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The Waters of Chaos: The Ancient Saga, The Modern Quest [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Dobson , Jerry Dobson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

[Saga and Quest, combined and strategically interleaved]
The Waters of Chaos is a science mystery tackling the greatest puzzle of all: How did human society evolve from the Ice Ages to today? In short, how did we get to be so smart? The Saga and the Quest take readers on an unconventional romp through science covering vast spans of time. The Waters of Chaos: The Ancient Saga, set at the end of the last Ice Age, brings to life a cast of heroic characters living in that long ago time and coping with the imminent global catastrophe of sea level rise. The Waters of Chaos: The Modern Quest follows twin brothers Jared and Rick Caisson as they search for evidence of a lost civilization beneath the sea, employing the most advanced technologies available. Both stories invoke Egyptian mythology and universal flood myths to connect science and lore. The modern book proposes new and radically different theories, while the ancient book illustrates how those theories may have worked in the real world. Check out the evidence, and you’ll find that almost all of it is true and convincing enough to challenge conventional wisdom. Meanwhile, the two brothers meet head-on the hidebound resistance of fellow scientists, and a close-knit clutch of youngsters grow to adulthood 10,700 years ago in a surprisingly advanced world facing certain disaster. Two youths fall in love and ultimately lead the exodus of their people from the flooded coast to refuge above. Mystery, high- and low-tech adventure, action, romance, sunken pyramids holding the Secrets of the Ages; The Waters of Chaos has them all.
The Waters of Chaos consists of two books strategically combined or sold separately. The books are: The Waters of Chaos: the Ancient Saga and The Waters of Chaos: the Modern Quest.


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About the Author

Jeff Dobson heads a firm specializing in communication systems for collaboration during emergencies. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and travels extensively worldwide. He previously headed an international computer firm and has served on the faculties of the Ohio State University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Alaska. Jeff served several terms as an alderman in the town of Farragut, Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Georgia. He has conducted fieldwork in the Arctic regions of Europe and North America as well as deserts in the southwestern U.S. His business travels often take him to the Middle East. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Jerry Dobson is an innovator and popular writer in the fields of geography and geographic information science. He is a professor of geography at the University of Kansas and president of the American Geographical Society, America’s oldest geographic association. He previously worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of State. He has published more than 200 professional articles, editorials, and reports on geographic information systems (GIS), continental drift, coastal change analysis, and human evolution. Jerry led the development of the current world standard for estimating populations-at-risk in disasters of all kinds and the current world standard for cartographic representation of land mines and minefields. He holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Tennessee. He has conducted fieldwork throughout North America, especially Alaska, Mexico, and the Adirondack Mountains of New York, plus many faraway places: South America, Liberia, East Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, and Australia. Jerry and Jeff have collaborated on research about ancient sea levels since 1993. The Waters of Chaos is an outgrowth of their real world research into the physical and cultural evidence of global sea level rise that occurred at the end of the Ice Ages. Like Jared and Rick Caisson, Jerry and Jeff are twin brothers who lived in the Knoxville, Tennessee area during the writing of The Waters of Chaos.

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  • File Size: 1597 KB
  • Print Length: 561 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480072176
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OM2E9G
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. June 14, 2013
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Very well done in terms of the theory, the background science, and the imaginative story-line. I wish there were more maps and graphics, or alternatively they came across better on kindle and were easier to access. Ditto for important passages, which I can't find again. There is too much dialog about his postulates, which I would prefer were put across in summary paragraphs, such as about iodine and vitamin C. I don't agree that Egypt is the tropics, especially so in the Ice Ages. It is warm though, I get his point. But it's not technically tropical.

Should be required reading for those who are skeptical about rising water levels. Very imaginatively done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining June 8, 2013
By Karen
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This book is entertaining in that it suggests the way history could have been - different from the way most believe. It makes you wonder if the brothers have some facts that they just can't present to the scientific community yet - just like the brothers in the story.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it's okay July 9, 2013
By JB
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Not a great book, but half the story is good and the other is quite boring. If you are into a research type read, then you might enjoy. The two timelines can be interesting, but I am only reading the good stuff.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Work of Art January 31, 2013
By Linda
Format:Paperback
Amazing what one learns at ones 50 year class reunion! When I found that Jeff & Jerry Dobson had written a book (The Waters of Chaos),
I asked for, and received, a copy for Christmas. I discovered phenominal research and attention to detail; most of which is confirmed
by and documented in history; ie, floods, civilizations and knowledge lost then re-found after thousands of years. The characters from the past are very believable. This book is a real page turner to those, like me, who share an interest in the history of mankind.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adventure Novel for the Intellectually Curious July 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been after Jeff and Jerry Dobson to publish this book since I read a draft years ago -- the science that is weaved into the story educates and stimulates, while the adventure story lines keep the entertainment rolling. You'll find yourself drawn into the historical world this great book creates, and thinking about it even when you're not reading it. Witty, full of interesting characters, and mind blowing theories that cause one to think hard about what you know, or what you think you know. A great read!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Story limp July 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The ancient story was really hard to take. The characters were superheroes and could do anything. The modern story was even harder to swallow.
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By P. Geis
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I loved this book -- could hardly wait for the end of the day so I could curl up with it. Thankfully, it has 547 pages, so it lasted through many spellbound evenings. Abounding with romance, mystery, and adventure; sex, palace intrigue, coming of age, military battles, academic politics, heroics and natural disasters, Waters of Chaos could be a blockbuster.

If you read and enjoy this book, I think you'll also enjoy Ariadne's brother: A novel on the fall of Bronze Age Crete. It doesn't employ the two-time-periods conceit, and instead of being a geographer, it's author is an academic who researches archaeology. Like the Dobson brothers, Dempsey offers theories about the past while fleshing out stories that have been passed along to us from ancient peoples. Both the Dobsons and Dempsey seem to recognize that their theories are not ready for prime time in academic and scientific journals, so present them as fiction. We get a sneak peek into the musings of men who have spent years researching, studying, and pondering the meaning of all they have uncovered.

It's a mystery to me why books like these seem to have so few readers. But then again, it's a mystery to me who actually buys and reads the magazines at the supermarket checkout lane.

READ! REVEL!
And be glad for Amazon -- this book does not appear even once in the online catalog for all of the public libraries in my region. How can that be?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Perspective
This presents an interesting perspective on current environmental concerns. I found the book an easy read and the writing similar to Michael Crichton. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, informative and exciting
At first I wasn't sure I would like this book with the division between the two periods of time. However it soon drew me in and I found it to be really interesting and informative. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Agnes Logan
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Premise
This book started out with a good premise, and quickly faded into poor writing with no redeeming qualities. Read this book if you have nothing else to do with your day.
Published 14 months ago by Gardener
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding scientific suspense novel
The Waters of Chaos is the best book I've read in the past year. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who likes Dan Brown or Clive Cussler -- but who wishes that the works of those... Read more
Published on October 3, 2012 by Isocrates
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved The Waters of Chaos
I am always on the lookout for this type of action fiction with real science to back it up. I don't find many that fit the bill. Finally, I found it: "The Waters of Chaos". Read more
Published on September 10, 2012 by Fiction Junky
5.0 out of 5 stars What if these guys are right?
What if these guys are right? One of the most interesting books that I have ever picked up. Could not put down.
Published on August 1, 2012 by Ace
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