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VINE VOICEon 15 July 2003
This book is worth keeping for the pictures alone. At least my copies have color and do look like coffee table books. I do not want to argue valideties. That is up to the author. But there is no other book that really covers the Piri Reis map. It seems to have disappeared form the Internet. I have been able to find a few other references now and then like other people mentioning that fact that Columbus did have a map case of sorts.
The story goes that the crew was not afraid if falling off the end of the earth but that Columbus was a poor navigator. All this flat earth stuff is much later than Columbus. The map he had was a composite and he missed his landing point. However no one else is as enthusiastic as Charles H. Hapgood is. As far as who got to the west first, it seems that anyone falling in the water would turn up here. So what is the big deal? The deal is that maps such as these are the tangible proof that others have done so.
As far as the secondary proofs as building styles, any 101 architecture class will tell you that with similar building material you get similar structures. The one information that is hard to dismiss is the artic coast line accuracy.
People may agree or disagree with conclusions drawn but the five star rating is for an excellent presentation and making people think.
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on 11 April 2004
Hapgood's book was published in 1966. It was when he identified the previously unidentified land-mass on the Piri Reis map as being Antartica pre-6,000 BC that his book caused a sensation! This is Antarctica but shown without its full ice cover! This provoked incredulity. But after much scholarly research it is clear that Piri Reis re-compiled his early 15th century map from a series of highly accurate and possibly very ancient regional maps of South America etc...with longitudes correctly shown. This pre-dates Columbus. And the (alleged) Chinese imperial naval foray to South America in the early 1400's. How so? Is this evidence of a high civilization at the end of the last Ice Age (12,000 to 8,000 BC)? Graham Hancock vigorously supports such a theory. Hapgood mentions his other (controversial) theory about crustal shift.
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VINE VOICEon 26 November 2002
This book is worth keeping for the pictures alone. At least my copies have color and do look like coffee table books. I do not want to argue validities. That is up to the author. But there is no other book that really covers the Piri Reis map; a map of the world including the western hemisphere. The math and meridian lines show a level of sophistication that was not shown in the 1400's. The suggestion is that these maps are copies of much earlier maps.

The Piri Reis map seems to have disappeared form the Internet. I have been able to find a few other references now and then of other people mentioning that fact that Columbus did have a map case of sorts; however no one else is as enthusiastic as Charles H. Hapgood is on this subject.

The story goes that the crew was not afraid of falling off the end of the earth but that Columbus was a poor navigator. All this flat earth stuff is much later than Columbus. The map he had was a composite and due to misreading the map he missed his landing point.

As far as who discovered the western hemisphere first, it seems that anyone falling in the water would turn up here/there. So what is the big deal? The deal is that maps such as these are the tangible proof that others have done so.

As far as the secondary proofs he tries to use such as similarity in building styles, yet any 101 architecture class will tell you that with similar building material you get similar structures. Though one piece of information is hard to dismiss is the depiction of the arctic coast line under the ice with accuracy.

People may agree or disagree with conclusions drawn by Charles H. Hapgood but the five star rating is for an excellent presentation and making people think.
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on 12 January 2011
If the maps are real and can be proven to be authentic, then this is an intriguing situation. I do not have sufficient background to test the claims made. An interesting read though.
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on 29 March 2014
Well worth a read, for an insight into some of the "evidence". It may not be totally convincing but makes you think, which is really good!
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on 17 October 2015
good read
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