The Atlantis Blueprint ends with a question--is there a city beneath the ice of Antarctica? In fact, the book is a mystery-fest, linking a host of popular enigmas to the theory that civilisation is thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of years older than we think. It proposes the existence of an antediluvian world-wide maritime civilisation whose blueprint left a legacy of specially positioned sacred sites around the world and whose centre, Atlantis, may be in Antarctica due to earth crust displacement.
If any of this sounds familiar, its because much of it is not new. Indeed this book constantly cites other related literature to support its ideas, bringing in such writers as Graham Hancock, Michael Baigent and Robert Bauval. Rejecting some especially outlandish theories, The Atlantis Blueprint shows a will to speak sensibly and it is easy to agree that conventional science has historically underestimated our earliest ancestors and that archaeology is now pushing back the age of civilisation. Readers would need to be experts in a wide variety of disciplines to assess exactly how much scepticism this book deserves, but many will possess enough general knowledge to debate with parts of it. The Atlantis Blueprint is, whatever else, a thought-provoking assemblage of fringe science theories on some of the worlds most enduring mysteries. And, we remember, some of sciences most brilliant theories were derided in their time. --Karen Tiley [via]