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Graham Hancock

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About the Author

Author and journalist Graham Hancock was an East African correspondent for the Economist and covered the Ogaden war between Somalia and Ethiopia for the London Sunday Times. Hancock has written a number of books, among them African Ark: Peoples of the Horn, Lords of Poverty, (which earned an näytä lisää honorable mention for the H.L. Mencken Award for outstanding book of journalism in 1990), Journey Through Pakistan, and the international bestseller The Sign and the Seal, which documents Hancock's real-life quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant. Also the author of the top bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock has appeared on television with Michael Palin in his Pole to Pole series. He has also made appearances on the BBC, CNN, and the National Geographic's Explorer series to discuss stories related to his book The Sign and the Seal. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Fingerprints of the Gods (1995) 1,816 kappaletta
Magicians of the Gods (2015) 381 kappaletta
Entangled (2010) 94 kappaletta
War God: Nights of the Witch (2013) 63 kappaletta
Under Ethiopian skies (1983) 15 kappaletta
AIDS: The Deadly Epidemic (1986) 9 kappaletta
Temples and Stars (1998) 8 kappaletta
The Beauty of Pakistan (1988) 7 kappaletta
The Beauty of Historic Ethiopia (1994) 6 kappaletta
Discovering Ethiopia (1987) 6 kappaletta
Fingerprints of the Gods {revised; 2 of 2; Japanese} (2000) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Dark Discoveries - Issue #32 (2015) 2 kappaletta
Beauty of Addis Ababa (1995) 2 kappaletta
Simbolo y señal (1993) 1 kappale
Mars Mystery 1 kappale

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Entertaining but only a quarter of the book is actually about the title topic, the rest recaps his earlier books and the state of the current science, serving to put his suggested progenitor civilization somewhere in America. There's a minimum of Hancock's more outlandish claims in here, such as these ancestors having psychic powers, shaping stone with sound and other nonsense. Stripped of that, what's left is a semi plausible story of cosmic impacts that destroy a continent of an early civilization that then spreads out over the world and leaves a similar cultural heritage and myths.… (lisätietoja)
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A.Godhelm | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 20, 2023 |
Hancock's first stab at his now infinitely more popular theories is insightful in just how much of the more hyperbolic and less popular alternative ideas he's ditched through the years (here the crust displacement hypothesis plays a very prominent role in trying to make it all add up despite evidence to the contrary). Clearly written with an eye toward the success of Däniken's Chariots of the Gods, Hancock can act confident as he stabs the 'need for an alien hypothesis' in the side, replacing it with a far less extravagant prior (atlantean) civilization, of which we ultimately learn next to nothing.
Still it's hard not to get sucked in to the enthusiasm and travelogue sections. There's always that kernel of something interesting in the center and the connective tissues in familiar civilizational developments across the world just seems all too coincidental. Which is probably why he's been more successful the less he speaks about sound vibrations used for drilling or levitating blocks of rock with psychic powers.
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A.Godhelm | 34 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 20, 2023 |
"Non sai Asclepio, che l'Egitto e' un'immagine del cielo? Oppure, per essere piu' precisi, che in Egitto tutte le operazioni dei poteri che governano e agiscono nel cielo sono state trasferite sulla terra che si trova al di sotto?" (p. 99)

"E io - disse Ermes - rendero' gli esseri umani intelligenti, conferiro' loro la saggezza e faro' conoscere loro la verita'. Non cessero' mai di trarre beneficio dalla vita degli esseri mortali; e poi colmero' ciascuno di benefici, quando la forza della natura che agisce in lui e' in armonia con il movimento delle stelle al di sopra". (p. 172)

- La nostra mente ha perso la sua acutezza, stentiamo a capire gli antichi. - Gregorio di Tours, VI sec. d.C.

Le stelle sbiadiscono come il ricordo nell'istante che precede l'alba. Il sole appare basso a est, dorato come un occhio aperto. Cio' che puo' essere nominato deve esistere. Cio' che viene nominato puo' essere scritto. Cio' che e' scritto deve essere ricordato. Cio' che e' ricordato vive. Nella terra d'Egitto va errando Osiride. (p. 345)

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NewLibrary78 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 22, 2023 |
As the Mea culpa in his heart-stopping trilogy, Hancock's 'Night Of Sorrows' delivers and deliver some more. Part myth, part history it charts Cortez's final struggle against the Aztecs as well as confronting contumacious Spaniards behind his back.

Once again, Hancock's narrative is on point and his relation of La Noche Triste is riveting and riveting some more.

Overall, this is the finale of a series which will have you on the edge of your seat.
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Amarj33t_5ingh | Jul 8, 2022 |



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