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Hardcover Lost Civilizations: Rediscovering Ancient Sites Through New Technologies Book

ISBN: 0823028739

ISBN13: 9780823028733

Lost Civilizations: Rediscovering Ancient Sites Through New Technologies

A wealth of never-before-published scientific and satellite information that attempts to solve the tangled mysteries of our lost civilizations! The enduring legends of Plato's lost city of Atlantis... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Bringing the past to life

Atkinson investigates the history of 20 civilizations around the globe that survive only as ruins or rumours, examining various facets of these cultures like their religion, environment, architecture, etc. New techniques like satellite remote sensing mages are combined with architectural disciplines to reveal the secrets of the past.Part One The Americas deals with The Anasazi, Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu and Tiwanaku. Part Two The Mediterranean deals with Atlantis (Thera/Santorini in the author's view), Halicarnassus, Helike, Knossos, Pompei and Troy. Part Three The Middle East deal with Babylon, Mahram Bilqis, Nimrud Persepolis, Ubar in Arabia and Ur in Mesopotamia. Part Four Asia investigates Angkor Wat, Anuradhapura and Mohenjo Daro.The text includes quotes from leading scientists and archaeologists on the cultures concerned. The book includes a full colour map of the 20 cultures plus photographs and beautiful reproductions of works of art. There are also impressive computer generated images, like the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The book concludes with a glossary, a further reading list and index.

Illustrated throughout with full color photography

Illustrated throughout with full color photography, Lost Civilizations: Rediscovering Ancient Sites Through New Technology by author and journalist Austen Atkinson takes the reader upon an exciting and informative journey into the past, piecing together the great civilizations of antiquity from all that modern-day science can tell us from the artifacts they have left behind. Covering the antiquarian civilizations of the Americas, Mediterranean, Middle East, and Asia, Lost Civilizations offers a grand and highly recommended tour of the world as well as the ages.
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