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Overview

The lost civilization of Atlantis—whether mythical or historical—offers possible clues about our past and holds important lessons for our future.

Join author J. Allan Danelek on a compelling journey of discovery as he attempts to answer questions surrounding the controversial twelve-thousand-year-old legend: Was it a real place or did Plato invent the story? If it did exist, what could have led to the widespread destruction of an entire civilization? And are we heading down the same road to self-annihilation?

Fact or Fiction?

Bringing new life to Plato's dialogues on Atlantis, Danelek offers original theories about the lost world's culture and downfall. This engaging exploration covers all aspects of Atlantean lore, from historical maps and geological sciences to popular theories both traditional and contemporary.

At the heart of every story lies an ultimate truth and timeless lesson. What can Atlantis teach us about the fate of humanity?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738711621
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

A native Minnesotan who currently resides in Colorado, Jeff Allen Danelek has been working as a graphic artist and technical illustrator since leaving the Navy in 1984. While he has been writing as a hobby for fifteen years, it is only in the last few years that he began pursuing it as a full-time vocation. Besides writing, his hobbies include military history, religion and spirituality, numismatics (coin collecting), general science and things like Bigfoot and other mysterious beasties, Atlantis, UFO’s and anything that goes bump in the night. An avid reader and careful researcher, he enjoys presenting alternative theories on increasingly popular subjects dealing with the strange and inexplicable world around us.

Danelek is regularly featured at seminars and conferences around the country, speaking on the topics of ghosts, reincarnation and UFOs. He has been published in FATE magazine and has been a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and the X-Zone with Rob McConnell. He has also been a guest on Dreamland with Whitley Strieber, the Hilly Rose show, Erskine Overnight, and many popular podcasts. His books include The Case for Ghosts, Atlantis: Lessons from a Prehistoric Civilization, and UFOs: The Great Debate. His latest book is 2012: Extinction or Utopia. Danelek is also a novelist and instructor at Colorado Free University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
The Futile Search for a Lost Continent     1
Plato Reconsidered     29
The Universal Flood Story     39
The Advent of Civilization     55
The Rise and Fall-and Rise Again-of Civilization     67
An Ancient Empire     83
Living on Borrowed Time     101
The War That Really Did End All Wars     117
Uncovering the Evidence     135
Finding the Fingerprints of an Ancient Civilization     165
The New Atlanteans     191
Conclusion     209
The Timaeus     211
The Critias     221
Bibliography     241
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