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  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Duncan Baird (10 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842931636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842931639
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,686,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Knight has written five very successful books. His first book, The Hiram Key, co-authored with Robert Lomas, was published in 1996 and it immediately went into the UK top ten, bestseller list and remained there for 8 consecutive weeks. It has since been translated into 37 languages and sold over a million copies worldwide, becoming a bestseller in several countries. Alan Butler, a qualified engineer, but always fascinated by history made himself into something of an expert in astrology and astronomy. He has published four successful books on the Knights Templar and the Grail legend. He is also a published playwright and a very successful radio dramatist. They are co-authors of the best selling Civilization One. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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109 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Alpo on 28 Nov 2007
Format: Paperback
Firstly I'm not sure if I'm a critic or a supporter of this book. I've given it 4 stars because the actual data and numbers that are given are extremely interesting and need to be known by the world. The ratios of days, orbits and diameters, are correct, even if not worded properly: "The moon is exactly 400 times smaller than the sun" should be "the diameter of" the moon, sun etc.

There is clearly something in this that needs further research, but there are a couple of things that bother me about the book.

I personally will not come to a conclusion about what all this means until I have analyzed it far more thoroughly. I might never come to a conclusion about it ever, unless there is an actual fact that proves or disproves something.

That is my main problem with this book, the conclusions the authors come to, have no evidence to support them, its pure speculation. Don't get me wrong, the planetary mechanics and ratios are amazing, and are far too perfect to be coincidence, but that doesn't mean that people from the future did it all, which is what the authors state is their best theory. Theres just as much evidence to support that idea as there is to say the whole solar system is the poo of a giant space fish.

I recommend everyone reads this book before they come to any conclusion and once they've read it don't just settle with the authors ideas. there are more possibilities than just god, aliens or people from the future. Perhaps the solar system is a living organism or maybe theres a completely natural phenomenon where for some reason not yet known to physics, planets harmonize themselves with each other on many different levels ie size, rotation, who knows?
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Dan on 19 Sep 2010
Format: Paperback
It's true that when reading books of this nature which question mainstream science (of which there are many now) that you mustn't get carried away with the train of though whilst leaving your analytical baggage behind. It's easy to get whipped up in the premise and accept practically everything presented in order to help support the notion that simply reading a book can turn the world on its head. But at the same time, the same can be said of mainstream education and science. What we think we know is only accurate in light of all the evidence and verifiable facts available at the time - and should the sands of evidence shift then so should the edifices that are founded on them.

So then, the book. The authors have done a good job in presenting a sound argument for there being a mathematical relationship between The Sun, Moon and Earth. As mentioned in other reviews, the relationships and their interplay between the bodies appears mind boggling. If it is true that these ratios are only present in and between Sun, Moon and Earth and no other planetary body in the solar system then it gets you pondering what the statistical chances are and how it could have occurred.

The fact that the moon is where it is with the apparent composition it has also appears, according to the authors, to confound common sense. Naturally, it's unhealthy to just accept what were told here at face value but if their assertions are accurate then science still has many questions to answer. A frequent theme in books like this is that science often feels the need to adopt a hypothesis and present it as final fact whilst still half baked. In this case, it's the 'Big Whack' theory of moon formation that gets put back under the microscope.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Uuoret on 14 Nov 2013
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Read "Our Spaceship Moon" by Don Wilson, and his sequel "Secrets of our Spaceship Moon" (both unfortunately well out of print and subsequently expensive...!), marry them up with this book, then make your own mind up. THERE IS NO DOUBT. If only 1% is true, then we have a real problem. I'm consolidating them all (with others), and will be in print in 2014.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By asdap on 8 Dec 2013
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Sounds a bit quirky but I have to say the facts included don`t half make you think! I am a sceptical old bugger but the recurring pattern of numbers and the possibilities of hidden information is mind blowing.. A Great Read !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anyanka on 12 July 2014
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Ridiculous but thoroughly enjoyable. I was glued to it. It discusses a variety of different discoveries and was really very very interesting. It hasn't convinced me but I would read it again in a shot and have already bought another by the authors. If you're on the fence about buying it, I'd say get it, you don't have to agree with it to enjoy it. Best read I've read in a long time!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fair Comment on 5 Oct 2013
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If there is any substance to the notion that the moon may have been constructed it is obviously a truly remarkable discovery that is worthy of the widest attention. The question is, is there enough evidence to support this? The evidence that is presented includes 'coincidences' in the paths of the sun and moon in the sky, their similar sizes as viewed for Earth and their relative sizes; the relative sizes of the Earth and moon, and the round-number size of the moon in units derived from dividing up the Earth into 366 degrees. The authors seem to show there is something going on here, although the case is far from clear-cut, mainly because some of the mathematical relationships are transient, changing over time. Still, the other evidence they present is supportive, such as indications from the moon landings that the moon is at least partially hollow. The book seems rather padded out to make it long enough for publication, including digressions and rather tedious basic explanations of such things as evolution for the benefit of the uninformed. However the most serious flaw is the authors' conclusion as to 'who made the moon', which rather defies the Occam's Razor test that they applaud elsewhere in the book. They come up with the most far-fetched and unlikely option, mainly I think because whilst they seem to accept that life could not have created itself, ergo God must exist, they do not question the veracity of Darwinian evolution from basic cells. This rather blinkers their thinking and prevents them conceiving that ancient humans or aliens could have been responsible, for me a much more believable notion that would fit in well with the writings of others such as Zecharia Sitchin and Richard Hoagland.
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