Finding Atlantis: A True Story of Genius, Madness, and an Extraordinary Quest for a Lost World

Finding Atlantis: A True Story of Genius, Madness, and an Extraordinary Quest for a Lost World

by David King
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Finding Atlantis: A True Story of Genius, Madness, and an Extraordinary Quest for a Lost World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked Longtitude, Mauve or Galileo's Daughter you will like this book. The author does a good job of weaving historical fact, science and a biography into a capativating story of one man's life.
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Paimpont More than 1 year ago
It is extraordnarily difficult to find books about the intriguing Swedish polymath Rudbeck in English, and I was delighted to come across this one. The author paints a lavish portrait of the eccentric Rudbeck himself as well as the bizarre academic intrigues of 17th century Uppsala. The story of Rudbeck's life and scholarship, including his quest for the lost Atlantis, is told in vivid and readable prose. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of science or the history of ideas.
Michael Jahosky More than 1 year ago
Finding Atlantis helped me look at the old myth with clear and insightful eyes. it is highly recommended