In Roots of Cataclysm, a journalist investigating the mysteries of the Ice Ages and the first human settlements of the New World finds that conventional doctrine is in conflict with the historical data. He presents a useful and easy-to-follow introduction to geology and what is known about pre-history in setting the context for his investigation.
The geology, geography and climatology of the last Ice Age offer evidence that could suggest Atlantis did exist. The author proposes that geopulsation of the earth together with tectonic shifts and catastrophic volcanoes could have created a land bridge or island chain connecting Europe to the mid-Atlantic; and he explores what that could mean for the origins of pre-Columbian American civilizations. Specifically, he traces the Atlantis legend in relation to the explosion of a supervolcano in the Atlantic in the 17th century BC. While it is based mainly on scientific evidence rather than folklore and legend, the book is engaging and written in an appealing style that makes science accessible to all.