Giants: The Vanished Race of Mighty Men Hardcover – 21 Jun 1979
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Norvill writes an entertaining story and brings together a wide range of data points (minimally referenced), and speculations that are certainly interesting, but it is maddening that there are no real citations and his bibliography is woefully short. His collection of data is interesting because of the way he follows the trail of the giants around the globe.
Probably of most interest is his thread about the Amorites of ancient Palestine that weaves through the book, as well as his speculations about gigantism in general and how it might be induced by environmental factors.
Another issue is his use of very questionable sources, such as Blavatsky and other occultists.
In spite of these flaws that make the book almost useless for research purposes, it is still, all in all, worth reading just for jump starting the thinking processes. He did mention a few authors and titles en passant that I will be following up, and I'll definitely be looking at the environmental growth factors if for no other reason than to increase the production of my garden!
I wouldn't pay a high price for this one unless you are a collector, but if you find a reasonable priced copy, go for it! You will be entertained and charmed by a pleasant writing style! And who knows, he may very well be right about many things.