Mysteries from Forgotten Worlds

Mysteries from Forgotten Worlds

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 106.68 x 177.8 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16ill.
  • 0552094714
  • 9780552094719

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A tantalizing book about the knowledge and culture of bygone civilizations, full of current speculations diligently culled from ancient legends, recent mystics, and the research of others. Every in. explicable phenomenon and artifact from the pyramids of Egypt and South America to remnants of underwater cities to alphabet similarities between distantly-placed cultures to fossil and geological and archaeological anomalies is used in support of increasingly fashionable theories regarding, for example, lost continents and early civilizations so advanced they might have ended (admittedly a wild guess) in atomic annihilation. The bind of the conservative scientific establishment - which either ignores or refuses to acknowledge possible explanations of otherwise incomprehensible data that would totally shake up our conception of history and ourselves - of course does not apply to this popularizer of other people's ideas, who no doubt errs on the side of imagination in an attempt to balance the scales of the apparently not-very-common-sense-truth behind our once "rational" world. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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