The World's Last Mysteries

by Reader's Digest (Editor)

Hardcover, 1978



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CB311 .D4713


Readers Digest (1978), Edition: 7th, 319 pages


Profusely illustrated text discusses lost cities and civilizations, the pyramids, Stonehenge, Easter Island, and other enduring mysteries of the world.

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LibraryThing member drinkingtea
I love these types of books. The information comes in bite size snippets and entertains at the same time. Pretty pictures, too! It gives just enough information on things to allow you to waste days googling the things that you found interesting.
LibraryThing member andyray
I'd trust the facts in this book (as of 1972, anyway), but I'd toss out the editorial opinions appearing in the text, especially relating to possibilities of alien visitation. The selections are adequate, although they do seem to center on lost civiilizations that I, for one, have never heard of, and do not include such mysteries as probable life seven or eight miles beneath the ocean, or the Loch Ness "monster." Neither are there stories of archeological findings of such ancient wonders as the Colossus of Rhodes, or where those blasted golden gospels of the Mormons could be located.… (more)


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089577044X / 9780895770448

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