Cataclysm!: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 B.C. Paperback – Sep 1 1997
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"Allan and Delair do a brilliant job in revealing that researchers have barely touched the tip of the iceberg of events that shook the Earth around 9,577 B.C. . . . This book is an essential handbook to our ancient past: a brave multi-disciplinary approach that should be applauded." (Rand Flem-Ath, coauthor, When the Sky Fell)
About the Author
D.S. Allan, a Cambridge M.A., is a science historian specializing in paleogeography, particularly in the Arctic regions. A science teacher for many years, he is a skilled cartographer and has made a special study of evidence for climatic and landform change in recent geological times. He lives in Basildon, Essex, England. J.B. Delair, B.Sc., is an Oxford-based geologist with wide international and commercial field experience. An anthropologist, he has a special interest in animal and plant distribution and in tribal traditions. He is the Museum Curator of Geology at University of Southampton, England.
Top Customer Reviews
Even so, this is a fascinating book which makes one think, in the vein of Graham Hancock's "Fingerprints of the Gods" but with greater emphasis on the natural sciences although mythology and legend are also briefly discussed.
It is refreshing to see scientific orthodoxy challenged, and although the authors may err in some of their assumptions, there is still enough here of value to make you think and wonder.
Every chapter has an extensive bibliography and the text is amply illuminated with maps, tables and figures. There are seven appendices and a detailed index.
What I found particularly fascinating is Map 2A: "A tentative reconstruction of the pre-catastrophic Pleistocene World," showing much larger continents and smaller, scattered seas.
I highly recommend this book for its multi-disciplinary approach, its bold rejection of the ice age theory (called "the icy chimera") and the interesting alternative history it proposes. Read it to broaden your outlook on our planet's unknown recent past.
They may not be exactly correct regarding the astronomical plots (orbital mechanics would have really skewed the path they described) BUT it is possible, indeed probable, that what they propose could be correct.
A good geologist or other scientist will find this work on par with one of the great classics since after reading it something just goes click and everything makes sense unlike the Ice Ages theory. Occam's razor is at work all through this book and you will NOT regret reading it.
Most recent customer reviews
This book is a republication of "When the earth nearly died"
Just thought you would like to know in case you already have a copy.
This book is another in a series of conglomerations of pseudo-science, where limited amounts of facts are admixed with a surfeit of ad hominem conclusions, and presented as a... Read morePublished on April 4 2002 by Jerald R Lovell
This book is absolutely chock full of scientific evidence that helps
explain the earthly changes forecast in the book of Revelation. Read more
I read this book about a year ago and I still often think on its theory and talk about it with others. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2002 by Alan Dale Daniel
I definitely agree with the fact that modern geology is willing to comply with catastrophes that happened a long time a go, but only (naturally) when valid proof is given. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2001 by David Pontoppidan
Cataclysm! is advertised as a book which "calls into question many current geological theories." Unfortunately this volume turned out to be one of a genre of literature that... Read morePublished on July 5 2001 by Daniel Phelps
This book has very few good points. Its science is so flawed that it really demonstrates that what gets published is what will sell. Read morePublished on June 16 2000 by Glen Ward
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