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By Ignatius Donnelly

The nice vintage of Atlantis, this publication greater than the other proven the lifestyles of this misplaced continent for the fashionable international. Attracting millions of readers and stimulating mammoth debate, it stimulated generations of individuals together with numerous scientists who went directly to do critical paintings of their fields, and diverse science-fiction writers. it's a degree of the facility of the Atlantis fantasy that, regardless of all of the proof on the contrary, the belief of a submerged Atlantic Ocean continent is still energetic this 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 gathering facts for his ebook on Atlantis. exhibiting a big wisdom of Platonic and Biblical fabric, comparative archeological discoveries, people traditions of deluges, and geological info helping catastrophic volcanic job, Donnelly staggered his readers with "facts" and beaten them together with his many magnificent arguments. regardless of the numerous more moderen discoveries that experience proved a lot of his "facts" to be fake, his arguments nonetheless dazzle and his crucial fable maintains to fascinate. The hugely attractive proposal of a misplaced continent with a excessive civilization, person who was once the mummy of all different civilizations, is likely one of the such a lot enduring of all human myths and exhibits no symptoms of disappearing.
A seminal paintings on Atlantis and a vintage within the heritage of tradition, this publication is the start line for a person essentially attracted to the Atlantis delusion. nonetheless the main readable and creative of the books on Atlantis, it's a paintings that may lengthy outlive many of the newer money owed. As a research of the golden prior, it's an drastically interesting and relaxing book.

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