Chariots of the Gods by Erich Von Daniken

Chariots of the Gods

byErich Von Daniken

Paperback | December 10, 1998

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The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.

Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers—and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it...

The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
• An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
• Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
• Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
• A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
• A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes

Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization.

About The Author

Erich von Däniken is arguably the most widely read and most-copied nonfiction author in the world. He published his first (and best-known) book, Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. The worldwide best-seller and was followed by 32 more books, including The Eyes of the Sphinx, Twilight of the Gods, History Is Wrong, Evidence of the Go...

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Title:Chariots of the GodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.98 × 5.02 × 0.66 inPublished:December 10, 1998Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0425166805

ISBN - 13:9780425166802

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of ContentsTitle PageCopyright PageForewordIntroduction Chapter 1 - Are There Intelligent Beings in the Cosmos?Chapter 2 - When Our Spaceship Landed on Earth ...Chapter 3 - The Improbable World of the UnexplainedChapter 4 - Was God an Astronaut?Chapter 5 - Fiery Chariots from the HeavensChapter 6 - Ancient Imagination and Legends, or Ancient Facts?Chapter 7 - Ancient Marvels or Space Travel Centers?Chapter 8 - Easter Island—Land of the Bird MenChapter 9 - The Mysteries of South America and Other OdditiesChapter 10 - The Earth’s Experience of SpaceChapter 11 - The Search for Direct CommunicationChapter 12 - Tomorrow BibliographyIndexBerkley Books by Erich von DänikenCHARIOTS OF THE GODS SIGNS OF THE GODS PATHWAYS TO THE GODS        Most Berkley Books are available at special quantity discounts for bulk purchases for sales promotions, premiums, fund-raising, or educational use. Special books, or book excerpts, can also be created to fit specific needs. For details, write: Special Markets, The Berkley Publishing Group, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. CHARIOTS OF THE GODS A Berkley Book / published by arrangement with the author PRINTING HISTORY G. P. Putnam’s Sons edition / February 1970 G. P. Putnam / Berkley Medallion edition / April 1977 Berkley mass market edition / September 1980 Berkley trade paperback edition / January 1999 All rights reserved.Copyright © 1999 by Erich von Däniken.Copyright © 1968 by Econ-Verlag GMBH.English translation © 1969 by Michael Heron and Souvenir Press. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission. For information address: The Berkley Publishing Group, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. The Penguin Putnam Inc. World Wide Web site address is ISBN: 9781101076125 BERKLEY®Berkley Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.BERKLEY and the “B” design are trademarks belonging to Berkley Publishing Corporation.  19 20ForewordIt was more than a quarter of a century ago—in February 1968—that my first book, Memories of the Future, was published by Econ, a German publisher. I had written the book two years earlier, but rejection letters from publishers fluttered on my desk with great regularity: “Sorry, not usable for our program ... ,” “We are very sorry ... ,” “We don’t want to go this way ... ,” “We recommend a more esoteric publisher....”In later years I was often asked how this publishing miracle happened, to finally place this controversial work with a renowned textbook house. Today I can finally confess: with outside help and a little discretion.I met Dr. Thomas von Randow, then the science editor of the weekly Die Zeit, in the summer of 1967. He leafed through the neatly typed manuscript, examined some of the peculiar pictures, and decided, “This is not for us. You have to publish it as a book.”“And how does one find a publisher?”Dr. von Randow puffed on his pipe, looked me straight in the eyes: “I do know a publisher. I could just give him a noncommittal call, if you wish.”He picked up the telephone and asked to be connected with Dr. Erwin Barth von Wehrenalp, the chief of Econ Publishing. The blood rushed to my head. After all, I knew what Dr. von Randow could not know: My manuscript had already been turned down by Econ. Naturally, the ensuing conversation stuck in my gray brain cells.

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There's a pyramid that contains an alien astronaut as well as spaceflight navigation charts that are 1,000 years old. Maps of the chilling land beneath the ice caps of Antarctica. These are but a few of the shocking theories that Erich von Daniken proffers in the highly-provocative Chariots of the Gods. This groundbreaking classic features theories of mankind's earliest meetings with alien creatures and alien worlds. This fully updated version of the perennially best-selling classic features a new introduction by van Daniken and striking photos that show man's initial contact with aliens.

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This author is nuts! In his book, he claims that astronauts visited the Earth thousands of years ago, which gave rise to ancient civilizations. He has so many crazy theories, but they are interesting and fun to read. If you like UFOs, Atlantis and other unexplained mysteries -- and whether you are a skeptic or not -- you might like this book. LESLEY METCALFECHAPTERS #760, VAUGHAN, ONTARIO