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The Descent a novel by Jeff Long

Journey to the center of the Earth

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  • Jul 3, 2010
very very cool, especially if you know a bit about human evolution
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review by . May 14, 2009
The book overall like its subject matter is both good and bad. It tries to explain the historical Satan as coming from a race of gargoyle like beings that inhabit underground passages that extend almost to the bowls of the Earth. The beings appear to be pure evil with only the purpose of killing, eating and enslaving surface dwellers. An expedition is formed to explore the underground region and try to unravel the secrets of these beings. The expedition is made up of a band of scientists, a nun, …
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A mountaineer in Tibet falls down a hole to emerge in a subterranean world, populated by brutish and horned creatures. Is this the hell of the Bible? As scientists and philosophers debate, a global race gets underway to exploit its fabulous mineral deposits. By the author of Angels of Light.
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ISBN-10: 051513175X (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780515131758 (pbk.)
Author: Jeff Long
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Jove
Date Published: October 31, 2001
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