The Secret of AtlantisCondition: Vintage (1979), Good
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Around 400 BC, Plato wrote of an island, larger than Asia and Libya together, beyond the Pillars of Hercules, where the vegetation was lush, the ground full of minerals and the people highly civilized. Then, 'in a single dreadful day and a single dreadful night', the island of Atlantis was 'swallowed by the sea'. The whole planet wobbled on its axis, the Gulf Stream turned north, the Ice Age suddenly receded, gases and debris darkened the Northern Hemisphere for hundreds of years.
The mysteries of Atlantis, lost in this trauma of human history, have intrigued generations ever since; and for Otto Muck, the distinguished physicist and engineer, they were a lifelong passion. Drawing on his immense knowledge of modern geophysics, he makes sense of the catastrophe, connecting mythology to fact, tying in scientific theories with ancient accounts, and transforming fantastic coincidences into a grand synthesis that reveals, finally, the secret of Atlantis.