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Voices of the Rocks: A scientist looks at catastrophes and ancient civilizations [Paperback]

Robert M. Schoch
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7 Feb 2000

His discovery that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than previously thought leads eminent scientist, Robert Schoch to research the evidence for ancient civilisations destroyed by natural disasters. This book is the story of his search, his discoveries and his vison for the future.

Twenty million years ago a meteorite weighing 10 billion tons and moving at least 50,000 mph smashed into the Earth just below the North Pole. It vaporized on impact releasing energy equivalent to 100,000 megatons of TNT killing every living organism within thousands of miles. Before this the Arctic was covered with birch forest browsed by now extinct forms of rhinocerous and deer.
In Voices of the Rocks, Robert Schoch, a Yale scholar, geologist and palaeontologist tells a new story of the Earth written in the ancient rocks of this planet. He finds that, far from being a place of slowly shifting changes over centuries, evolution has been propelled by a series of natural disasters which have caused catastrophic shifts in continents and climates.
Driven by his astounding realignment of the age of the Sphinx he traces the evidence for the myths of Atlantis, Jericho, and other ‘lost’ civilisations and concludes that natural disasters are a part of the Earth’s regenerative cycle. In awe of the cosmic rhythms of the universe, Schoch warns against the complacent destruction of our environment which threatens our very survival as a species on this planet.



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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons (7 Feb 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0722539851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0722539859
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 774,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“At last a scholar breaks the ranks… .Schoch has provided us with a wonderful and extremely well written expose of a stunning theory that may yet rock the very foundation of the scientific and archaeological establishment… Deservedly a best-seller.”
Robert Bauval author of Orion Mystery

“Schoch puts his arguement in an engaging, intelligent, and articulate manner. A paradigm shift of monumental significance is now underway. I suspect that Voices of the Rocks is going to play a crucial part in it.”
Graham Hancock Heavens Mirror

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Twenty million years ago a meteorite weighing 10 billion tons and moving at over 50,000 miles per hour smashed into the earth close to the North Pole. It vaporised on impact, releasing energy equivalent to 100,000 megatons of TNT, killing every living organism for thousands of miles. Before this cataclysm the Arctic was covered with Birch forest and browsed by now extinct forms of rhinoceros and deer.

In 'Voices of the Rocks,' Dr Robert Schoch, a Yale scholar, geologist and palaeontologist, tells a new story of the evolution of the earth. Driven by his discovery in 1990 that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than previously thought, he traces the evidence for lost civilisations and the natural catastrophes which destroyed them. He shows that, far from being a planet of slowly shifting changes, the ecology of the Earth has been propelled by a series of cataclysmic natural disasters. Meteors, asteroids, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are just some of the destructive elements in our ecological history that threatens our planet today.

'Voices of the Rocks' is the story of Dr Schoch's search for the traces of lost civilisations, his fascinating discoveries, and the warnings we must heed if we wish to survive what ever catastrophes the future has in store for us.

"Schoch puts his arguments and his own original research into the problems of prehistory before the reader in and engaging, intelligent and articulate manner. A paradigm shift of monumental significance is now underway. I suspect that 'Voices of the Rocks' is going to play a crucial part in it."
GRAHAM HANCOCK, 'Fingerprints of the Gods' and 'Heaven's Mirror'

"Schoch's courage and honesty emerge on every page . . . it reads like a thriller."
COLIN WILSON


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5.0 out of 5 stars Intellectually stimulating, and very readable. 9 July 1999
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It is refreshing to read a scientific book which broadens the mind, and is accessible to us amateurs without being condescending. Schoch and McNally present some new concepts about civilization and the history of our planet in a manner that is exciting and makes sense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 4 Jun 1999
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I loved Voices of the Rocks! It presents fascinating information about our planet and brings that information, as well as a lot of old beliefs, under the scrutiny of modern science. The result is a fresh understanding of the earth that challenges our beliefs about previous civilizations, creates new mysteries for our consideration, and poses questions relevant to our survival. It is well written and a good read -- a book you don't want to put down!
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Not only does it read like a thriller, but it provides intriguing insights into how little we know about our past and the forces that shaped our planet and affected civilization in ways we're only beginning to fathom. This researcher really knows his stuff!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars should be required reading 2 July 1999
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it's a masterpiece and it's about time someone said those things.
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