Amusingly, the blurb above refers to the theory as "incredible," and that's exactly right, you can't believe it.

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SMSCarney
Jun 18, 2020

Please reorder this title. It is the seminal book in this section.

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LCoburn
Feb 06, 2020

Brilliant book. I have purchased twelve copies to gift to my religious friends so they may have a logical, common sense and scientific understanding of our origin and rapid advancement in life. Now that we on earth are visiting mars and the cosmos it is easy to understand how an unadvanced civilization will see us as gods from the heavens as we come to explore their distant planets in the future.

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BenjaminBraddock
Jul 10, 2019

Great book that shows you how you too can become rich and famous by pushing extraordinary unbelievable claims that never die!

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blue_jay_609
May 23, 2019

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Delmartini Jan 23, 2016

Von Däniken is the pioneer of the Ancient Alien theory. He bravely went where no man had gone before. And, gives possible explanations for Mans discovery of where we came from.

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naturalist
Jun 03, 2015

Busted: . . . “Von Däniken’s Chariots: A Primer in the Art of Cooked Science” from . . http://www.csicop.org/si/show/von_daumlnikenrsquos_chariots_a_primer_in_the_art_of_cooked_science/

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carneliaf1
Jun 27, 2011

This book is out of date. There have been many more discoveries that would answer his questions and probably disprove his conclusions. Mostely, his conclusions are for the most part faulty.

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