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Chariots of the Gods | [Erich von Daniken]

Chariots of the Gods

Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx.
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Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx. But here is where it all began---von Däniken'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 Däniken's theory that we ourselves are the descendents of these galactic pioneers---and the archaeological 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 preserved in the Andes

©1968 Erich von Daniken (P)2011 Tantor

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    Ruben 06-23-15
    Ruben 06-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Erich Von Daniken is gold!"

    Erich has an extremely unique capability to elaborate complex data and truth into simple every-day language.

    Both bold and brave in his thought patterns and absolutely ahead of his time without reservations to public perception.

    Truly inspiring; I couldn't help but think of Elon Musk in the process. I think it's safe to say Musk adopted some Von Daniken principles as he developed Space X's long term vision.

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    JPM NYC 05-21-15
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    "Excellent"

    To think we are the only ones in this universe is just plain stupid. The ideas the book generates are welcome and well thought out. Makes you wonder why we are not putting more effort in exploring. Instead lets just blow up the world we live in now that's crazy

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    Blake Campbell 05-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "very good book."

    I thought this book was very enlightening. There are many well thought out hypotheses. I believe many of the scientists need to open their minds to allow them to research the past and ultimately find some truths.

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    Richard E. Staats 05-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book, really makes you think!"

    Can't wait to read the others. Will be looking for the new book to arrive.

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    john 04-25-15
    john 04-25-15
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    "Very in lighting if you have an open mind."

    I wanted to read this book for a long time. The subject is very interesting to me. Once srarted, I was guided through history one can see if you have on open mind. I enjoyed this book very much.

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    N. Llanos LA 04-07-15
    N. Llanos LA 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator a bit less than thrilling for the subject"

    Could have been a bit more uplifting with a different pace narrator. Get Neil de gras Tyson....

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    Amazon Customer 02-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "as good as ancient aliens "

    the book is old so you can't hold him to latest findings and whatnot. I think this book would be a great sideshow

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    Amazon Customer 01-29-15
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    "Keep in mind. This was written in 1968"

    Keep in mind. This was written in 1968. I think the book was great. I think Erich von Daniken had a lot of nerve writing this first book about such a controversial issue. Even today, there is a lot of people that still struggle or are afraid to except change of old knoledge and beliefs. So then that makes them not willing to admit the facts that can be clearly shown by several reliable , witnesses, scientist and many more people besidees Erich von Daniken. Also keep in mind that there's 50 more years of scientific evidence witnesses and facts that were in the book . I thought the narrator was good too.

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    kevin 01-07-15
    kevin 01-07-15
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    "very interesting. definitely kept me llistening"

    once I started listening to van danikens theories and. thoughts I was instantly hooked .

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    Viktor Grand Rapids, MI, United States 10-31-12
    Viktor Grand Rapids, MI, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fine book for alternative history researcher"
    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to read this book a long time ago, but never got time for it. Now after listening, I understand why it was a bomb when it came out. For a people who feel that there is much more out there that official sources are telling us, this material is an eye opener. I believe this book has inspired a lot of scholars to re-think conventional history of our world and made some scientists to question there knowledge (although I don't think many would admit it). There many great articles and other books that, I believe, this book had given birth to. There are more then 45 years passed since it came out first, but questions this book rises are still unanswered. For further seek, I suggest to read Earth Chronicles by Zecharia Sitchin, where author elaborates our history from translated clay tablets of ancient Sumeria.

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