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Meet Me in Atlantis

My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

by Mark Adams

Meet Me in Atlantis by Mark Adams
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2015
    336 pages
    Genre: Travel & Adventure

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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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"Starred Review. Readers of history, adventure, travel, scientific inquiry, or the history of science will find this book provocative and entertaining." - Library Journal

"This is an exhaustive account and the material is dry at points, but Adams's informal prose acts as a remedy, transforming an academic topic into a work of travelogue, investigative journalism, and serious philosophical examination." - Publishers Weekly

"Fact or fiction, Atlantis, as the author ably demonstrates, still has the power to enthrall inquiring minds." - Kirkus

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Mark Adams is the author of the acclaimed history Mr. America, which The Washington Post named a Best Book of 2009, and the New York Times bestseller Turn Right at Machu Picchu. He writes for many national magazines, including GQ, Men's Journal, and New York. He lives near New York City with his family.

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