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  • Genre:SCIENCE
  • SubGenre:Earth Sciences / Geology
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Legend of Atlantis and the Science of Geology
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:396
  • eBook ISBN:9798350922196
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350922189

The Geology of Greece

Uniformity or Catastrophe?

by Joseph O’Donoghue

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Dive into the captivating world of The Geology of Greece, the second volume in The Legend of Atlantis and the Science of Geology series. Uncover the ancient catastrophe's impact on Greece and the Aegean Sea, challenging established academic theories with a thought-provoking exploration of geological evidence and the laws of physics.
Embark on an enlightening journey with The Geology of Greece, the second installment in The Legend of Atlantis and The Science of Geology series. In this compelling volume, which forms the second part of the foundational two-book set that inaugurates the series, the focus turns once again to Atlantis, continuing the insightful investigation initiated in volume 1. This volume begins with the Egyptian priest's account of ancient Greece and the great catastrophe's effect on it. It then proceeds, over the remainder of the book, to closely examine all relevant geological evidence. Taking the priest's narrative as a starting point, the book delves into all aspects of the geology of Greece and the Aegean region. The priest's account, in fact, serves as a springboard for the comparison of the actual geological evidence with the contemporary academic scientific interpretations of it. The pages of this volume resonate with the clash between the uniformitarian doctrines of the Lyellian camp of 19th century British geologists, and the catastrophism of the original founders of the science. Intriguingly, Greece and the Aegean emerge as as a living laboratory, challenging existing geological paradigms to their core. The author expertly navigates through the evidence, comparing what that evidence clearly indicates with the prevailing uniformitarian theories. The reader is led to question whether the established doctrines can convincingly account for the evidence or if the priest's catastrophe offers a more cogent explanation. The unerring guides in this exploration are the unbreakable laws of physics, simple logic and our own everyday experience. The narrative unfolds to demonstrate the inadequacy of conventional academic theories, paving the way for the revolutionary assertion that catastrophic events hold the key to deciphering the Greek geological puzzle. A detailed synthesis of research and analysis culminates in a compelling revelation: that the very fabric of the Earth's history bears the indelible marks of cataclysmic upheaval.
About the author

The author graduated from University College Cork, Ireland, in 1986 with a Batchelor's degree in geology, and began his career as a professional geologist working on water resources and environmental geology in both Ireland and the United States. Finding that the work of a geologist did not really appeal to him, he left the field and pursued his keen interest in the science of geology independently. His interest in natural history was matched only by his interest in ancient archaeology and the intersection of the two.

Driven by a primary interest in the enigma of the Ice Age, the author embarked on a quest to solve what is probably the greatest mystery in geology, undeterred by the many decades of prior and futile efforts that had preceded his. Growing up near formerly glaciated landscapes in Ireland, and living among them in the Northeastern United States, he became very familiar with the evidence the Ice Age left behind.

Careful observation, an eye for detail, and an open mind enabled the author to achieve insights previously missed or obscured by an excessive adherence to academic doctrine. His review of the geological sciences extended back to the early years of the science, to a time when catastrophism was the dominant view of earth history.

The question the author attempts to answer, therefore, is whether modern-day gradualist uniformitarianism is correct or whether some form of the rejected catastrophism of the early days holds the better answer. And, after thirty years of study, the author considers the latter to be much more correct.

The author's approach to his critical analysis of the Atlantis legend and the science of geology is based solely on the evidence and underpinned by the laws of physics, and, using much scientific evidence and those laws of physics, this series seeks to demonstrate that the geological history of this world may well be very different to what orthodox academic geology says it is, and lost Atlantis may indeed be a reality.