Meet me in Atlantis : my quest to find the 2,500-year-old sunken city (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Meet me in Atlantis : my quest to find the 2,500-year-old sunken city

Author: Mark Adams
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Named Person: Mark Adams; Plato; Plato; Mark Adams; Plato; Plato; Mark Adams; Plato.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Adams
ISBN: 9780525953708 0525953701
OCLC Number: 999868776
Description: 307 pages cm
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.
Responsibility: Mark Adams.
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"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"--

Documents the author's investigation into the legend of Atlantis, surveying the efforts of amateur explorers and the clues left by the Greek philosopher Plato to consider its possible existence.

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