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Book Title: Arrival of the Gods: Revealing the Alien Landing Sites of Nazca|
The author of the book: Erich von Däniken
Edition: Element Books
Date of issue: September 3rd 1998
ISBN 13: 9781862043534
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 492 KB
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Reader ratings: 4.9
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What I liked about this book is that von Daniken’s bias is clear and yet he never really beats you over the head with his theory, he simply presents the facts and asks if the conclusions mainstream science seem valid and indeed they don’t. I think this is part of my problem with the scientific community is that they seem to have lost their sense of wonder and become as dogmatic as religious institutions they claim to be in opposition to. Both religion and science require faith, neither can be said to be valid without room for doubt and yet the scientific community seems to shun the idea of alternative theories.
I’m not saying I necessarily agree with every conclusion Daniken draws but the idea that these structures are built to be visible only from an aerial vantage point is very suggestive. The final chapter in which he offers his own theories for what to make of these strange phenomena’s was my favourite in which he introduces the theory that life may have been germinated on Earth either purposefully or accidentally but from an external source.
This idea really rang true with me if you think of the entire universe as beginning in a single moment – the big bang – then it stands to reason that the materials that construct the universe would be the same basic elements everywhere, making it not only likely that life comes from a single source but probable.
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Read information about the authorBorn on April 14th, 1935, in Zofingen, Switzerland, Erich von Däniken was educated at the College St-Michel in Fribourg, where already as a student he occupied his time with the study of the ancient holy writings. While managing director of a Swiss hotel, he wrote his first book, Chariots of the Gods, which was an immediate bestseller in the United States, Germany, and later in 38 other countries.
Von Däniken's books have been translated into 28 languages, and have sold 60 million copies worldwide. From his books two full-length documentary films have been produced: Chariots of the Gods and Messages of the Gods. Of the more than 3,000 lectures which Erich von Däniken has given in 25 countries, over 500 were presented at universities. Fluent in four languages, Erich von Däniken is an avid researcher and a compulsive traveller, averaging 100'000 miles each year to remote spots of the Earth. This enables him to closely examine the phenomena about which he writes.
Von Däniken is a member of the Swiss writers association, the German writers association, and the International PEN-Club.
He is also a convicted felon, having spent time in prison on several counts of fraud and other financial crimes.