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WORLDS IN COLLISION. (Used)

by Velikovsky, Immanuel.

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Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 10739, 10739

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9th printing, cloth, 401pp. It was with this book, his first, that Velikovsky launched his radical theory that twice in historic times the planets broke out of their orbits and ran amok, causing enormous cataclysms, once around 1500 B.C., and again around 8th century B.C. This caused the ancients to revise their calendars and generated a new conception of the cosmos. Velikovsky was ridiculed for his theory and banished to the crank zone by orthodoxy and to this day it is nearly impossible to find his name listed in any large history or biographical dictionary. The outcry was so hysterical that leading scientists called this book "the greatest scientific fraud ever perpetuated" (Harlow Shipley). Scientists by the thousands, many of whom admitted they had never read the book, organized a boycott of the publisher's textbook division, and Macmillan was quickly forced to suspend publication of Worlds in Collision. Velikovsky fought back and challenged the establishment to find one single incorrect fact in his book, none were found. Then Doubleday bought the rights (they had no vulnerable textbook department) and with their support the book went on to become an international bestseller, in print to this day. Needless to say, many of his theories have now grudgingly been found correct in many instances. It must be pointed out how crucial the support of Doubleday was to the success of this book. It is unlikely that now, with only a few giant multinational corporations in control of the world's publishing that this book would have ever been republished without resorting to a vanity house or self-publishing, a method that is doomed to failure except in the most unusual circumstances.

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