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By Ignatius Donnelly

The nice vintage of Atlantis, this publication greater than the other tested the lifestyles of this misplaced continent for the trendy international. Attracting millions of readers and stimulating great debate, it stimulated generations of individuals together with numerous scientists who went directly to do severe paintings of their fields, and various science-fiction writers. it's a degree of the ability of the Atlantis fantasy that, regardless of the entire facts on the contrary, the belief of a submerged Atlantic Ocean continent continues to be lively this present day, lengthy after Donnelly's paintings first appeared.
A attorney and flesh presser ahead of he grew to become to writing, Ignatius Donnelly (1831‒1901) spent decades accumulating facts for his e-book on Atlantis. showing a major wisdom of Platonic and Biblical fabric, comparative archeological discoveries, folks traditions of deluges, and geological facts helping catastrophic volcanic task, Donnelly staggered his readers with "facts" and beaten them along with his many fabulous arguments. regardless of the various more moderen discoveries that experience proved a lot of his "facts" to be fake, his arguments nonetheless dazzle and his important delusion keeps to fascinate. The hugely beautiful thought of a misplaced continent with a excessive civilization, one who used to be the mummy of all different civilizations, is among the such a lot enduring of all human myths and indicates no symptoms of disappearing.
A seminal paintings on Atlantis and a vintage within the background of tradition, this publication is the place to begin for a person in actual fact drawn to the Atlantis fable. nonetheless the main readable and creative of the books on Atlantis, it's a paintings that would lengthy outlive lots of the more moderen debts. As a research of the golden previous, it truly is an vastly interesting and relaxing book.

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