on 3 September 2009
A fantastically detailed and interesting compilation of megalithic (and other) structures around the world with an exhaustive array of diagrams and drawings which will serve anyone well who wishes to visit these sites or conduct independent research. The idea that all such places were temples or tombs is rejected - rightly so - by the author, and that is a most encouraging step in the right direction. However, unfortunately the assumptions made are not convincing and nor are they backed up by empirical evidence (unlike similar ideas in "The Giza Power Plant"). The author also appears to accept without question the orthodox archaeological dating (based on little more than guess work) of these monuments, and makes the (to myself) naive assumption that aliens must have been involved. Nevertheless, a tremendous amount of work and thought has gone into this book, and it should be viewed as one of the forerunners of a new generation of theories which seriously question established "wisdom" - theories which can only lead us nearer to a more rational appreciation of the intelligence and purpose behind these conundrums.