The Lost City of Atlantis

The Lost City of Atlantis by Natalie Hyde, Crabtree Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 9780778722984. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS.

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This book provides an in-depth and even handed account of mankind’s fascination with and search for Atlantis. Young readers will be intrigued by the number of theories that have been put forth over the last two thousand years. The author uses mythology, history and scientific discoveries/theories to help each person to come to their own conclusion. Since the question of whether or not Atlantis really existed remains unanswered, readers will find sufficient information in the book to continue their own information quests and/or follow up on the theorized location they find most promising.

With very good photos and illustrations as well as a cast of philosophers and explorers spanning two millennia, there’s plenty in this work to catch and stimulate young minds.

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