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When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis

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The mystery of Atlantis the legendary advanced civilization described in ancient texts, has been solved at last. Scientific evidence, exciting new research, and the breakthrough discovery of an amazing Egyptian map prove without a doubt that this lost continent did exist...and reveal where its ruins can be found.

But the fascinating truth about Atlantis also leads to a chil
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Mass Market Paperback, 179 pages
Published December 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1995)
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Atlantis by Ignatius L. DonnellyFingerprints of the Gods by Graham HancockTimaeus/Critias by PlatoFrom Atlantis to the Sphinx by Colin WilsonEpic Unearthed by Thomas D. Turner
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Mark Victor Young
Do you know what the Ice Age, Stonehenge, the temple of Machu Picchu, the Sphinx, and Plato have in common? Neither did I. All of them offer up clues to the existence of the lost city of Atlantis, and all are carefully dissected and analyzed by the Flem-Aths in this new book on that very topic.

To begin with, I wasn't even aware that the jury was still out on Atlantis; I thought the votes had been tabulated and a resounding "Uh-uh" was recorded. But apparently, scholarly debate continues to this
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Cherei
Nov 28, 2013 Cherei rated it it was amazing
This book is not one to be read quickly and promptly forgotten.. Instead.. this is truly an investment in yourself.. and the world around you. The author introduces you to some concepts that were fully endorsed and logical to Albert Einstein.. but, due to the academia wall that goes up against anything "different" was not fully explored as it should have been. If you're a young scientist.. and want to broaden your mind.. make sure that you have a copy of this book on your shelves.. to digest AFT ...more
Natajia
Oct 15, 2010 Natajia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome!
I just absolutley love reading about this subject.
So many possibilities, and so much history.
Mary
Nov 29, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the emphasis on earth crust displacement, having studied geology at UNI.
Heidi
Jan 22, 2011 Heidi rated it really liked it
I read this book and posed the question about his thoughts on my website about 1997.
Not long after my comment that this was a book that should be read, I received an email from
Mr. Flem-Ath. I will say it again this was another one of those great discussion books.
Marni Story
Dec 10, 2009 Marni Story rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always try to keep an open mind about scientific "discoveries" but the ideas and research behind this book fascinated me. I was especially interested that the authors referred to work by Einstein that appeared to corroborate their theories.
Seth Madej
The key to a good crackpot book (and I'm using "good" here in the sense that allows a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme to be good) is that the author's crackpot theory has to be inherently entertaining, or the author has to so diligently or enthusiastically support his theory that he makes it intriguing. When the Sky Fell fails on both counts. The theory -- that 11,000 years ago the civilization of Atlantis thrived on the then-temperate peninsula of Antarctica, until a sudden displacement of the Ear ...more
Richard
Jul 22, 2013 Richard rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Some interesting facts, less so with the ideas. They have done half the research... enough to come to some interesting conclusions about some things, and some presumptive conclusions about others. What often happens in these books is that some decent research is done, and some good points made, but then the authors get a bit carried away, the research principles slip, and soon they are making propositions, looking for evidence to support it, and finding some, and going off on one about their new ...more
Gin
May 21, 2016 Gin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: occulto-misteri
Il libro presenta l'interessante e convincente teoria che situerebbe il continente perduto di Atlantide in Antartide, adducendo come spiegazione varie deduzioni archeologiche, mitologiche, climatiche e storiche. Purtroppo, solo quando la situazione climatica e politica contingente permetterà di effettuare ricerche in loco, si potranno eventualmente trovare le prove di quanto ipotizzato nel libro.
Trav S.D.
Jan 23, 2016 Trav S.D. rated it liked it
Surprisingly well written in terms of craft, and also laid out quite logically. But, ironically, the hard science here isn't much better than Ignatius Donnelly's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanti...). It's an appealing fantasy, but as a tool for making up your mind, it doesn't break the Quackery barrier.
Tony Sakalauskas
Jun 22, 2013 Tony Sakalauskas rated it really liked it
Interesting theory that says the city of Atlanits may have been in the Antarctic peninsula 12,000 years ago. They may be right.
Anna
Oct 17, 2013 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: atlantis
Excellent book about Atlantis and where it might be located.
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