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The Mars Mystery. A Tale of the End of Two Worlds

HANCOCK, Graham & BAUVAL, Robert & GRIGSBY, John

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ISBN 10: 0718143140 / ISBN 13: 9780718143145
Verlag: Michael Joseph, London, 1998
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Titel: The Mars Mystery. A Tale of the End of Two ...

Verlag: Michael Joseph, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Hard Cover

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First published in 1998 by Michael Joseph, this is an investigation into the true antiquity and origins of human civilisation. Was there life on Mars? Is there a link between the pyramids on Mars and in Egypt? What was the giant comet that killed Mars 20,000 years ago? What can we learn from the catastrophic history of our twin planet?

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Mars holds a special fascination for us, because it is the most Earth-like planet we've yet encountered. As we continue to explore the red planet, geological evidence mounts that long ago water flowed freely across its surface, begging the question: If there was water, was there life? Graham Hancock thinks so. In fact, Hancock, a former journalist and the author of several books, including Fingerprints of the Gods, believes that certain formations on the Martian surface are the remnants of an ancient civilization--one strikingly similar to ancient Egypt--that was destroyed by a cataclysmic deep impact. Further, Hancock claims that NASA's reluctance to give credence to "The Face," "The Pyramids," and other things people see in images of the Martian surface is evidence that the U.S. space agency is motivated by cold war paranoia and mistrust. Hancock seems to be more fair-minded than many NASA critics, stating that, "what we see is a mindset, here, not a conspiracy." And indeed, one is hard-pressed to imagine why NASA isn't agreeing wholeheartedly with Hancock, since his ultimate point is that we should be paying more attention to our planetary neighbors and the skies above, lest we suffer the same fate as the Martians. Hancock raises many intriguing questions in this synthesis of unorthodox Mars theory, but those looking for applications of Ockham's razor had best search elsewhere--Hancock's theories require a leap of faith as surely as NASA's do. --Therese Littleton

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