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Imagining Atlantis (Book, 1999) [vattier-design.com.tw]

imagining atlantis ellis richard

Was Atlantis an extraterrestrial colony? What, then, accounts for its seemingly inexhaustible appeal' Richard Ellis plunges into this rich topic, investigating the roots of the legend and following its various manifestations into the present. I must say that the arguments presented made sense logically and each and every hypothesis was explored. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Outpouring lava soon joined the islets of Nea and Mikra Kameni, and by August 23, a lava dome had formed that was 250 feet high, without a crater. A fascinating historical and archaeological detective story, Imagining Atlantis is a valuable addition to the literature on this essential aspect of our mythohistory.

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imagining atlantis ellis richard

From United Kingdom to U. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Anyone interested in lost civilizations should look no further. For two and a half millennia, the story of the city and its catastrophic downfall has inspired people - from Francis Bacon to Jules Verne to Jacques Cousteau - to speculate on the island's origins, nature, and location, and sometimes even to search for its physical remains. In this survey of Atlantis theories, Ellis Monsters of the Sea, 1994, etc.

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imagining atlantis ellis richard

It has endured as a part of the mythology of many different cultures, yet there is no indisputable evidence, let alone proof, that Atlantis ever existed. What, then, accounts for its seemingly inexhaustible appeal? Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Did it arise from a common prehistorical myth? I give it four stars instead of five mostly because of the style in which it was written. He begins with the story's origins. He begins with the story's origins. He also examines Atlantis lore in movies, television, science fiction and tourism.

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Imagining Atlantis : Richard Ellis : 9780375705823

imagining atlantis ellis richard

He begins with the story's origins. Richard Ellis is the author of seven previous books, including The Book of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Monsters of the Sea, and Deep Atlantic. It is the best book about Atlantis anyone could buy. . The first few chapters survey various attempts to explain the Atlantis myth, then the author discusses the history of ancient Crete and the plausibility of volcanic eruptions destroying cities before discussing fictional portrayals of Atlantis. He lives in New York City.

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Imagining Atlantis by Richard Ellis

imagining atlantis ellis richard

Was it a historical remnant of a lost city of pre-Columbians or ancient Egyptians? It was extremely well researched, and I liked the stories of the crackpot scientists who believed Atlanteans were seven feet tall and had crazy backwards feet. Was Atlantis an extraterrestrial colony? What, then, accounts for its seemingly inexhaustible appeal? A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. About this Item: Vintage, 1999. A fascinating historical and archaeological detective story, Imagining Atlantis is a valuable addition to the literature on this essential aspect of our mythohistory. Was Atlantis an extraterrestrial colony? More attention is given to how cataclysmic the eruption was, how high the tsumanis were; for comparison, more recent accounts of volcanic eruptions and tidal waves are offered, further distancing the reader from the original focus on Atlantis. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Ellis covers all the major players, including a chapter on prominent fiction, pointing out even non-obvious flaws in their scholarship.

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Nonfiction Book Review: Imagining Atlantis by Richard Ellis, Author Alfred A. Knopf $27.5 (352p) ISBN 978

imagining atlantis ellis richard

Quite simply the best book on Atlantis ever written. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Of course, Atlantis is still lost, Ellis wags his head, perhaps a tad smugly. A real treat--Daniel McMahon, Washington Post Engaging, lucid, and full of lore--The New Yorker From the Hardcover edition. He regards Plato's tale of the flood-related destruction of a wondrous city as a parable on the demise of Periclean Athens, perhaps also as Plato's commentary on the plague that killed one of every four Athenians between 430 and 425 B.

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Nonfiction Book Review: Imagining Atlantis by Richard Ellis, Author Alfred A. Knopf $27.5 (352p) ISBN 978

imagining atlantis ellis richard

What, then, accounts for its seemingly inexhaustible appeal? Did it arise from a common prehistorical myth? The more outlandish, like paranormal Edgar Cayce and occultist Madame Blavatsky, are easy to dismiss as they have no truck with Plato not to mention their general lunacy ; same goes for notions locating Atlantis in the Crimea, the Sahara, and central France. He is also a celebrated marine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and has written and illustrated articles for numerous magazines, including Audubon, Reader's Digest, National Geographic, and Scientific American. Did it arise from a common prehistorical myth? He begins with the story's origins. He goes on to explore the possibility that the fable of Atlantis was inspired by a conflation of the high culture of Minoan Crete with the destruction wrought on the Aegean world by the cataclysmic eruption, around 1500 b. A fascinating historical and archaeological detective story, Imagining Atlantis is a valuable addition to the literature on this essential aspect of our mythohistory.

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Imagining Atlantis, Richard Ellis. (Hardcover 0679446028)

imagining atlantis ellis richard

He goes on to explore the possibility that the fable of Atlantis was inspired by a conflation of the high culture of Minoan Crete with the destruction wrought on the aegean world by the cataclysmic eruption, around 1500 b. The book even dedicates a chapter for Atlantis in fiction and entertainment. About this Item: Vintage, 1999. To so This may be the best review of Atlantis literature there is. This book does not focus only on Atlantis but on the whole discipline of studying Atlantis. Richard Ellis is the author of seven previous books, including The Book of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Monsters of the Sea, and Deep Atlantic. Ellis' critical wit surfaces most in the Fiction and Film section when describing the cheesy Atlantis movies made in the early 20th century, replete with bad props, unexplained plots, cheap costumes, and poor effects.

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Imagining Atlantis by Richard Ellis

imagining atlantis ellis richard

To some extent this is justified by the relative recency and popularity of that idea, but not half a book's worth. Did it arise from a common prehistorical myth? He begins with the story's origins. Examining Crete, with its supporting archeological evidence, as a possible candidate for Atlantis, as well as the nearby volcano on Thera, as the destroyer of the flourishing civilization on Crete is necessary - actually, I found it quite intriguing, as it reads like a detective story - but I recognize the focus on Atlantis is sacrificed in this part of the book. It is used in the manufacture of hydraulic water-resistant cement, which was used extensively in the construction of the Suez Canal from 1859 to 1869. I must say that the arguments presented made sense logically and each and every hypothesis was ex A Hard book to read but worth it. The earthquake was not volcanic, but tectonic, however, and it was followed by a tsunami which struck the Cyclades, reaching a height of over 80 feet on the shores of Amorgos and Astypalaea, 33 feet at Phaelgandros, 13 at Patmos, and about 6 on the northeast shore of Crete.

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Imagining Atlantis : Richard Ellis : 9780375705823

imagining atlantis ellis richard

He is also a celebrated marine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and has written and illustrated articles for numerous magazines, including Audubon, Reader's Digest, National Geographic, and Scientific American. The E-mail message field is required. Was Atlantis an extraterrestrial colony? While interesting, the book suffers in its pre This book collects the various theories about Atlantis, and the mystic, pseudo-scientific, and archaeological attempts to find this mythical lost continent. Richard Ellis plunges into this rich topic, investigating the roots of the legend and following its various manifestations into the present. A thorough one-stop-shop for examining ideas about Atlantis, from the very origin of the story with Plato through various myths, films, and stories to the present. It talks about Volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, Greek History, the Minoans, and all the topics related to Atlantis and where people think it was. Also, it is uneven, devoting almost as many pages to the hypothesis of Atlantis inspired by Thera's eruption as to all other hypotheses combined.

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