Meet me in Atlantis : across three continents in search of the legendary sunken city / Mark Adams.
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- ISBN: 9781101983935
- Physical Description: 306 pages, 12 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2016.
- Copyright: ©2015.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Lost and found? -- That sinking feeling -- Philosophy 101 : intro to Plato -- "Disappeared in the depths of the sea" -- Mr. O'Connell's Atlantipedia -- Amateur hour -- Lost city meets twin cities -- Secrets of the wine-dark sea -- As seen on TV -- A second opinion -- Washed away -- the truth is out there -- Dr. Kühne, I presume -- The fundamentalist -- The Pillars of Hercules -- The mysterious island -- The Minoans return -- The front-runner -- Scientific Americans -- Kalimera! -- Triangulating Pythagoras -- The cradle of Atlantology -- Well, that explains everything -- "You don't buy it" -- The power of myth -- Maps and legends -- Statistically speaking -- The sky is falling -- The Plato Code -- True or false.
"A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Everything we know about the lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: Amateur explorers are still actively searching for this sunken city all around the world, based entirely on the clues Plato left behind. Exposed to the Atlantis obsession, Adams decides to track down these people and determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. Meet Me in Atlantis is Adams's enthralling account of his quest to solve one of history's greatest mysteries; a travelogue that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world."-- Provided by publisher.
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|Subject:||Atlantis (Legendary place)
Adams, Mark, 1967- > Travel.
Explorers > Biography.
Plato > Influence.
Plato > Criticism and interpretation.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries.
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece.