12 Sep Secrets of The Great Pyramid. By Peter Tompkins. Illustrated. pp. New York: Harper & Row. $ But this vast structure, the only survivor. Secrets of the Great Pyramid has ratings and 7 reviews. Peter Tompkins, Probes the mystery of the construction and significance of the Great Pyramid of. As with most of the great temples of antiquity, whoever built the Great Pyramid designed it on the basis of hermetic geometry known to a restricted circle of.

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Secrets Of the Great Pyramid by Tompkins, Peter

I enjoyed it, because it is so outrageous, until you start thinking about a five sided megalith of perfectly aligned stones, topped by a golden point, sitting in the middle of the desert Jul 17, Nicola rated it liked peteg. International orders may require additional postage. Jim Benz showed me this book back in the late seventies when he still lived in “The Rogers Park Ridge”–an apartment building in this Chicago neighborhood which, for a while, had four units occupied by old high school friends from Park Ridge, Illinois.

Boards and jacket show modest wear. Jacket has light edgewear.

In this classic book, Tompkins traces the history, construction, evolution, and mythology of the Great Pyramid in Egypt, including a look at the researchers and authors who helped make it famous.

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His best known and most influential books include The Secret Life of Plantspublished inSecrets of the Great Pyramidreprinted in paperback inand Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramidspublished in A long-favorite bit of mine:. Secrets of the Great Pyramid by Peter Tompkins.

Very Good with no dust jacket. Fully illustrated, oversized, may exceed standard shipping quotes for international options. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about the great pyramid of Cheops.

Not yet faulted in its original content. The dust jacket has some edge rubbing and some tears repaired on the reverse with non-acidic tape. The book includes illustrated endpapers. Chris rated it really liked it Aug 03, Lisa rated it liked it Aug 05, The book includes numerous drawings and illustrations throughout.

The history Place Published: Belasonic rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Heavy volume, fully illustrated. Prior owner name on fep.

Michelle rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Small tears to front and back of dust jacket. Book Corner Tampa Bay Published: The author’s presentation of the parade of physical and intellectual adventurers associated with the Great Pyramid, his superb craftsmanship, excellent narrative sense, and penetrating interpretation make this not only a totally admirable work but one that–like the Great Pyramid itself–will endure a long time to come.

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Hardcoverpages. There is some light fading on the top edge. Karen Schaffer rated it liked it Jun 13, Charles rated it really liked it Nov 05, NY,4to, p. They knew the length of the yea to several decimals, the specific density of the planet, the 26, year precession of the equinoxes, and the speed of light.


Probes the pyramjd of the construction and significance of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, suggesting that it enshrines the scientific data of an advanced Egyptian civilization.

With an appendix by Livio Catullo Strecchini. John Yardley rated pyramidd liked it Mar 26, General shelfwear to covers edges and corners with fraying, tearing or wear along edges. This definitive work deals with the adventures and discoveries of the explorers and scientists who, for two thousand years, have probed the mysteries of Pharaoh Cheops’ Great Pyramid.

Secrets Of the Great Pyramid

Music Technology Systems Published: This is fun enough. Reviews Books by Author: Boards have only minor shelfwear. Srcrets since Napoleon Bonaparte brought an army with scientists into Egypt, the pyramids have captured the imagination of the West, from serious science and history to cultic symbolism to popular culture. Sally rated it really liked it Jan 26,