Search - List of Books by Immanuel Velikovsky

"My earliest memory is dreamlike: in a small orchard or garden I am carried on the arm, I believe, of my father; there was a group of grown-ups, my mother among them, and the group was slowly walking in the orchard, it seems toward the house." -- Immanuel Velikovsky
Immanuel Velikovsky (???????? ???????????) (Vitebsk, 10 June 1895 (NS) — 17 November 1979) was a Russian-born American independent scholar, best known as the author of a number of controversial books reinterpreting the events of ancient history, in particular the US bestseller Worlds in Collision, published in 1950. Earlier, he played a role in the founding of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and was a respected psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

His books use comparative mythology and ancient literary sources (including the Bible) to argue that Earth has suffered catastrophic close-contacts with other planets (principally Venus and Mars) in ancient times. In positioning Velikovsky among catastrophists including Hans Bellamy, Ignatius Donnelly, and Johann Gottlieb Radlof, the British astronomers Victor Clube and Bill Napier noted ". . . Velikovsky is not so much the first of the new catastrophists . . . ; he is the last in a line of traditional catastrophists going back to mediaeval times and probably earlier." Velikovsky argued that electromagnetic effects play an important role in celestial mechanics. He also proposed a revised chronology for ancient Egypt, Greece, Israel and other cultures of the ancient Near East. The revised chronology aimed at explaining the so-called "dark age" of the eastern Mediterranean (ca. 1100 — 750 BCE) and reconciling biblical history with mainstream archaeology and Egyptian chronology.

In general, Velikovsky's theories have been vigorously rejected or ignored by the academic community. Nonetheless, his books often sold well and gained an enthusiastic support in lay circles, often fuelled by claims of unfair treatment for Velikovsky by orthodox academia. The controversy surrounding his work and its reception is often referred to as "the Velikovsky affair".

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Total Books: 67
Stargazers and Gravediggers
2012 - Stargazers and Gravediggers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906833176
ISBN-10: 1906833176
Genre: Science & Math
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Ages in Chaos III Peoples of the Sea
2011 - Ages in Chaos III Peoples of the Sea (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906833152
ISBN-10: 190683315X
Genre: History
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Mankind in Amnesia
2010 - Mankind in Amnesia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781906833169
ISBN-10: 1906833168
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Ages in Chaos II Ramses II and His Time
2010 - Ages in Chaos II Ramses II and His Time (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906833145
ISBN-10: 1906833141
Genre: History
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Worlds in Collision
2009 - Worlds in Collision (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781906833114
ISBN-10: 1906833117
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Earth in Upheaval
2009 - Earth in Upheaval (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781906833121
ISBN-10: 1906833125
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Ages in Chaos I From the Exodus to King Akhnaton
2009 - Ages in Chaos I From the Exodus to King Akhnaton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906833138
ISBN-10: 1906833133
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Ages In Chaos - From The Exodus To King Akhnaton - Vol I
2008 - Ages in Chaos - From the Exodus to King Akhnaton - Vol I (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781443727419
ISBN-10: 1443727415
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Ages in Chaos
2005 - Ages in Chaos (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780848814977
ISBN-10: 0848814975
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Mondes en collision  Le Livre vnement du plus grand visionnaire du XXe sicle plus un dossier complet de 70 pages sur l'auteur
Peoples of the Sea
1997 - Peoples of the Sea (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781568490212
ISBN-10: 1568490216
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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Ages in Chaos A Reconstruction of Ancient History from the Exodus to King Akhnaton
1997 - Ages in Chaos a Reconstruction of Ancient History From the Exodus to King Akhnaton [Hebrew translation - Hebrew Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789659006601
ISBN-10: 9659006608
Genre: Nonfiction
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Ages in Chaos Was there a Dark Age in Greece
1997 - Ages in Chaos Was There a Dark Age in Greece [Hebrew translation - Hebrew Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789659006618
ISBN-10: 9659006616
Genre: Nonfiction
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Ramses the 2nd and His Time
1993 - Ramses the 2nd and His Time (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781568490243
ISBN-10: 1568490240
Genre: History
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Oedipe et Akhenaton
1992 - Oedipe Et Akhenaton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221048566
ISBN-10: 2221048563
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Stargazers and Gravediggers Memoirs to Worlds in Collision
1984 - Stargazers and Gravediggers Memoirs to Worlds in Collision (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688026516
ISBN-10: 0688026516
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Oedipus and Akhnaton
1980 - Oedipus and Akhnaton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671831936
ISBN-10: 0671831933
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Ramses II And His Time A Volume in the 'Ages of Chaos' Series
1978 - Ramses II and His Time a Volume in the 'ages of Chaos' Series (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385033947
ISBN-10: 038503394X
Genre: History
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World's in Collision
1977 - World's in Collision (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671823443
ISBN-10: 0671823442
Genre: Nonfiction
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Oedipus and Akhnaton Myth and History
1960 - Oedipus and Akhnaton Myth and History (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385005296
ISBN-10: 0385005296
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ages in Chaos - Volume 1 - From the Exodus to King Akhnaton
Ages in Chaos - Volume 1 - From the Exodus to King Akhnaton (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780283352577
ISBN-10: 0283352574
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Peoples of the Sea Ages in Chaos [The long-awaited fourth volume in his AGES IN CHAOS series, Volume IV] (Paperback)Hardcover