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The Resource Finding Atlantis : a true story of genius, madness and an extraordinary quest for a lost world, David King

Finding Atlantis : a true story of genius, madness and an extraordinary quest for a lost world, David King

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Finding Atlantis : a true story of genius, madness and an extraordinary quest for a lost world
Title
Finding Atlantis
Title remainder
a true story of genius, madness and an extraordinary quest for a lost world
Statement of responsibility
David King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The untold story of a Renaissance man on an adventurous hunt for a lost civilization-an epic quest through castles, courts, mythologies, and the spectacular world of the imagination. What do the gods of Mount Olympus have in common with the gods of Valhalla? What do these, in turn, have to do with the pharaohs of Egypt, and the glories of fabled Atlantis? In 1679, Olof Rudbeck stunned the world with the answer: they could all be traced to an ancient lost civilization that once thrived in the far north of Rudbeck's native Sweden. He would spend the last thirty years of his life hunting for the evidence. 300 years later, his story appears in English for the first time, a narrative of discovery as well as a cautionary tale about the dangerous dance of genius and madness.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
ZS3
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, David
Dewey number
001.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN751
LC item number
.K56*
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atlantis (Legendary place)
  • Rudbeck, Olof
  • Natural history
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Rudbeck, Olof
  • Atlantis (Legendary place)
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Natural history
  • Sweden
  • Geographical myths
  • Civilization, Ancient
Label
Finding Atlantis : a true story of genius, madness and an extraordinary quest for a lost world, David King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Cartesian witch hunt
  • 5.
  • Follow the fish!
  • 6.
  • Gazing at the face of Thor
  • 7.
  • The quest for the golden fleece
  • 8.
  • Mountains don't dance
  • 9.
  • Introduction
  • Twelve trumpets, four kettledrums and a bag of gold
  • 10.
  • All oars to Atlantis
  • 11.
  • Olympus stormed
  • 12.
  • Hanging by a thread
  • 13.
  • Et vos homines
  • 14.
  • 1.
  • On nothing
  • 15.
  • And then the snake thawed
  • 16.
  • The Elysian fields
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Select bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Promises
  • 2.
  • Oracle of the North
  • 3.
  • Remarkable correspondences
  • 4.
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781400047536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm71438707
  • (OCoLC)71438707
Label
Finding Atlantis : a true story of genius, madness and an extraordinary quest for a lost world, David King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Cartesian witch hunt
  • 5.
  • Follow the fish!
  • 6.
  • Gazing at the face of Thor
  • 7.
  • The quest for the golden fleece
  • 8.
  • Mountains don't dance
  • 9.
  • Introduction
  • Twelve trumpets, four kettledrums and a bag of gold
  • 10.
  • All oars to Atlantis
  • 11.
  • Olympus stormed
  • 12.
  • Hanging by a thread
  • 13.
  • Et vos homines
  • 14.
  • 1.
  • On nothing
  • 15.
  • And then the snake thawed
  • 16.
  • The Elysian fields
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Select bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Promises
  • 2.
  • Oracle of the North
  • 3.
  • Remarkable correspondences
  • 4.
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781400047536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm71438707
  • (OCoLC)71438707

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