Professor Mike Baillie argues that the Earth has undergone several catastrophic encounters with comets, or their debris, over the last five thousand years, and that these cosmic devastations are accurately preserved in Old Testament and Chinese texts, and in many myths and legends across the world. This extraordinary scenario is based on the scientific analysis of ancient tree-ring patterns.
It is only now, with the firm chronological framework provided by the tree rings, that the story can be put together. There is no doubt that the story is surprising. However, it would be easier to believe that the account in this book is true than to believe that all the apparently logical steps could just be one big mistake. The reader must judge.
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If Baillie is right, history has overlooked probably the single most important explanation for the intermittent progress of civilisation.... if the author is not carried shoulder-high for broaching this important subject, it will be because his doomsday scenario offers little in the way of an immediate technical fix. -- New Scientist, Ben Rudder
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