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It is one of the few scientific books of the past centuries that have a direct profound importance for humanity - individuals and society alike. In fact it is a book that puts our present view of the world on a whole new fundament - not in some abstract specialized disciplines remote from practical life, but in a broad range of areas like astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, paleontology, biology, history, archaeology, literature, ethnology, theology, mythology, psychology; and in addition it has an important influence on the way man sees himself individually and socially.
It is the first time in centuries that a scientist didn't choose the direct way to his specialized colleagues in order to make the results of his research known, but addressed himself to the general public in a simple and clear language and presentation - for which he was harshly punished by the scientific establishment.
It is exactly this reaction from representatives of the "objective" sciences - that even match some medieval practices - which shows that this book deeply shakes the foundations of our knowledge - and belief. Because of this book being so special, it has deeply penetrated the consciousness of many people. Others however have preferred to forget it - or at least would like to do so. Due to this purposeful oblivion a younger generation doesn't even know about it any more, although today - almost 60 years after its first publication - it hasn't become less of a subject. On the contrary due to new results of scientific research and recent geological and climatic developments its importance has even increased. This, too, is something special in the flood of today's short-lived literary and scientific `flash in the pans'.
It is important for everyone of us and for science at large to deal with this book. Therefore we are happy to take upon ourselves the responsible task of making the complete works of Immanuel Velikovsky - not just this book - available to the public again in its unchanged form. Publishing this book - and this unfortunately also is something special for non-fiction - has required a fair amount of courage, which we proudly and consciously muster up. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I first read this original edition hardcover book as an 18-year-old in 1966. I was amazed! I thought I was well-studied and knowledgeable at that time but, to me, most of these... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Chris Gregory
It is difficult to find adjectives to describe this amazing work of literature. This is the book that turned the scientific world on it's ear over 60 years ago, and not without... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edison
An exceptional piece of research. Validates Scripture as accurate. Although he is not a believer it is a must read if YOU believe the Word.Published 4 months ago by God's Child
I used Worlds in Collision as a research book when I was studying the Medicine Wheel formations of Canada. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Judy Weston
First published in 1950, Immanuel Velikovsky wrote the most controversial, eye-opening, and well-written work entitled "Worlds in Collision," which brought forth a notion of a... Read morePublished on March 16 2008 by ZSky
I sometimes wonder why it is so hard to get books such as this one and why it is not being reprinted again. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2008 by Aeneas
all these reveiwers are missing the point of his books.
this is not the only book velikovsky wrote on this subject, he wrote one book based on historical 'evidence' and... Read more
This book is a lot of fun, and worth reading. I dont understand all the fuss over its publication however. Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by Black Flag
There is simply not enough room to refute the ideas concieved by Velikovsky. If you believe in his hypothesis's (remember, a theory has some evidence) then you owe it to yourself... Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by Trent Diamanti