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The paperback cover promises that this work will dare 'to move beyond orthodox conclusions,' and will provide 'fully documented...scientific findings.' The first promise is fulfilled as Brennan raises possibilities like the past existence of a tenth planet (supported by Akkadian records), and the idea of an upright Earth, as balmy as Eden until a cataclysm tilts its axis. But the vehicle of this catastrophic change, a huge fragment of the exploding Vela supernova, is also depicted as the demolisher of the 10th planet, and, improbably, as a disrupter of all the planets of the solar system, as if they were sitting ducks in a row. Brennan gives no explanation as to how the polar regions could be balmy if they never experienced the yearly summers that our tilt affords them, nor does he explain much else. Assertion after assertion is made with no actual scientific explanation, a minimum of incomplete footnotes, and no bibliography whatsoever. This is a wonderful compendium of far out ideas but it does not deliver on its promise. For an inquiry into myth and cataclysms based on known science read ATLANTIS IN AMERICA: NAVIGATORS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD.