James Hamilton-Paterson

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea…

Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

By Mark Adams

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There is a certain set of topics New Scientist calls ‘fruitloopery’ that experience tells us should be avoided at all costs. The older we become, the more glumly certain we are that we have heard it all before, whether it’s UFOs, Bigfoot, psychic phenomena or even just plain old homeopathy. Atlantis is firmly on this list and a book subtitled ‘My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City’ duly provoked a sigh as I opened it. Yet three hundred-odd pages later I am moderately glad to have read it, because Mark Adams proves sceptical, engaging and even informative in his exploration of this hoary old myth.

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