Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

Author(s): Mark Adams

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The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: everything we know about the famous city of Atlantis comes from the work of Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: amateur explorers are still actively searching for the sunken city all around the world, based entirely on the clues Plato left behind. Meet Me in Atlantis is Adams's enthralling account of his quest to solve one of history's greatest mysteries. It is a travelogue that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters, an intriguing examination of ancient codes in Plato's writings, and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.

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* Widespread review coverage in major newspapers in Australia and New Zealand including the Age, Australian Financial Review, NZ Herald and Sunday Star Times * Reviews in travel and history magazines such as Australian Geographic * Online coverage on blogs and websites dedicated to travel and books * Interviews on ABC radio (local and Radio National) in Australia, and on Radio NZ in New Zealand * Shared advertising in literary, arts and current affairs publications such as ABR, Griffith Review, Monthly, The Big Issue, Limelight (ABC) and on their associated websites * Budget for bookseller catalogues * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters * Glossy A2 posters available to the trade * Social media campaign including targeted advertising on Facebook

'Turn Right at Machu Picchu is thoughtful and informative, a wry and genial account rather than the forced jock fest of too many populist, fish-out-of-water narratives.' Weekend Australian on Turn Right at Machu Picchu 'Frank, funny and informative, Adams delivers the best and worst of travel experiences for the armchair explorer. Verdict: history, adventure and humour in spades.' Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph on Turn Right at Machu Picchu 'An engaging and sometimes hilarious book.' New York Times Book Review on Turn Right at Machu Picchu '[An] entirely delightful book.' -- Jonathan Yardley Washington Post on Turn Right at Machu Picchu 'A serious (and seriously funny) travelogue, a smart and tightly written history, and an investigative report into perhaps the greatest archaeological discovery in the last century.' nationalgeographic.com on Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Mark Adams is the author of the acclaimed history Mr. America, which The Washington Post named a Best Book of 2009. A writer for many publications, including GQ, Outside and The New York Times, he lives near New York City with his wife and children.

General Fields

  • : 9781922182746
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : February 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Adams
  • : Paperback
  • : Apr-15
  • : English
  • : 001.94092
  • : 336