Unearthing Atlantis: An Archaeological Odyssey

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In a synthesis of historical and literary, archaeological and paleontological detective work, Charles Pellegrino transfixes us with his exploration of the origins of Atlantis.
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"A look at what is almost certainly the real Atlantis...First-quality writing...about one of the past two centuries' most important archaeological discoveries." --Houston Post

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YA-- The legend of Atlantis has fired imaginations for thousands of years. The story was already old when Plato told his ``tale which, though strange, is certainly true.'' Now readers have the good fortune to experience a thoroughly convincing solution to the ancient riddle. Pellegrino is a gifted storyteller who conveys the sense of wonder this tale demands, for the facts are as compelling as any fantasy. As it turns out, Plato was surprisingly accurate; but to say more might give away the mystery, for Pelle: grino writes an outstanding detective thriller. He is equally at home in a number of disciplines, including geology, space science, archaeology, vulcanology, history, mythology, and Biblical exegesis, and all these perspectives are used to lead readers on a dazzling odyssey through time and thought as the clues are revealed.
- Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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