Unearthing Atlantis:: An Archaeological Odyssey to the Fabled Lost Civilization

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Harper Collins, Jul 3, 2001 - History - 384 pages
It is one of humankind's most enduring myths. And now it is a fantasy no longer...

In the year 347 B.C., Plato wrote of a miraculous island with hot and cold flowing waters, terraced multi-storied buildings, and "the fairest of all plains." For thousands, of years, the legend of the mysterious vanished "continent" of Atlantis has captivated writers, poets, artists, philosophers, and dreamers. But now Atlantis has been found -- and the truth about its vibrant life and horrific destruction is even more remarkable than the myth.

Based on artifacts and evidence uncovered in an ancient buried Minoan city, noted scientist and New York Times-bestselling author bestselling author Charles Pellegrino reanimates an astounding lost civilization and re-creates with explosive power the apocalyptic cataclysm that destroyed their remarkable island metropolis. A brilliant synthesis of historical, literary, archaeological, and geological detective work, here is both the story of the astounding discovery that transformed tale into fact -- and a breathtakinq vision of Atlantis reborn.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE CELLARS OF TIME
9
Adas Adrift
29
A Killing Wind
54
Bible Stories for Archaeologists
90
Mediterranean Genesis
98
The ThreePound Time Machine
160
Descent into Darkness
179
A Room Full of Lilies
209
The Edith Russell Syndrome
230
The Inheritors of Atantis
275
Phaëthon Rising
303
On Probability and Possibility
315
Where Are They Today?
328
Selected Bibliography
336
Index
343

Apprentice
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About the author (2001)

Charles Pellegrino has been known to work simultaneously in entomology, forensic physics, paleo-genetics, preliminary design of advanced rocket systems, astrobiology, and marine archaeology. The author of eighteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Unearthing Atlantis, Dust, Ghosts of the Titanic, and the New York Times bestseller Her Name, Titanic, he is the scientist whose dinosaur-cloning recipe inspired Michael Crichton's bestselling novel Jurassic Park. Dr. Pellegrino lives in New York City.

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