By Mark Adams
Many years in the past, Mark Adams made a wierd discovery: faraway from alien conspiracy theories and different popular culture myths, every thing we all know concerning the mythical misplaced urban of Atlantis comes from the paintings of 1 guy, the Greek thinker Plato. Stranger nonetheless: Adams realized there's a complete international sub-culture of beginner explorers who're nonetheless actively and obsessively trying to find this sunken urban, dependent fullyyt on Plato’s distinct clues. What Adams didn’t notice used to be that Atlantis is more or less like a virus—and he’d been uncovered.
In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles monitoring down those Atlantis obsessives, attempting to make certain why they think it's attainable to discover the world's most famed misplaced city—and even if any in their theories may well turn out or disprove its lifestyles. the result's a vintage quest that takes readers to attention-grabbing destinations to satisfy impossible to resist characters; and a deep, usually funny examine the human longing to rediscover a misplaced global.
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