From the Publisher
The Untold Story of One Man''s Quest for a Lost World
In 1679, Renaissance man Olof Rudbeck stunned the world. He
proposed that an ancient lost civilization once thrived in the far
north of his native Sweden: the fabled Atlantis. Rudbeck would
spend the last thirty years of his life hunting for the evidence
that would prove this extraordinary theory.
Chasing down clues to that lost golden age, Rudbeck combined the
reasoning of Sherlock Holmes with the daring of Indiana Jones. He
excavated what he thought was the acropolis of Atlantis, retraced
the journeys of classical heroes, opened countless burial mounds,
and consulted rich collections of manuscripts and artifacts. He
eventually published his findings in a 2,500-page tome titled
Atlantica, a remarkable work replete with heroic quests,
exotic lands, and fabulous creatures.
Three hundred years later, the story of Rudbeck's adventures
appears in English for the first time. It is a thrilling narrative
of discovery as well as a cautionary tale about the dangerous dance
of genius and madness.
About the Author
David King teaches European history at the University of Kentucky. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and their daughter.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: July 25, 2006
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1400047536
ISBN - 13: 9781400047536