- Gebundene Ausgabe: 344 Seiten
- Verlag: Crown; Auflage: 1 (9. Juni 1998)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0609600869
- ISBN-13: 978-0609600863
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 3,2 x 16,5 x 23,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 38 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 708.002 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Mars Mystery: The Secret Connection Between Earth and the Red Planet (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 9. Juni 1998
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Mars holds a special fascination for us, because it is the most Earth-like planet we've yet encountered. As we continue to explore the red planet, geological evidence mounts that long ago water flowed freely across its surface, begging the question: If there was water, was there life? Graham Hancock thinks so. In fact, Hancock, a former journalist and the author of several books, including Fingerprints of the Gods, believes that certain formations on the Martian surface are the remnants of an ancient civilization--one strikingly similar to ancient Egypt--that was destroyed by a cataclysmic deep impact. Further, Hancock claims that NASA's reluctance to give credence to "The Face," "The Pyramids," and other things people see in images of the Martian surface is evidence that the U.S. space agency is motivated by cold war paranoia and mistrust. Hancock seems to be more fair-minded than many NASA critics, stating that, "what we see is a mindset, here, not a conspiracy." And indeed, one is hard-pressed to imagine why NASA isn't agreeing wholeheartedly with Hancock, since his ultimate point is that we should be paying more attention to our planetary neighbors and the skies above, lest we suffer the same fate as the Martians. Hancock raises many intriguing questions in this synthesis of unorthodox Mars theory, but those looking for applications of Ockham's razor had best search elsewhere--Hancock's theories require a leap of faith as surely as NASA's do. --Therese Littleton
"Hancock revels in presenting his readers with a vast wealth of information. He builds his case fact by fact,
find by find, until one is overwhelmed by the evidence that draws to an inevitable conclusion."
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mars is the fourth major planet from the Sun, named after the Roman god of war because of its reddish colour. Mars has an elliptical orbit, and so its distance from the Earth varies considerably. Its mean distance from the Sun is 228 million km, about half as far again as is the Earth. A Martian day, or sol, is 24.6 Earth hours, and the Martian year is approximately 687 Earth days. The planet has two small satellites, Phobos and Deimos. Like the Earth, Mars has seasons because of an oblique axis of rotation and the presence of an atmosphere. It is, however, much colder: the mean surface atmospheric temperature is only -23o C. Mars is a small planet, having a mean diameter of 6,790 km, approximately half that of the Earth. Also, its density, 3.933 grams per cubic centimetre, is lower than that of Earth. Mars' thin atmosphere is composed predominantly of carbon dioxide, with some nitrogen and argon. Traces of water vapour have also been detected. The perennial part of the ice caps consists of water ice and the seasonal parts of frozen carbon dioxide.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Mars was once wet, and it wouldn't be surprising to find fossils of primitive life, or maybe life there now. Intelligent life is unlikely, but perhaps not impossible. NASA should end its hypocracy, and dedicate some time with these probes to studying the Cydonia region, to answer the lingering questions.
The only odd thing proposed in this book, is the continuing search for some "lost civilization." Many cultures share the story of a massive flood in the Middle East having disasterous effects on mankind, which has shown to be rooted in reality (See the book "Noah's Flood). But what evidence of some super-advanced civilization before then?
Are similar monument designs around the world inherited from some super race or Martians, or the logical ends of ancient peoples whom relied on the same stars and math for calendars and agriculture?
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Längst hat der Mars Global Surveyor die Hoffnung all derer, die von künstlichen Monumenten in Cydonia träumten, zerstört, Gesicht und Pyramiden haben sich als... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 9. Januar 2001 veröffentlicht
Although any book dealing with such an enthralling subject has some possibilities of making inroads in a reader's mind this one, like many others of its kind, falls short even of a... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 18. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
"The Mars Mystery" is for the most part typical Graham Hancock. Like "Fingerprints of the Gods," "Heaven's Mirror," and his other works, Hancock... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 16. Mai 2000 von Michael Bulger
This is truly hilarious. Anyone who doubted Mr. Hancock's grip on reality should check this out. Of course his cult following will believe anything he says or writes, but this... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 10. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht
The book was pieced together very quickly, but I think the connection is there. Some readers thought that the pyramids of Cydonia are natural. HA! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 18. März 2000 veröffentlicht
The Mars Mystery is a good book as far as the science is concerned; I confirmed some of the astronomy and most of the Geology with professors of mine. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 13. März 2000 veröffentlicht
This is hilarious. All the devotees of Hancock's ideas about the ancient history of humankind must surely have gulped when they read this. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 8. März 2000 veröffentlicht
Graham Hancock talents are his engaging writing style and his detective skills. His previous works are all marked by a truly arduous hunt for clues, a thorough and cautious... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 30. Januar 2000 von Michael Cooper
Like so many other Hancock readers, I have read all of his previously written books, but note in other reviews, the absence of any mention about what I consider to be his most... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 18. Dezember 1999 von Barbara D. Bullas