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By L. Sprague de Camp

A prime authority examines the evidence and fancies at the back of the Atlantis subject in background, technological know-how, and literature. assets comprise the classical works from which Plato drew his inspiration of the lifestyles of an island continent, Sir Thomas More's Utopia, the Lemurian Continent conception, ok. T. Frost's equation of Atlantis with Crete, and plenty of different citations of Atlantis in either recognized and lesser-known literature. comparable legends also are mentioned and refuted, and studies contain bills of exact expeditions trying to find the sunken continent and makes an attempt to end up its life via comparative anatomy and zoology.

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