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Mysteries of the Past (Deluxe Ed) Hardcover – September, 1977

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribner; First Edition (?) edition (September 1977)
  • ISBN-10: 0828102074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0828102070
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,059,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bob McGrew on June 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I found this book on my grandmother's bookshelf, and I couldn't put it down. It nows stays with me. The authors bring scientific reasoning to bear on some of the most enduring past mysteries - Who first crossed the oceans, where did homer's heroes come from, how has climate affected history, etc. - and give incredibly intriguing answers. Alas, many of them are not the latest science anymore, but many of these mysteries still remain unsolved and the arguments in the book still remain valid. All in all, it's worth reading simply for the intellectual joy of the speculations offered, regardless of their outdated status.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TLR on September 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Another of Readers Digest's coffee table books on historical mysteries. A bit dated perhaps, but nicely illustrated and always fun to browse through.

Contents:
Who first crossed the oceans?
Who raised the megaliths?
Where did Homer's heroes come from? / Lionel Casson
What caused the sudden rise of modern man? / Robert Claiborne
Who were the mound builders? / Brian Fagan
Why did the ancients not develop machinery?
Where did ancient traders sail?
China and the west: which was first? / Lionel Casson
How did human races originate? / Walter Karp
How has climate affected history?
Who were the Indo-Europeans? / Robert Claiborne
What caused the collapse of the Maya? / Brian Fagan
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Simple tool on March 2, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The book that goes with this ISBN was actually published by the American Heritage Publishing Co. of New York and is labeled Book Trade Distribution by Simon and Schuster. It is the regular, not the deluxe edition. The authors are Casson, Claiborne, Fagan and Karp. The editor is Thorndike. It is possible that another edition also was given this ISBN. Sometimes the ISBN's aren't very distinctive.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By In Memory of W. G. Simms VINE VOICE on October 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My own definition of ANCIENT HISTORY is:

"that which took place in human life and culture BEFORE writing and record-keeping began."

By that definition, archaelogy and anthropology are the TRUE ancient history of man.

And this book, IMO, is the best introduction to ANCIENT HISTORY that you can bestow upon a bright and curious young mind. [or even a bright and curious older mind that has never really been exposed to the subject material!]
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By A.C. on April 17, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Nice book. Very interesting. Didn't receive the dust jacket tho. Passes about that.
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