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Good effort, uninteresting result
on 6 May 2010
With this author, when you open his books, usually from the off you are titillated by the morsels of information and the photographs supplied, to explain a sometimes alternative view to accepted history dished up by establishment "quackademics". For those who have read previous books, I am sorry to say, you will find this book a disappointment.
This book is almost like a diatribe, the last words of a maestro before he retires or dies. He puts straight items in his own history that he feels are wrong, using actual letters and correspondence as proofs.
In parts the translation from German is awkward. The few black and whites plates are practically useless as the print quality makes the detail almost invisible. The only new information I learned was on page 184 about peculiarities in the soil at Nasca.
I applaud Mr von Daniken's quest, but feel this book helps little in the journey.