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Atlantis: The Eighth Continent

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  142 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
For thousands of years before the beginning of recorded history -- the legends tell us -- a powerful civilization flourished in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This breathtakingly advanced island continent boasted splendid cities, golden temples, crowded seaports from which the far-reaching influence of Atlantis spread to the rest of the world, until its destruction in a ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 243 pages
Published April 12th 1985 by Fawcett (first published January 1st 1984)
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Jan 08, 2012 Alytha rated it did not like it
I found a German copy of Atlantis- the 8. Continent by Charles Berlitz when we were cleaning out my grandparents' house a couple of months ago. There was a bookmark somewhere in the middle of it, so I guess the original reader didn't get all that far, which is understandable, as you'll see. I guess it was my grandfather's, rather than my grandmother's, who prefers romantic schmonz novels.

The book wants to be a scientific analysis of Atlantis, where it was, and how its culture influenced the peop
Joe White
Apr 12, 2011 Joe White rated it it was ok
The first couple of chapters here deal with the written texts of Plato an possible actual early references by early Greek and Egyptian historians to either Atlantis or to preceding cities/civilizations that may have been destroyed. Destruction of libraries in Alexandria by the Arabs and in Spain by Spanish Catholics are referenced. These first chapters also reference actual archeological formations that seem to fit a possible supporting hypothesis for Atlantis.

After the initial opening, the book
There are a few major problems with this type of book, firstly it assumes thst every single piece of legend or lost ruins were part of the same culture despite being thousands of years apart in time, and across the entire world, he falls into the trap of thinking that 8000 years ago and 9000 years ago are extremely close, consider how much has changed between 1016 and now and you can see the problem, the second problem is that Atlantis and the reason it was destroyed become a very flexible with ...more
Jun 21, 2008 Andy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: poeple who like history.
I have read a couple of Charles Berlitz books and they are always quite interesting. In this Atlantis book he shares and offers up a lot of ancient history that you never hear about. Such as similarities between far away places, ruins around the world and little tidbit facts that aren't things you hear everyday. Great for the history buff.
Michael DeRosa
Aug 21, 2012 Michael DeRosa rated it really liked it
A thoroughly exhaustive research on the subject. Berlitz makes use of his linguistic skills to show that the root words of languages around the Atlantic can be traced to an unknown origin. His maps of the ocean floor clearly show where the continent could have once existed.
Jan 06, 2015 Jomaweb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
digamos que cojo los mitos, los junto con un par de formaciones geológicas naturales de la costa de las Bahamas, lo agitamos un poco, y voilá. Un libro que se vende como churros aunque no tenga ni pies ni cabeza.
Jan 19, 2016 Stacy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy read with lots of interesting tidbits, even if it did seem to wander all over the place and far beyond its topic. Even that was enjoyable, because the theories and opinions gathered here are so thought-worthy.
lézengő reader
A csillagozáshoz egy kicsit már régen olvastam, amúgy a könyv is jó régi, valami 91-es kiadás, akkor még az Édesvíz is 41 sor/oldallal mókolt. Nem fogom újraolvasni, de olyan jó volt kinyitni ;~)
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I liked this book at the time I read it, but I've read better since.
Dec 11, 2013 Joan rated it liked it
Very interesting. Poor quality photos.
Oct 28, 2013 Jānis rated it it was amazing
Viena no sakarīgākajām grāmatām par Atlantīdu. Nav mēģināts fantazēt, bet ir ļoti daudz faktu un atsauču uz literatūru, lai cilvēks var pats izdomāt, kurā virzienā vairāk nosliekties.
Jose Manuel Vera
Jan 06, 2015 Jose Manuel Vera rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Basura. No sé ni para que leo estas cosas. Debió ser una mala época que tuve.
the Skrauss
Jan 31, 2013 the Skrauss rated it liked it
While I love to read about findings discovering of Prehistoric advanced technological civilization, this book has no footnotes.
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Born in NYC, Berlitz was the grandson of Maximilien Berlitz, who founded the Berlitz Language Schools. As a child, Charles was raised in a household in which (by father's orders) every relative & servant spoke to Charles in a different language. He reached adolescence speaking eight languages fluently. In adulthood, he recalled having had the delusion that every human spoke a different languag ...more
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