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by J. M Allen

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ISBN:
1900624192
Author:
J. M Allen
Category:
Archaeology
Language:
English
Publisher:
Windrush Press; First Edition edition (1998)
Pages:
173 pages
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Atlantis: The Andes Solution fully explains .

Atlantis: The Andes Solution fully explains .

Atlantis: The Andes Solut. has been added to your Cart. The premise of the book is that Atlantis was actually located on a plain at 12,000 feet high in Bolivia, and that people from there sailed 1,500 miles down rivers and then across the Atlantic to invade northern Africa and southern Europe, eventually to be repelled by Athens.

The ancient city and lost continent of Atlantis was devastated by floods and earthquakes in about 9600 BC according to the Greek philosopher Plato. He wrote of its magnificence and described its geographical location in great detail

The ancient city and lost continent of Atlantis was devastated by floods and earthquakes in about 9600 BC according to the Greek philosopher Plato. He wrote of its magnificence and described its geographical location in great detail. Over the centuries countless theories have grown up regarding its precise location.

The ancient city and lost continent of Atlantis was devastated by floods . America as the "island-continent," one as large as Asia and Libya combined.

Extremely interesting theory and evidence supporting it. This book is an excellent read giving a new, believable concept to the story of Atlantis. I definitely recommend this book to all with an interest in Atlantis and an interest in ancient civilizations.

The Discovery of South America as the Legendary Continent of Atlantis The Theory and the Evidence. Atlantis: The Andes Solution. to calculate longitude. ALLEN Foreword by John Blashford-Snell. recognition of the land as an unknown continent instead of a part of Asia as was previously thought.

Allen, a former air photo interpreter for Britain's Royal Air Force who has also studied ancient measurements, weighs in here with another theory concerning the legendary lost continent, thought at various times by scholars to have been located in the Bahamas, Antarctica or in the Aegean Sea.

July 31, 2010 History. Allen, J. M. Atlantis Close

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According to ancient myth, the name of a vast island continent, and the many civilizations which flourished on it, before being destroyed in a cataclysm.

  • Rit
This book is a very disjointed, rambling and unstructured set of paragraphs about an intriguing idea - which the author entirely fails to prove, or even to strengthen.
The premise of the book is that Atlantis was actually located on a plain at 12,000 feet high in Bolivia, and that people from there sailed 1,500 miles down rivers and then across the Atlantic to invade northern Africa and southern Europe, eventually to be repelled by Athens.
The geographical research is rambling and sketchy at best. No rationale for why people living on the west side of South America would ignore Brazil, and the rest of the western hemishpere to attack powerful forces along the Mediterranean.
Of this 173 page book, 8 pages are a not very enthusiastic introduction. The next 20 pages ramble on about the theory. 22 pages are a challenging translation of parts of Plato. The rest demonstrates the authors lack of organization when he finally visits Bolivia, his lack of knowledge or understanding of the sheer size of South America in general, and his lack of structure in writing.
An editor would have helped this book a lot. St. Martin's press did this author no favors in whatever editorial support they failed to provide.
  • Shomeshet
Jim Allen offers some plausible scenarios, but at times fails to connect his ideas in a way that makes sense. It feels disjointed in parts, but overall I came away impressed enough with the fascinating subject matter that this could be forgiven.
  • Phenade
J. M. Allen correctly rejects Ignatius Donnelly's reading of Plato which placed Atlantis as "opposed to the Pillars of Heracles" rather than "across from the Straits" as related in Sir Desmond Lee's definitive translation. Thus Allen overcomes the common mistake that led scores of Donnelly's followers to posit Atlantis as a sunken island in the Atlantic (geologically unsustainable), rather than as an island-continent across the Atlantic (the Americas) whose civilization was destroyed but whose "bare-bones" still appear (Caribbean Islands). In choosing Bolivia as the site of Atlantis Allen has also chosen an ancient megalithic civilization of great antiquity built on the squared plain and canal system described by Plato. Tihuanacu very probably was a recipient or contemporary of Atlantean culture. The crucial problem with the "Andes Solution" is that the Altiplano of present-day Bolivia stands 12,000 feet above sea-level. Plato's Atlantis had a navigational base at its center that traded with sea-farers on a world-wide basis. Perhaps Allen is "half-right" in identifying So. America as the "island-continent," one as large as Asia and Libya combined. The Americas are in fact one continent -- a continent in antiquity because its reaches north and south could not fully be described, an island because it could be crossed easily from the Caribbean to the greater sea of the Pacific. And at the center of the Americas, a land that creatively connects the great ocean currents, there lie the most enigmatic relics of a great civilization, the almost perfect stone spheres of Costa Rica. For another argument on the nature and location of Atlantis read ATLANTIS IN AMERICA: NAVIGATORS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Ivar Zapp and George Erikson.
  • Felolak
While the book's premise is both unique and interesting, that the lost city of Atlantis can be found in the Bolivian Altiplano, there are major problems with this book. Firstly, this clearly is not a scholarly piece of work. It is poorly written and poorly presented. There is a lack of coherence and understanding to the ideas presented, the works cited, and even the diagrams utilized. Secondly, the works and diagrams cited in this book are done so without proper reference to their source and context. There is not even a precise map of the author's journey through Bolivia, nor how the purported location of Atlantis is situated with respect to other key cultural centres past and present that might add substance to the author's theory.
Thirdly, while the author is unable to find evidence correlating all of Plato's statements regarding Atlantis, no explanation is given for this. In fact one could argue that the author's interpretion of Plato's statements is somewhat subjective, seeing only what the author wants to see. Fourthly, very little evidence is presented to support the author's theory. A review of aerial maps and a drive across the Altiplano is the crux of the evidence presented. In fact, most of the book is spent speculating about related theories of antiquity, and even this is done with a degree of naivete.
In summary, although there is a lack of academic scholarship and expertise in this work, I do give the author credit for the originality of the theory. If anyone is to blame for this book, however, it is not the author, but the editor and publisher for allowing a book of such poor quality, presentation, lack of depth and substance to be published in the first place.
  • Ť.ħ.ê_Ĉ.õ.о.Ł
This book was exceptional. I have been an Atlantis investigator for 45 years and this is the closest theory to where Atlantis actually was that I have ever read. Read this book and then do some follow up research on Timeas and Criteas and study more about South America, and it becomes obvious that Allen has the best theory on record about Atlantis. I have read many books on the subject since my original reading and this book still stands as the best theory available today. Many alternative theories are primarily propaganda campaigns to encourage tourism. This book is definitly not propaganda and is well supported with plent of data the suggests that the Jim's theory is correct.(5/20/2008)