Lost Continents: The Atlantis Theme in History, Science, and Literature

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Dover Publications, 1970 - Social Science - 348 pages
A leading authority examines the facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include the classical works from which Plato drew his proposal of the existence of an island continent, Sir Thomas More's Utopia, the Lemurian Continent theory, K. T. Frost's equation of Atlantis with Crete, and many other citations of Atlantis in both famous and lesser-known literature. Related legends are also recounted and refuted, and reports include accounts of actual expeditions searching for the sunken continent and attempts to prove its existence through comparative anatomy and zoology.

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User Review  - AndreasJ - www.librarything.com

First published in 1954 and revised in 1970, de Camp's book is outdated in some respects (and obviously all literary use of the theme in recent decades is absent), but not ones that affect his main ... Read full review

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User Review  - davide.mana - www.librarything.com

Almost forty years on, this is still the best overview of the Atlantis mythos in classical and modern literature; scientifically debunks a lot of crackpot theories, tongue-in-cheeckly reviews Atlantis ... Read full review

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