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Chariots of the Gods
     

Chariots of the Gods

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by Erich von Daniken
 

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THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

Chariots of the Gods was immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance when it first introduced the theory that ancient Earth had established contact with aliens.

Erich von Däniken's examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that

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THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

Chariots of the Gods was immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance when it first introduced the theory that ancient Earth had established contact with aliens.

Erich von Däniken's 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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101076125
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
50,506
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page

Foreword

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 - Are There Intelligent Beings in the Cosmos?

Chapter 2 - When Our Spaceship Landed on Earth ...

Chapter 3 - The Improbable World of the Unexplained

Chapter 4 - Was God an Astronaut?

Chapter 5 - Fiery Chariots from the Heavens

Chapter 6 - Ancient Imagination and Legends, or Ancient Facts?

Chapter 7 - Ancient Marvels or Space Travel Centers?

Chapter 8 - Easter Island—Land of the Bird Men

Chapter 9 - The Mysteries of South America and Other Oddities

Chapter 10 - The Earth’s Experience of Space

Chapter 11 - The Search for Direct Communication

Chapter 12 - Tomorrow

 

Bibliography

Index

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CHARIOTS OF THE GODS
SIGNS OF THE GODS
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PRINTING HISTORY
G. P. Putnam’s Sons edition / February 1970
G. P. Putnam / Berkley Medallion edition / April 1977
Berkley mass market edition / September 1980
Berkley trade paperback edition / January 1999

 

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Copyright © 1999 by Erich von Däniken.

Copyright © 1968 by Econ-Verlag GMBH.

English translation © 1969 by Michael Heron and Souvenir Press. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission. For information address: The Berkley Publishing Group, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.

 

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Foreword

It was more than a quarter of a century ago—in February 1968—that my first book, Memories of the Future, was published by Econ, a German publisher. I had written the book two years earlier, but rejection letters from publishers fluttered on my desk with great regularity: “Sorry, not usable for our program ... ,” “We are very sorry ... ,” “We don’t want to go this way ... ,” “We recommend a more esoteric publisher....”

In later years I was often asked how this publishing miracle happened, to finally place this controversial work with a renowned textbook house. Today I can finally confess: with outside help and a little discretion.

I met Dr. Thomas von Randow, then the science editor of the weekly Die Zeit, in the summer of 1967. He leafed through the neatly typed manuscript, examined some of the peculiar pictures, and decided, “This is not for us. You have to publish it as a book.”

“And how does one find a publisher?”

Dr. von Randow puffed on his pipe, looked me straight in the eyes: “I do know a publisher. I could just give him a noncommittal call, if you wish.”

He picked up the telephone and asked to be connected with Dr. Erwin Barth von Wehrenalp, the chief of Econ Publishing. The blood rushed to my head. After all, I knew what Dr. von Randow could not know: My manuscript had already been turned down by Econ. Naturally, the ensuing conversation stuck in my gray brain cells.

Meet the Author

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 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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Chariots of the Gods 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 218 reviews.
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Four bolted black steel wheels, firmly placed in the decorative chariot. On the vehicle, leathar seats are cushioned for th driver and passenger, numorous levers are closely locate on the floor. The back of the chariot, two metal spears are fastened parallel, sticking out from the reer. Two black horses are held up front, their mane giving a slightly oily shine. Whips hold the horses together, a firm fasten can be adjusted to whoever is holding the steering. Will be difficult to lose grip.<p> Those are most of the details.
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Wheels ~ Rubber melted onto imperial gold rims, not popable (no air!).<p> Chariot Design ~ All black painted Celestic Bronze (except rims). Shaped like this ~ < at the front with a rectangular space for standing.<p> Horses ~ Regular horses, with regular armor. They have ear plugs in, that read the thoughts of the driver, so they are controled that way.<p> Defences ~ Who needs 'em? Just our weapons and a long pole, one end of the pole with a suction cup. The other with a spear head.
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When I look at a "History" section, I expect to see books about real events that actually happened. This is like going to the science section and finding a book promoting "flat earth theory". Not only is this book full of debunked BS, it's been debunked for decades. It's not even controversial. By all means, sell the book. But it has no place in this category.
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So I have just finished this book and my only regret is that I bought it in ebook format. If I had a hard copy the maps would have been easier to look at. Now as far as some of the reviews which are negative I have to disagree and consider that you didn't look at this book with an open mind. The first argument is whether or not this book belongs in the science or science fiction book section. Actually I think it could go in either. Daikien presents a hypothesis to explain some of the mysteries present in out history. He offers an alternative explanation to mysteries such as how the pyramids were built considering the Egyptians didn't have the wheel and the nearest quarry was miles away. Daniken doesn't state that his alternate theory is the only possible solution, he presents an intriguing viewpoint and invites you het reader to make up your own mind. I found it interesting and thought provoking at the very least.
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It's quite a funny and amusing book, until you realize that he's serious about what he's writing. He has no belief that early man could have done anything.To sum up this work, &quot;Can't explain something, it must be aliens&quot;.
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If you like ancient astronaut theories, you will like this.
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