Michael Joseph, 2002, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Santha Faiia -- Photographer
1.350 kg.; X, 742 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements, Online Appendices and Photographs, notes and index. Dark blue coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with five inserts of eight pages each, of colour photography taken by Santha Faiia, numerous maps and city plans throughout the text. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges and to the top right-hand corner of the front panel. Browning, commensurate with poor paper used in book's production, to the text block edges and to the internal text. Colour photographic dustwrapper (wraparound) with gilt, white and pale blue titles to the front panel and built and pale blue titles to the backstrip. Chipping to the top right-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel and there is some creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. In this book the author, in a five year odyssey, tracked down the lost civilisation/s after the last melting of the ice age. Tracking down hints of where these are the civilisations should be through myths and legends from throughout the world. Diving in the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Japan and in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic he and his investigators find man-made ruins -- ruins that conventional archaeology say should not be there. " Underworld is a book of historical detection and mystery, adventure and discovery. It present compelling hard evidence for a fascinating forgotten episode in human history, and in the process offers a completely new explanation for the origins of civilisation as we know it." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Santha Faiia -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Archaeology; History -- Ancient ; ISBN: 0718144007. ISBN/EAN: 9780718144005. Inventory No: 0109369.