Take off the tinfoil hat, folks. This is a serious and scholarly study of the history of the Atlantis myth. By the end of this classic, the reader will have a pretty thorough insight into what the myth is, who espoused it, where it was seen in literature, the science of Atlantis, the history of the world, creation theories, and numerous other approaches to the Atlantis myth. And, if the reader actually believes the Platonic Atlantis literally after reading this book, they didn't read it. You will understand allegory, ancient storytelling, and the use of historical parallels (like the Santorini explosion) to form the basis for the myth. A slow starter by this book is a great literary and historical resource on Atlantis in myth and literature.