Exploring the Unknown

Great Mysteries Reexamined

Authors: Cazeau, C. J.

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The purpose of this book is to explore some of those great mysteries of the earth that have captured the popular imagination, and especially those having their roots in our specialties of archaeology and geology. The average reader probably is unfamiliar with the earth sciences or the archaeological history of man. Nor does the average reader have the time and literary resources to verify all he or she reads. Our aim is to lend a helping hand by examining the evidence that surrounds such mysteries as the legend of Atlantis and the ruins of Stonehenge, and, as logically as we can, sift truth from falsehood and exagger­ ation. Early man found himself in a world of unimaginable mysteries: meteors streaking across a star-studded sky, the darkness beyond the campfire's glow, the sound and fury of a volcano's eruption. Our earliest ancestors were probably mysteries to themselves, and totally susceptible to the subjectivity of their world. Fantasies may have been as much a formative influence as toolmaking in the early development of culture. As human beings gathered knowledge and understanding of their surroundings, old mysteries vanished, only to be replaced by others because so much was not understood.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Realms of Reason and Unreason

    Cazeau, Charles J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • From Continent to Continent

    Cazeau, Charles J. (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Stones, Suppositions, and Science

    Cazeau, Charles J. (et al.)

    Pages 29-62

  • Ancient Astronauts

    Cazeau, Charles J. (et al.)

    Pages 63-67

  • Ancient Astronauts

    Cazeau, Charles J. (et al.)

    Pages 69-88

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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4684-3535-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring the Unknown
Book Subtitle
Great Mysteries Reexamined
Authors
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-3533-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-3533-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-3535-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 284
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