Meet Me in Atlantis: Across Three Continents in Search of the Legendary Sunken City Read Online Free - “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.” –Hampton Sides
“Infused with humor and pop culture references, Adams makes what could have been a tedious recitation of theories into an exciting adventure.” -Chicago Tribune
“Writing with the same jaunty style as Turn Right at Machu Picchu, Adams merrily entertains the lost-cities audience.” –Booklist
A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed.
In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to 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. The result is a classic quest 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
|Title||:||Meet Me in Atlantis: Across Three Continents in Search of the Legendary Sunken City|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
February 21, 2015
I loved this book!
(I won this book in a goodreads giveaway, and very glad that I did.)
A clear, nonbiased, logical approach to the myth-story-legend-maybeitwasreal place called Atlantis, and which has fascinated storytellers, scientists, historians, philosophers and just plain ordinary folk for o...
May 25, 2015
Interesting subject and the author did some extensive research but it didn't hold my interest all the way through as I had hoped it would. I found myself skimming parts toward the end. It began to read like a textbook and while the topic is incredibly interesting, it started to drag on. The reade...
April 02, 2016
If you ever want to travel around the Mediterranean and learn some stuff, without ever leaving your armchair, Meet Me in Atlantis: My Quest to Find the 2,500-Year-Old Sunken City is a good way to do it, as Adams takes you on his personal journey in search of the “real” story of Plato’s lost city...
July 20, 2015
Lots of fun! It lagged a bit at around the halfway mark, with talk of rings, canals, and plains becoming somewhat repetitive, but the second half was even better than the first, and the book finished strong. I had expected more on the history of the myth of Atlantis, and Adams is very much focuse...
January 30, 2016
This book was seriously awesome. It was pretty much a total study of the idea of Atlantis from Plato through the current batch of wack jobs that desperately want it to be true and full of magical alien beings that wear sexy steam-punk garb. Or something like that.
He is thoroughly skeptical, but i...
April 21, 2017
This is the kind of non-fiction book where the author tells you about the size of the coffee that he drank when he met with a professor who's some kind of an expert on the topic of the book. When you have enough material for a book, that kind of filler is not necessary.
April 15, 2017
Did not work for me. I had just finished his "Turn Right at Machu Picchu" and thought this would be just as good. It was not.
The opening pages seemingly screamed at me that this book was a force fed requirement from his publisher. The premise would make a good magazine article in one of the publi...
July 18, 2015
4.5 stars rounded up.
Having read "Turn Right at Manchu Picchu" and now this, I would follow Mark Adams anywhere. Based on places discussed in this book, I'm dreaming of a trip to Crete.
April 14, 2015
Masterpiece of a serious reality treasure hunt for Atlantis:
Contrary to what most people think, it is not obvious that Atlantis was an invention by Plato. So, Mark Adams did the right thing and just started reading and travelling through world and history, hunting for clues, for possible Atlanti...
January 18, 2018
This book tickled my happy history buff spots. It was a crazy romp through time, and occasionally space, following the author's quest to find Atlantis. Or at least following other people's quest and asking why they were searching.
I have always loved documentaries that focused on hidden history an...