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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pocket (July 2, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671464825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671464820
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,375,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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He even anticipates the ozone hole controversy!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Hayes on March 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I read this book maybe 20, 25 years ago, after finding it browsing in the local library, and for ME, the "secret" of Atlantis was pretty much a resolved question from that point forward... Not that Muck necessarily had all his science right (especially considering he wrote this book at a time not even the Big Bang theory had been "proven" over the Steady State theory of the universe), but that I DO believe he proved a small comet or meteorite hit in North America and probably bouncing into the Atlantic 10-12,000 years ago.

I JUST finished watching a new, 2-hour show on the History Channel about the origins of Clovis Man on North America and the "curiosity" about why and how both Clovis AND 80% of all large land mammals on North America suddenly VANISHED about 13,000 years ago, and then about 2,000 years later, they start seeing human artifacts again... Ice cor samples revealed that just as the ice age was retreating, allowing humans to setle North America, a second, shorter "ice age" of about 1,000 years QUICKLY descended upon the planet, and Alan West of the University of Michigan has discovered microscopic metalic balls and "microdiamonds" at the level at that EXACT point in the geologic layer ALL OVER NORTH AMERICA that indicate the distribution of materials from a comet or meteorite -- materials that RARELY exist anywhere but in OUTER SPACE.

Of course he apparently never heard of Otto Muck, and he thinks his idea is ALL NEW and that said meteorite hit the ice mass in Canada, and he could be right -- or they BOTH could be wrong...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jack Flack on April 21, 2007
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It's not even a close call. This is easily the best book ever written on Atlantis. Speculation is kept to a minimum while scientific analysis prevails. Muck surveys ocean currents, plant and animal distributions and geological evidence and concldues that there is no other scientific explanation available---there must have been a large island or small continet in the Atlantic that has disappeared.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you read any one book on the topic of Atlantis, this should be it. It's a scholarly work that covers scientific ground that no one else even thinks to tackle. In particular, the late Dr. Muck's discussion of the Gulf Stream and climatologic evidence is persuasive. (It should be tested against the hypothesis of a polar axial shift to ensure validity with regard to location of currents vis a vis the Gulf Stream. His same ideas and techniques applied to Siberia could add further weight to the axial displacement hypothesis as well, or refute it.) More recent evidence about the astronomic event that shattered a small comet or asteroid into over half a million pieces, crossed North America from Alaska and crashed into the Sargasso Sea during the correct time frame (as evidenced by the "Carolina Bays") fully supports Muck's thesis and lends greater credibility to it. This out of print book should be reissued!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 31, 1997
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I have this book for several years and this one of the best in this subject. Author writes very seriously and gives you very good thesis. Anyone should consider this book as one serious aproach which is giving the right arguments. It is impossible to deny what author says. I warmly recommend this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Pinkerton on August 12, 2008
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This is the book that got me interested in Atlantis almost twenty-five years ago. Mr. Muck backs his ideas and theories with solid evidence that whetted my appetite for anything Atlantis oriented. It's a "must read" for anyone who is interested in the subject, especially since it's based on provable History, Archeology, Science, and Mythology, and not "iffy" ideas. It was added long ago to my personal library.
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Ever wonder if the world wide legends of a deluge had a foundation in fact? Do you believe in your heart of hearts there is? Ever wish a highly educated person would turn their interests to such a subject and perhaps explain the legend of Atlantis, too? If so, this is the book for you. I read widely and have read deeply (maybe not as deep as you, but pretty deeply) on catastrophism, if you go to my other reviews you'll see I've read Velikovsky, Donnelly, Radlof. Velikovsky is the best known of these and also the most problematical, as he puts forth provocative physical evidence on one hand (Earth in Upheaval) and eye rolling error on the other (Worlds in Collision). I always wanted to see Velikovsky's evidences he developed in Earth in Upheaval more fully developed. Velikovsky marshals citation after citation of physical evidence something really bad happened (so much so, I don't see how it can be denied), it's just for me Velikovsky makes four huge errors:

1. He places the catastrophe too recent in time, 1500 B.C., the time of the Exodus. Problem is, the planet wide catastrophe put forth by Velikovsky would of destroyed fragile archeological artifacts like Newgrange, Stonehenge, and Carnak. It didn't, so it didn't happen when he said it did.
2. He makes the causative agent a comet/the planet Venus
3. To make point 2 work he posits a creation event of Venus from Jupiter that is just too much
4. The resulting bouncing around the solar system of Venus/Mars is just too complicated.

Muck does what Velikovsky should of tried to do. He explains the origins of a worldwide planetary event recorded in myth, puts forth evidence for his assertions that does not require redoing of celestial mechanics and gravity.
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