Worlds in Collision Author:Immanuel Velikovsky Worlds in Collision, the most discussed book of our time, propounds the startling theory that more than once within historical times the order in our planetary system was disturbed and caused enormous cataclysms; the earth became a primeval chaos lashed by tornadoes of cinders; the skies darkened; land masses were destroyed and large portions of... more » the human race perished.
The publication of Worlds in Collision, in 1950, shook the scientific would and the furor has not yet abated. Many of Dr. Velikovksy's assumptions that were regarded as contradicting established views in science have been verified and confirmed by new discoveries.« less
This fine book was a New York Times best seller although a science book. Major schools including Harvard and Yale threatened the publisher, Macmillan Co. that if they didn't stop publication, they would buy no more books from them. The threat worked and although it was selling like hot cakes, they gave it to Doubleday who made a lot more money with it. A fascinating read with a lot of controversial views. Author Immanuel Velikovsky wrote a follow-up called "Stargazers and Gravediggers" telling about the boycott. I recommend both.