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The Atlantis researches : the earth's rotation in mythology and prehistory

Author: Paul Dunbavin
Publisher: Nottingham : Third Millenium, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The myths and legends of the world abound with inexplicable tales of devastating floods, famines and geological catastrophes. Of all these, the most lucid and compelling must surely be the Greek philosopher Plato's account of an ancient civilization situated on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. According to Plato's narrative, the island of Atlantis disappeared beneath the sea during a single day and night of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dunbavin
ISBN: 0952502909 9780952502906
OCLC Number: 32467921
Description: 297 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Lost Atlantis --
In search of a legend --
The figure of the earth --
Target earth --
The Chandler Wobble --
The evidence of sea level variations --
The changing climate --
Memories of the Flood --
Parallel trends in ancient cultures --
The calendar confusion --
The world of the Fourth Millennium BC --
Beneath the Irish Sea --
The land of youth --
Sunken cities --
lost lands --
In a golden age --
Druids and standing stones --
A Neolithic empire --
Appendix: The Neolithic calendar.
Responsibility: Paul Dunbavin.

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"The myths and legends of the world abound with inexplicable tales of devastating floods, famines and geological catastrophes. Of all these, the most lucid and compelling must surely be the Greek philosopher Plato's account of an ancient civilization situated on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. According to Plato's narrative, the island of Atlantis disappeared beneath the sea during a single day and night of geological upheaval. Such things go beyond our everyday experience. Most people -if they think about them at all - simply dismiss these ancient tales. And we all take for granted the pleasant and predictable environment that the Earth offers us today. We forget that we live upon the surface of an immense orb of rotating fluid, upon which a deep crust has formed. The energy stored in the Earth's gravity and rotation is vast. At present, thankfully, it is stable, but should this energy ever be unleashed then it surely has the capacity to reshape entire continents. This multidisciplinary investigation has been described by one reviewer as "surely the most comprehensive and fully researched work ever written on Atlantis". The author considers the evidence that a great catastrophe really did occur 5,000 years ago during the Neolithic age. He illustrates how the known variations of the Earth's rotation could explain many enigmatic stories that we consider within the myths and legends of the world"--Back cover.

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