Story, a Philosophy expert proved to be Erich von Daniken's ideological nemesis in the late 1970s/ early 1980s. After a phenomenal rise from obscurity through prison to glory in the space of three years, Erich von Daniken became a phenomenon of publishing history. Then in 'Gold of the Gods' he made a mistake, stumbled on it in the August 1974 Playboy issue and set himself up for many critics to take down.
Following a sound and sensible introduction by the late great Dr. Sagan, Story sets upon von Daniken's theories to prove their unscientific foundations. He then takes the main examples / sites of von Daniken's transgressions upon science and strips them down to prove their fallibility the way von Daniken has presented them.
This was a great work when it appeared in 1976 and it's unfortunate that it has fallen into obscurity. Story followed this up with a second treatise taking on von Danikenism in 1980. Not by coincidence, von Daniken's Space Gods were losing salience with the public and it is thanks to Story and the scientific community that pseudoscience and pyramidiocy shrank drastically in stature. Von Daniken was out for the count until the mid-90s in the English-speaking publishing world, losing him a major market. He is still around and so are the people who swallow his theories. Story's work, however, needs to be located with some effort. Now that you've read this, why not take that next step and see why 'Chariots of the Gods?' was a book for the gullible and the New Age dreamsters who never came down when Vietnam ended.