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The Cosmic Serpent [Hardcover]

Victor Clube , Bill Napier
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Universe Pub (Aug 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876633793
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876633793
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,832,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Important Works 5 Mar 2008
Format:Hardcover
Two British astronomers, Victor Clube and Bill Napier, wrote an intriguing work entitled "The Cosmic Serpent," which addressed the origins of the comets, historical impacts, and mythology equals history of comets. With roughly 280 pages and eleven chapters (including Epilogue), this book is quite a fascinating read.

The first part of the book deals with an interesting perspective of our galaxy involvement in the cosmic processes and how other stars can possibly deflect or "knock" the comets in the direction of the Sun, as well a look at the question of where the comets come from. Then, the authors go on to discuss the question of impacts and the role of cometary bombardment in mass extinctions and the Earth changes, including that of the ice ages.

The last part of the book, which intrigued me, focuses on the examination of ancient history, archeology, and mythology where the comets were seen. The authors then pointed out that the comets were originally the principal mythological sky gods, such as Zeus of the Greek mythology and Osiris of the Egyptian mythology. And, because they were "gods," they tend to be dismissed and become "meaningless" in the eyes of the modern scientific community. Chapter Nine of this book focuses on the battle of Zeus and Typhon, which may have taken place in 1369 BC (which is further discussed in tenth chapter), and the question of clues in the myths as cosmic connections. The authors made strong point that the comets were seen number of times in our prehistoric skies and they were depicted in our mythology as well in the biblical accounts.

They also mentioned that the scientific community had overlooked the seriousness of so-called short-period comets in our past and dismissed the possibility of comets in disguise of mythological sky gods.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 27 May 2014
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Thin, but pretty dense. Spends the first half laying the groundwork. Second half makes their case for comet encounters driving the rise and fall of ancient civilizations. Reviews biblical and mythological reporting of signs and portents in the sky which are closely followed by impacts. There was a reason the ancients were so freaked out by dragons and that the myths of them were nearly universal. Good read. Get it. Cheers -
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Important Works 5 Mar 2008
By Zadius Sky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Two British astronomers, Victor Clube and Bill Napier, wrote an intriguing work entitled "The Cosmic Serpent," which addressed the origins of the comets, historical impacts, and mythology equals history of comets. With roughly 280 pages and eleven chapters (including Epilogue), this book is quite a fascinating read.

The first part of the book deals with an interesting perspective of our galaxy involvement in the cosmic processes and how other stars can possibly deflect or "knock" the comets in the direction of the Sun, as well a look at the question of where the comets come from. Then, the authors go on to discuss the question of impacts and the role of cometary bombardment in mass extinctions and the Earth changes, including that of the ice ages.

The last part of the book, which intrigued me, focuses on the examination of ancient history, archeology, and mythology where the comets were seen. The authors then pointed out that the comets were originally the principal mythological sky gods, such as Zeus of the Greek mythology and Osiris of the Egyptian mythology. And, because they were "gods," they tend to be dismissed and become "meaningless" in the eyes of the modern scientific community. Chapter Nine of this book focuses on the battle of Zeus and Typhon, which may have taken place in 1369 BC (which is further discussed in tenth chapter), and the question of clues in the myths as cosmic connections. The authors made strong point that the comets were seen number of times in our prehistoric skies and they were depicted in our mythology as well in the biblical accounts.

They also mentioned that the scientific community had overlooked the seriousness of so-called short-period comets in our past and dismissed the possibility of comets in disguise of mythological sky gods. It is not just the mythologies that can be an evidence for the cometary events, but it is the physical evidence of catastrophic events in the past, including the Tunguska event and the craters on the Moon, Mars, and Earth.

Personally, I found this work to be of importance for many whom needs to be aware of the cometary threats, especially in our near future. Both "The Cosmic Serpent" and The Cosmic Winter are important works by Clube and Napier, yet not easily available, and they should be published once more for the public. I would strongly recommend these books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Book for Understanding Religion 10 Dec 2012
By Laura Knight-Jadczyk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you have never read this book and you like rational explanations for things, then you are in for a treat. This is THE book that explains the origins of religion in our ancient past. Along the way, you will learn a lot of science and odd, interesting facts about our sky and our historical past. It's well written, entertaining, not heavy on math or jargon, and it really ought to be required reading in all high schools.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The return of Satan's ghost 18 July 2009
By Ken McClellan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Ancient man looked at comets as the gods and one particular giant comet as the very Devil himself -- Ahriman. Zoroaster said this object returned about every 12,000 years ... or twice with every precession of the equinoxes. In their books Cosmic Serpent and Cosmic Winter, Victor Clube and Bill Napier are saying we have not escaped the cloud of debris that periodically upset our ancestors. In their estimation, there is a one- or two-percent chance within any human lifetime that a multi-megaton impact will take place on our tiny planet. If you have ever worried about disasters of Biblical proportions, this book is a classic.
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book, well worth reading 3 Oct 2013
By David M. Barker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The authors present wondrous information about what some still consider unconventional science and astronomy. This work is of major significance in the quest for real truth in science, history, and myth.
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