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With this book Immanuel Velikovsky first presented the revolutionary results of his 10-year-long interdisciplinary research to the public, founded modern catastrophism - based on eyewitness reports by our ancestors-shook the doctrine of uniformity of geology as well as Darwin's theory of evolution, put our view of the history of our solar system, of the Earth and of humanity on a completely new basis - and caused an uproar that is still going on today.   

Worlds in Collision - written in a brilliant, easily understandable, and entertaining style and full to the brim with precise information-can be considered one of the most important and most challenging books in the history of science. Not without reason was this book found open on Einstein's desk after his death. For all those who have ever wondered about the evolution of the earth, the history of mankind, traditions, religions, mythology or just the world as it is today, Worlds in Collision is an absolute must-listen!

©2009 Shulamit V. Kogan and Ruth V. Sharon (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Janice Phillips
  • 04-10-2020

Every student should be required to read this book

This man could write almost as well as he could research. Finding him, even 70 years too late has answered questions I didn't know I had!

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  • Will
  • 20-05-2021

Awesome book! I want more!

I'm a huge fan of Immanuel Velikovsky. He works rewrite history as we know it.
Please make more audiobooks of his works.

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  • Mike Crafton
  • 19-05-2021

Eye opening scientific analysis

This author presents scientific and historical evidence for the unsettling near miss of Mars orbit bringing it within 77,000 miles of Earth in 701 BC and on other occasions.

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  • 27-03-2021

Worth it

This was fun. I'm forced to add extra words. I think I said enough. Yeah!

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  • Lou Lombardi
  • 29-12-2020

fascinating ...but dated in places

this guy did truly exhaustive research for this... very impressive.
it's easy though to zone out on all of the details.

I am not knowledgeable enough about this subject to say that he convinced me, but he does make a compelling argument.

it was published in 1950...some of his details are no longer valid but if you are familiar with the work of Wallace Thornhill, you know that many of the authors theories have been proven as well... so... the jury is still...in my opinion

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  • Eazymuny
  • 28-11-2020

very good

hearing velikovski in an English accent was a little odd, but i rather enjoyed it.

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  • g p seery
  • 27-05-2021

Garbabe, rambling, pretensious, inchorent, nonsens

Bought to see what all the fuss was about, now know why it was ridiculed

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  • rajio baggio
  • 28-02-2021

well worth considering

it becomes obvious early on that velikovsky was an excellent writer which is even more impressive when you consider that english wasn't his mother tongue. If you're interested in the tales of catastrophic events in distant antiquity, velikovsky is the best place to start, even in 2021.

How does a Belarusian psychiatrist begin an investigation into ancient mythology, and end up correctly predicting that Venus will be an extremely hot planet, and will emit radio waves? The scientific community in the 50's went insane trying to dismiss that very important question, and it still needs to be answered in my opinion. obviously modern science has a few plot holes when it come to explaining human history. Theres 2 choices: ancient humans were dumb and silly, and have nothing to teach us. Or ancient humans were pretty much exactly like us, and did have something to teach us.

if you agree with the 2nd proposition, velikovsky was doing exactly what he should have done to uncover whatever lessons might be there to find. And he was slandered for it...smh Ignore whatever you might have heard about Velikovsky both good and bad, and make up your own mind. That's what I did and I think Worlds in Collision was an excellent book, he takes ancient mythology seriously but not literally, and has the sharp mind of a trained accademic before the sickness of postmodernism took hold in the universities.

Definitely recommended to anyone with a mind open enough to entertain heretical notions.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-11-2020

Thought provoking but in places flawed

Appreciated the argument that the Chronicles of the ancients across different civilisations provided a compelling argument for actual events that run counter to some current cosmological views. Also appreciated that it was disingenious to think that these peoples could have mistaken a year for 360 days as they would have seen the seasons and sun markers cycle back through their 360 day year. Anyone who uses a lunar calendar, even for religious observences, knows this.
However the conflation of the pre-Islamic Arab's beliefs in Lat and Uzza (and their planetary associations) with Islam was an embarrassing glaring error which could shake confidence of a reader in the rest of the book (which would be unfortunate).
Towards the end of the book the author expresses a view of the Isrealites developing from Polytheism to Monotheism and could have considered, or clarified whether this was part of a longer cycle, namely an ancient monotheism, that descended into polytheism, and then returned to Monotheism.

Whether you agree with the book wholly, in parts, or totally disagree with it, it is worth a listen to them have an informed view.

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