Synopses & Reviews
Neither an occult book nor a work of fantasy, this 1882 classic offers an erudite blend of evidence from geologic, oceanographic, and anthropologic studies and remains a captivating work of enthusiasm and imaginative thought. 128 illustrations. Introduction by E. F. Bleiler.
Examines references in the Bible, Plato, Greek myth and other early legends in an attempt to find evidence to support the historical existence of Atlantis and its inhabitants.
Table of Contents
Contents Part I. The History of Atlantis I. The Purpose of the Book II. Plato's History of Atlantis III. The Probabilities of Plato's Story IV. Was such a Catastrophe Possible? V. The Testimony of the Sea VI. The Testimony of the Flora and Fauna Part II. The Deluge I. The Destruction of Atlantis described in the Deluge Legends II. The Deluge of the Bible III. The Deluge of the Chaldeans IV. The Deluge Legends of other Nations V. The Deluge Legends of America VI. Some Consideration of the Deluge Legends Part III. The Civilization of the Old World and New Compared I. Civilization an Inheritance II. The Identity of the Civilizations of the Old World and the New III. American Evidences of Intercourse with Europe or Atlantis