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The Resource Meet me in Atlantis : my obsessive quest to find the sunken city, Mark Adams

Meet me in Atlantis : my obsessive quest to find the sunken city, Mark Adams

Label
Meet me in Atlantis : my obsessive quest to find the sunken city
Title
Meet me in Atlantis
Title remainder
my obsessive quest to find the sunken city
Statement of responsibility
Mark Adams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. 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. He visits scientists who use cutting-edge technology to find legendary civilizations once thought to be fictional. He examines the numerical and musical codes hidden in Plato's writings, and with the help of some charismatic sleuths traces their roots back to Pythagoras, the sixth-century BC mathematician. He learns how ancient societies transmitted accounts of cataclysmic events--and how one might dig out the 'kernel of truth' in Plato's original tale. 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.23/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN751
LC item number
.A38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Meet me in Atlantis : my obsessive quest to find the sunken city, Mark Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1573981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525953708
Lccn
2014025735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1573981
  • (Sirsi) 1573981
  • (OCoLC)881888102
Label
Meet me in Atlantis : my obsessive quest to find the sunken city, Mark Adams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1573981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525953708
Lccn
2014025735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1573981
  • (Sirsi) 1573981
  • (OCoLC)881888102

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