The Destruction of Atlantis: Ragnarok, Or the Age of Fire and Gravel

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Courier Corporation, 01 հնվ, 2004 թ. - 452 էջ
This book had a tremendous impact on readers in the late 1800s. Written by Ignatius Donnelly, a farmer-politician with no scientific training, it developed a strikingly original theme—that a comet passed close to or struck Earth in ancient times, causing catastrophic changes that later were vaguely recalled in mythologies and biblical tales. Throughout most of the book, Donnelly supports his ideas with convincing geological, archeological, and astronomical arguments. This reprint presents Donnelly's theory of the comet that impacted Earth tens of thousands of years ago, producing layers of gravel (which contemporary scientists attributed to glaciation) and the destruction of an advanced civilization (Atlantis), followed by a years-long cloud cover and extreme cold. A remarkable concept that has also been mentioned in ancient Arabic writings, this theory—and the book in which it is presented—will appeal to readers in many areas of interest: occult enthusiasts, fantasy buffs, and perhaps even some members of the scientific community.

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PART
1
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE DRIFT Frontispiece
5
RIVER ISSUING FROM A Swiss GLACIER
19
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
20
GLACIERFURROWS AND SCRATCHES AT STONY POINT LAKE ERIE
26
DRIFTDEPOSITS IN THE TROPICS
38
THE DRIFT A GIGANTIC CATASTROPHE
43
STRATIFIED BEDS IN TILL LEITHEN WATER PEEBLESSHIRE SCOTLAND
54
LEGENDS OF THE CAVELIFE
195
LEGENDS OF THE AGE OF DARKNESS
208
THE PRIMEVAL STORM
220
THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN
233
THE FALL OF THE CLAY AND GRAVEL
251
THE ARABIAN MYTHS
268
THE AFRITE IN THE PILLAR
270
THE BOOK OF JOB
276

GREAT HEAT A PREREQUISITE
58
ORBITS OF THE PERIODIC COMETS
83
THE EARTHS ORBIT
89
PART III
91
THE GREAT COMET OF 1811
95
SOLAR SPECTRUM
105
PART
113
DID MAN EXIST BEFORE THE DRIFT?
121
SECTION AT ST ACHEUL
122
PLUMMET FROM SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA
130
THE COMET
132
COMET OF 1862
137
RAGNAROK
141
THE CONFLAGRATION OF PHAËTON
154
COURSE OF Donatis COMET
157
OTHER LEGENDS OF THE CONFLAGRATION
166
GENESIS READ BY THE LIGHT OF THE COMET
316
PART IV
341
EARTHEN VASE FOUND IN THE CAVE OF FURFOOZ BELGIUM
347
STONE IMAGE FOUND IN OHIO
353
TAE SCENE OF MANS SURVIVAL
366
THE BRIDGE
376
OBJECTIONS CONSIDERED
389
BIELAS COMET
408
BIELAS COMET SPLIT IN TWO
409
THE UNIVERSAL BELIEF OF MANKIND
424
THE EARTH STRUCK BY COMETS MANY TIMES
431
SECTION ON THE SCHUYLKILL
432
THE AFTERWORD
437
COULD A COMET STRIKE THE EARTH?
445
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