The Atlantis Researches: The Earth’s Rotation in Mythology and Prehistory book Paul Dunbavin was originally published in 1992 and investigates the Atlantis Mythology. It seems the book was later revised and published in 2003 with the different title of Atlantis of the West.
It covers areas such as archaeoastronomy, mythology, ancient history and geophysics as related to catastrophism and the Atlantis myths of Britain.
The Atlantis Researches book review from its publisher
The myths and legends of the world abound with inexplicable tales of devastating floods, famines and geological catastrophes. Of all these, the most lucid and compelling must surely be the Greek philosopher Plato’s account of an ancient civilization situated on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. According to Plato’s narrative, the island of Atlantis disappeared beneath the sea during a single day and night of geological upheaval.
Such things go beyond our everyday experience. Most people – if they think about them at all – simply dismiss these ancient tales. And we all take for granted the pleasant and predictable environment that the Earth offers us today. We forget that we live upon the surface of an immense orb of rotating fluid, upon which a deep crust has formed. The energy stored in the Earth’s gravity and rotation is vast. At present, thankfully, it is table, but should this energy ever be unleashed then it surely has the capacity to reshape entire continents.
This remarkable multidisciplinary investigation has been described by one reviewer as “surely the most comprehensive and fully researched work ever written on Atlantis”. The author considers the evidence that a great catastrophe really did occur 5,000 years ago during the Neolithic age. He illustrates how the known variations of the Earth’s rotation could explain many enigmatic stories that we encounter within the myths and legends of the world.
The Atlantis Researches book review from Atlantipedia
The Atlantis Researches by Paul Dunbavin discusses in great detail the myths of the British Isles and, in particular, the Welsh legends that refer repeatedly to sunken kingdoms. Dunbavin concludes that these myths are a memory of a submerged Neolithic civilisation around the coasts of the British Isles.
The author is convinced that the destruction of this civilisation was the result of a change in the Earth’s axis, as a consequence of a cometary impact, around 3100 BC. This date coincides with the conclusions of other writers who have also identified this date as one of global cataclysmic events. However controversial his ideas may be, the book is well worth a read.
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The Atlantis Researches book review from Wikipedia
Dunbavin … places Atlantis in the Irish Sea. Joscelyn Godwin writes that his Atlantean theory involves the earth being struck by a comet in 3100 BC which in turn caused the earths crust to shift causing various land masses to shrink and rise. Dunbavin claims that the submerged land around the British Isles can be eqauted with the description of Atlantis by Plato. He claims that the city of Atlantis lies in the Irish Sea between Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
His books on Atlantis have attracted positive comments from pseudohistoric writers who agree with his approach but have not been taken seriously by the scientific community.
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More info about Paul Dunbavin
Dr Ross Samson wrote that “Paul Dunbavin is no professional academic, but this book resembles books by scholars.” he pointed out that Dunbavins book contains translated extracts of ancient sources and the book as such should be used as a source-book.
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