Project Atlantis - An Exercise in the Application of Earth Science to a Critical Examination of a Pseudoscience Hypothesis

  title={Project Atlantis - An Exercise in the Application of Earth Science to a Critical Examination of a Pseudoscience Hypothesis},
  author={Steven A. Earle},
  journal={Journal of Geoscience Education},
  pages={290 - 294}
  • S. Earle
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geoscience Education
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