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Signs of the Gods?

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Were humans created by outer space powers? Did extraterrestrial giants build the megaliths of Malta & the Brittany menhirs? Was the Ark of the Covenant a machine built by astronaut gods? In Signs of the Gods? Erich von Däniken travels around the globe to study the many phenomena that all point to the conclusion that thousands of years ago Earth was visited by a race of ...more
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Published November 1st 1981 by Berkley (first published 1979)
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Gary Varga
It is unfortunate that a book with so much interesting information and many fascinating theories is written as a manifesto. Erich von Däniken fails in a similar fashion to his contempories that he openly criticises.

He provides physical evidence that cannot be refuted (such as certain geographical aspects) then proceeds to jump to conclusions without enough evidence to show each step that got him there.

It is an interesting read and one which I enjoyed. This in part to its relative shortness. The
Always a pleasure reading Von Daniken. I love his conversational writing style. Some people bash for him bouncing all around but I think thats the point. If you want a super in depth analysis of a particular area of study, there are books for that. He likes to touch on many theories to show the connections and absurdity. If nothing else, its fun!!!
Alan Falcony
Mar 03, 2015 Alan Falcony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always entertaining!

I enjoyed this read very much. A lot of new information and challenging questions presented by Däniken, as usual, he makes us think of possibilities about the past, present and future. It's impressive to read his theories and discover the chance that they might have more truth to them that we imagine possible.
Naveda Suresh
Aug 13, 2013 Naveda Suresh rated it it was ok
the content was informative. but his writing was like standing in front of an eccentric madman talking away and away without a breath and all you can do is stare back.
you;d probably have to take breaths in between to really understand what hes trying to tell you.
Edwin Lowe
Mar 19, 2016 Edwin Lowe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most Convincing and Thought Provoking

You owe yourself to read and consider this book!
Those who deride the Ancient Astronaut Theory must be afraid of the ideas expressed in this book!
Dec 13, 2011 Niranj rated it it was ok
You can conveniently skip this book if you've read the other one
Larry Karafa
Aug 22, 2013 Larry Karafa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-yet
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Chris The Story Reading Ape
Jan 03, 2013 Chris The Story Reading Ape rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed
Danken may have been considered a charlatan, but he certainly knew how to get his books sold. Everything was pure conjecture, but convincingly presented and who knows, could SOME of it be true?
Feb 24, 2011 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little more far fetched than some of the other books, but still some interesting theories.
Jan 22, 2017 Ximicacan rated it it was ok
Starts out strong, provides some interesting insights, then devolves into rambling about his contemporary critics and other completely irrelevant and frankly inane things.
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Born on April 14th, 1935, in Zofingen, Switzerland, Erich von Däniken was educated at the College St-Michel in Fribourg, where already as a student he occupied his time with the study of the ancient holy writings. While managing director of a Swiss hotel, he wrote his first book, Chariots of the Gods, which was an immediate bestseller in the United States, Germany, and later in 38 other countries. ...more
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