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The Waters of Chaos: The Modern Quest [Kindle Edition]

Jerry Dobson , Jeff Dobson
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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 sold separately or strategically combined. 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

Jerry Dobson is a 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. 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. Jeff and Jerry 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 690 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480165212
  • Publisher: Admiralty Press; 2 edition (September 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009GPRTYK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #740,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting December 31, 2012
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I enjoyed learning about modern hi tech geography.

I would have liked an introduction that would help sort out how truly plausible the
theories promoted in this book are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book! March 14, 2013
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Read The Waters of Chaos: The Ancient Saga before reading this one so it makes more sense.

In this story, two men who are twins get it into their heads that at the end of the Ice Age there was a flood from the melting ice that was catastrophic and set out to prove their theory. This is a well written adventure book. If you do a search for underwater cities, you will find out that this story is not that far off base. Underwater cities have been found off of Japan and Egypt, as well as in the Bermuda Triangle area. I think the ending was a bit abrupt. I would have liked to have seen the reaction to the findings of the brothers. I like the way they tied this book into the first one. when the primary character of the first book goes all over the ancient world, in this book we find out where in the modern world he was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book February 22, 2014
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I used both the digital and paperback. I accidentally bought both. I'm glad I did! I enjoyed learning geography. I used the define and googled information on my iPad a lot. Great plot. The book is long. Not for the feint of heart. All the way through, I thought this would make a great TV series.
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Jerry Dobson is an innovator and popular writer and speaker in the fields of geography and geographic information science. He is happiest at the ends of the earth, the cutting edge of technology, and the forefront of science. He has been called a pioneer of the geographic information revolution and holds two lifetime achievement awards from professional societies in that booming field. He was president of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science and has been president of the American Geographical Society--America's oldest geographic association--for more than a decade. He is a professor of geography at the University of Kansas and a Jefferson Science Fellow with the National Academies and U. S. Department of State. He previously served as a distinguished research and development staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and later as senior scientist in the Office of the Geographer and Global Issues at the U.S. Department of State.

Jerry has published more than 200 professional articles, editorials, and reports on geographic information systems (GIS), continental drift, coastal change analysis, and human evolution. For 14 years he had his own regular column in GIS World/Geoworld magazine. He 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. His work on plate tectonics has been compared to that of Alfred Wegener who made the final case for continental drift, but he says it's more like the commonsense of Abraham Ortelius who first proposed the theory in 1596. His Geographical Review paper exploring the role of iodine in human evolution was reported worldwide by the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Sonntags Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Discovery Channel Online, and other news media. He coined the term "geoslavery" to warn the world about abuses of geographic information technology employed for human tracking.

Jerry has conducted fieldwork throughout North America--especially Alaska, Mexico, and the Adirondack Mountains of New York--plus many remote places in Africa, South America, the Middle East, Central and East Asia, and Australia. His career took him to Liberia during the chaotic reign of Samuel Doe, to the remote borders of Ecuador and Peru where he led a team evaluating new technology for mapping minefields without walking on them, to war-torn Eritrea and Bosnia-Herzegovina where he updated population estimates after the fighting there, and to Jordan and Kuwait where he rushed to improve population estimates just three weeks before the U. S. attack on neighboring Iraq. While at the State Department, Jerry worked to improve population estimates for Haiti and Pakistan, dealt with the BP Gulf oil spill, and championed new means of countering America's devastating geographic ignorance of foreign people and places.

Jerry has presided over six "globesigning" ceremonies honoring firsts in exploration and world records in aviation. In a tradition that started in the 1920s, the American Geographical Society's Fliers and Explorers Globe has been signed by more than 80 of the greatest explorers and aviators of the 20th Century, including Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post, Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Sir Edmund Hillary, and John Glenn. Since 2000, Jerry has hosted 18 globesignings including such luminaries as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Bill Anders and deep sea divers Don Walsh and Sylvia Earle. In 2012, he took the priceless globe to Russia for signings by cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Alexei Leonov, where he followed president Vladimir Putin at the podium.

Jerry and Gwen grew up near Canton, GA. They first met at the age of five and have been in love most of the time since, now married for 45 years. They have two sons, Eric and Craig, whose families are the highlight of their lives.

Professor Jerome E. "Jerry" Dobson holds a doctorate in geography from the University of Tennessee and masters and bachelors in geography from the University of Georgia.

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