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Gateway To Atlantis: The Search For The Source Of A Lost Civilisation

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  81 ratings  ·  3 reviews
More than 2,350 years ago Plato wrote of the fabulous island empire of Atlantis, which ruled the ocean as well as parts of the "opposite continent" -- what we know today as the Americas -- until the single "terrible day and night" that destroyed it in a storm of earthquakes and floods. For two millennia the fate of Atlantis has fascinated historians, philosophers, and expl...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 17th 2000 by Headline Book Publishing (first published 2000)
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Harrison
A book with the word 'Atlantis' in the title makes me think it will probably be at least slightly ridiculous. The sheer number of theories and interpretations of Plato's legendary civilization and subsequent catastrophe are enough to make the whole subject a minefield of confusion. But this one surprised me. Collins argues that Atlantis existed in Cuba and the Bahamas, landmasses that were larger before the rise in sea levels at the end of the last Ice Age that split them up into many islands. (...more
Blackbird_61
Oct 22, 2007 Blackbird_61 rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone Really.
This was the First Andrew Collins book I've read.

The thing I like about this book is that it is very careful in the presentation of its case. Andrew does not jump to wild conclusions on half read evidence. Instead he builds up a strong case brick by brick for pre-Columbian trade between the old and new worlds. Probably furnished by the Carthagians who where by all accounts fearless traders.

This is the Lynchpin in an (I think well presented) Argument for a Maritime civilization that we remember...more
Marilyn Hudson
When I first picked this book up I was expecting wild claims and crazy theories. Yet, the book is filled with a logically presented theory of a possible forgotten land matching Plato's 'Atlantis.' Step by step the author brings in classical and forgotten medieval works, overlooked renaissance and early modern accounts, all providing a long chain of potential evidence worthy of serious examination. The result is a concept that 'hangs together' as it blends legend, archaeology, history, and geolog...more
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