large, thick black hardbound 8vo (small 4to?). dustwrapper in protective plastic. very fine cond. looks new. as new. mint cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in very fine cond. mint cond. not worn or torn or price clipped (price in £) . nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition . first printing ( FPu 2002 & # 1 in # line). x+741p. 5 sections of glossy full color full page plates . b&w maps, illustrations & diagrams. throughout. notes. index. ancient history. prehistory. archaeology. mythology. art history. architecture. geography. geology. ~ Graham Hancock has done more than any other writer to give life to one of the big ideas of modem times ~ the possibility that a great civilization, unsuspected by archaeologists, may lie hidden in prehistory. Hancock's books and television programmes have stirred up heated controversy among experts, intrigued millions of intelligent people around the world and contributed to a new mood of open~mindedness about the origins of human civilization. Now, after his blockbuster bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods, Graham Hancock returns with a book of even greater originality and importance. In Underworld, he continues his remarkable quest underwater ~ where, according to almost a thousand ancient myths from every part of the globe, the ruins of a lost civilization, obliterated in a universal flood, are to be found. On his mission to discover the truth about these myths, Hancock, guided by cutting~edge science, examines the mystery of the end of the last Ice Age. As the ice melted between 15,000 and 8,000 years ago sea~levels rose, submerging in total more than 25 million square kilometres of habitable lands and radically changing the shape of the world that people could live in. Using the latest computer techniques to map the world's changing coastlines, Hancock finds astonishing correspondences with the ancient flood myths. And, against all the odds, when he dives he discovers underwater ruins exactly where the myths say they should be. Ruins that archaeologists tell us should not exist. The ruins of underwater cities in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Ruins off the coasts of Japan. Ruins in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Underworld is a book of historical detection and mystery, adventure and discovery. It presents compelling hard evidence for a fascinating forgotten episode in human history, and in the process offers a completely new explanation for the origins of civilization as we know it. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Much of the ancient world inherited by our ancestors now lies under water after melting ice caps flooded vast areas at the end of the last Ice Age. New advances in geology and marine technology mean that the great archaeological finds of this comingcentury will more than likely be found under the oceans. It now looks highly likely that large populations of early humans were obliterated from the historical record by this catastrophe, over 10,000 years ago. But who were these populations - pre-civilised hunter-gathers or more sophisticated peoples altogether? Graham Hancock takes us on an exciting new quest to find out some of the answers.
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What secrets lie beneath the deep blue sea? Underworld takes you on a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean in a thrilling hunt for ancient ruins that have never been found--until now.
In this explosive new work of archaeological detection, bestselling author and renowned explorer Graham Hancock embarks on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a mythical lost civilization hidden for thousands of years beneath the world's oceans. Guided by cutting-edge science, innovative computer-mapping techniques, and the latest archaeological scholarship, Hancock examines the mystery at the end of the last Ice Age and delivers astonishing revelations that challenge our long-held views about the existence of a sunken universe built on the ocean floor.
Filled with exhilarating accounts of his own participation in dives off the coast of Japan, as well as in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Arabian Sea, we watch as Hancock discovers underwater ruins exactly where the ancient myths say they should be--submerged kingdoms that archaeologists never thought existed. You will be captivated by Underworld, a provocative book that is both a compelling piece of hard evidence for a fascinating forgotten episode in human history and a completely new explanation for the origins of civilization as we know it.
Title: UNDERWORLD: Flooded Kingdoms Of The Ice Age....
Publisher: London etc~. 2002. Michael Joseph/ Penguin Group.
Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Seller Inventory # CHL1153041
Book Description Michael Joseph/Penguin, 2002. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. illustrated. Seller Inventory # 011545
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Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Michael Joseph, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Jacket is shelf rubbed.Internally clean.Excellent binding.Very good copy.A book of historical detection and mystery,adventure and discovery.[R.K]. Seller Inventory # 60ax
Book Description Michael Joseph, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The jacket is lightly shelf rubbed.Tanning.No inscriptions.Well bound.Very good copy.[S.K]. Seller Inventory # 46by
Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 740 pages (complete). Jacket and boards shelf rubbed and marked. Tanning. Still in good condition, tightly bound and intact. 1st edition. MK. Seller Inventory # bjww
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Book Description London: Michael Joseph, 2002. 1st. Edn. pp. x, 741. With 81 coloured illustrations from photographs. Numerous maps and plans in line. A near fine hardback copy in a near fine unclipped wrapper. Seller Inventory # 8324
Book Description Michael Joseph, London, 2002. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Reprint, large 8vo, 741pp, photo illustrations, line maps; VG+/Fine Copy in VG+/Fine DJ; Hancock goes underwater this time as he continues his persistent digging into prehistory; NB This is a large heavy book well outside the preset postage tariffs; however for simplicity this item has been priced accordingly and no extra postage will be required unless buyer wants overseas sending. Overseas, which includes Europe and the Republic of Ireland, both surface and air would involve extra postage and would be expensive proportionate to the price of the book Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 19191