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Ancient monuments all over the world - from the Pyramids of Giza, to Mexico, to the ancient sites of China - are also awakening, reacting to a brewing crisis not of this earth, connecting to each other in some kind of ancient global network. A small group of scientists is assembled to attempt to unravel the mystery. What they discover will change the world. Imagine that 12,000 years ago it really did rain for 40 days and 40 nights. That storms reigned supreme. Imagine that survivors of human civilization really were forced to take to boats or hide out in caves on mountaintops. Then consider that these same myths from around the world predict this kind of devastation will occur time and again. What could cause such a catastrophe? What occurs in nature with such frightening and predictable regularity? A pulsar. But this is not just any pulsar - the ordinary type that pulses once a second, a minute, or even a week. This pulses once every 12,000 years and sends out a gravity wave of such ferocity it beggars belief. Not only that, it's closer than anybody has ever imagined. For it lives in our own backyard. It is the more

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  • Electronic book text | 816 pages
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1849831386
  • 9781849831383

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"Independent" A fascinating blend of science, mythology, language and much more "Sunday Times" Teems with ideas "Mail on Sunday" It will satisfy anyone...hokum written by someone who knows what they're talking about "The Times" A wide-screen special-effects Technicolor blastshow more

About Stel Pavlou

Stel Pavlou lives in Kent. He has worked in various jobs, received a degree in American Studies and written the script for the film THE 51ST STATE, starring Samuel L Jackson and Robert Carlyle. Visit www.stelpavlou.comshow more

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