- Hardcover: 299 pages
- Publisher: Universe Pub (August 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0876633793
- ISBN-13: 978-0876633793
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cosmic Serpent
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The chief purpose of these 6 chapters is to persuade the reader that comets of varying sizes and speeds have struck the Earth in its history at rather regular intervals. And further, that commentary collisions could have caused glaciation, mass extinctions. In this, they have been convincing, in my opinion.
Starting with chapter 7, the authors attempt to recover traces of Earth's encounter with comets preserved in human record. They mention Chinese & Korean sources that had documented observing comets in the sky but then proceed, in a not-very-convincing manner, to identify comets with ancient myths & legends of the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Hebrews and other ancient people.
The weakest chapter of the book, titled "1369 BC", is an attempt to account for the story of Exodus in Torah, the myth of Flood of the Sumerians, the destruction of Knossos and other such events by attributing them to Earth colliding with one (or multiple) comets of varying sizes.Read more ›