Allreaders.com

Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy Book Review Summary

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy

Immanuel Velikovsky wrote "Worlds in Collision" in 1950, a book that challenged current understanding of the Solar System. He tried to prove that Venus was once a comet by taking ancients myths at face value. Scientists opposed to his opinions tried to ban publication of his book. It became a best seller anyway and sparked a controversy that lasted for decades.

Henry Bauer recently wrote "Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy." Bauer intended his book to present both sides of the issue and claimed his book was fair to Velikovsky. However, some of Bauer statements show that even he has a bias against Velikovsky. Despite this shortcoming, Bauer gives a thorough account of what happened.
The review of this Book prepared by Maurice A. Williams








Please enter the number 42 plus two in the right box.
    

Chapter Analysis of Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   History of mankind History of a science?    -   Yes Kind of science    -   Astronomy

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat unsympathetic Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   4 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   challenged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players How much romance?    -   1 () Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Length of book    -   350-400 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   6 ()

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy

Henry H. Bauer Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!
Or







Our Chief Librarian