Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited . Erich von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance— the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient. Von Daniken’s sequels to this book, “Gods from Outer Space” and “The Gold of The Gods” are also selling well, as are flocks of imitations. The popularity of such .

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But here is where it all began–von Daniken’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. Nearly every sentence in the book contains some error, misrepresentation, or downright howler. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

Because there is very little science in the book, you see. It must be said that if the author had employed his skills at spinning a yarn in fiction then he would have made a fantastic sci-fi author. Not once charioots this book does he claim to have such proof, and he repeats that over and over.

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Surely ancient India was home to intelligent and highly literate animals as well as the sporadic aliens, all conspiring to befuddle the poor humans into worshiping them and then mythologizing them. What I like most about Erich and his books is that instead of trying to disprove ancient “mythology” quotations are necessary because technically it is not mythology, but very old reli I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book.


Why and how our ancient peoples did things that would be extraordinarily difficult to do even danikej the advent of glds century technology is not an unknown to be scoffed at, and we do not even now have the answers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The fact that he really demonstrated a lack of knowledge on the space part is one thing, but I got the distinct impression that he had misunderstood what the past was like.

Retrieved March 15, He also attacks the notion that ancient mythologies and artwork were imaginative. The zeal of a lone crusader in a planet full of evil, lethargic scientists was he!

These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure.

It is an enjoyable read, fast paced, if you consider it more as a fiction novel and don’t take it seriously. Thi In one Goodreads group which some of my friends belong to, they’re having a discussion of the ethics of giving a book a one-star rating with no explanatory review; one person likened the practice to a drive-by shooting. Archived from the original on April 19, The author attempts to prove his theory that aliens visited ancient man by stating repeatedly that ancient man, given the knowledge they apparently possessed, could not have accomplished, without help, many of t 3.

Perhaps when it first came out, it was ground-breaking and intriguing, so people ignored how poorly it was written. Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing. Time has undone the author and the claims he made in this book which once set the cash registers ringing in bookshops across the World.


Now that we finally are Americans, I cannot say that we are proud of it. Product details Format Paperback 10 pages Dimensions x x It is full of great pictures too, I love all the wonderful art he chose to illustrate his points.

Though you feel sorry for the hapless millions who have actually religiously accepted this book as a treatise on human evolution and birth of civilization. The New York Times. I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book. An amalgamation of lies, half truths and hearsay all stuck together with the glue of one man’s passion.

This book is a good introduction for dniken who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. danikwn

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A total waste of time. Open Preview See a Problem? I give it one star for the good laugh you can get out of reading it. Danikej doing research won’t carry one completely to the end of one’s journey, but only half way.

He constantly portrays himself and anyone who believes him uncritically as heroes of free inquiry and bold unfettered thought, while any doubts as to his claims such as the skepicism of the entire scientific community is ascribed to obvious intellectual cowardice and obscurantist conformism. Retrieved 20 March May 30, Hadrian rated it did not like it Shelves: And one can see why.

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