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.