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Raising Atlantis (edition 2005)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743491912, Mass Market Paperback)BURIED UNDER TWO MILES OF ICE.
In Antarctica, a glacial earthquake swallows up a team of scientists...and exposes a mysterious monument older than the Earth itself.
In Peru, archaeologist Dr. Conrad Yeats is apprehended by U.S. Special Forces...to unlock the final key to the origins of the human race.
In Rome, the pope summons environmental activist Dr. Serena Serghetti to the Vatican...and reveals a terrifying vision of apocalyptic disaster.
In space, a weather satellite reveals four massive storms forming around the South Pole...and three U.S. spy satellites disappear from orbit.
These are the end times, when the legends of a lost civilization and the prophecies of the world's great religions lead a man and a woman to a shattering discovery that will change the fate of humankind. This is the ultimate voyage, a journey to the center of time, as awe-inspiring as the dawn of man--and as inevitable as doomsday. This is RAISING ATLANTIS....
(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 19 Apr 2011 01:53:41 -0400)
"There's more to the story of Atlantis than a lost continent-- there's also a centuries-old global conspiracy. author Thomas Greanias believes that it was the volcanic destruction of Thira-- modern-day Santorini-- that inspired the ancient Greek philosopher Plato to pen the original story of Atlantis nine hundred years later. However, Plato's fourth century B.C. account claimed that Atlantis sunk nine thousand years earlier. Taken literally-- and combined with recent revelations-- Plato's ancient clues suggest that Antarctica may, in fact, prove to be the site of the legendary Atlantis"--p. .
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