Meet Me in Atlantis

Meet Me in Atlantis

My Obsessive Quest to Find the 2,500-year-old Sunken City

eBook - 2015
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton 1852,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780698186217
0698186214
0525953701
9780525953708
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.

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library_cat
Sep 08, 2016

I felt the book got me interested in the topic; especially the part about how myths get started. The conclusion felt rushed and left the book falling kinda flat. The title is a little misleading - instead of meeting him in Atlantis, it should have been My Quest to Find Atlantis?

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lisatofts
Nov 17, 2015

The book started off great but lagged in the middle. A lot of information, dates, statistics and stuff that slowed the book down. And it felt like it was crammed into short paragraphs. I was hoping by the end of the book, the author would have a clear opinion/belief but he didn't. The last chapter was mainly a recap of what he was told and what he thought. All in all, if I was an Atlantis buff, I would find this information invaluable.

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StarGladiator
Mar 14, 2015

If only Mark Adams had read, Finding Atlantis, by David King and next, Atlantis Found, by Clive Cussler. Seriously though, everyone knows it was just an old Minoan sailor's yarn, exaggerated each time it was told again. It originally started out, Three guys walk into a bar in Atlantis . . . .

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Nov 17, 2015

lisatofts thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 99

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Nov 23, 2015

"Stories, Plato knew, were much more than entertainment. Used properly, they could be powerful tools."

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