At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

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At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft

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1936

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100

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0812974417

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At the Mountains of Madness

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On an expedition to Antarctica, Professor William Dyer and his colleagues discover the remains of ancient half-vegetable, half-animal life-forms. The extremely early date in the geological strata is surprising because of the highly-evolved features found in these previously unkown life-forms. Through a series of dark revelations, violent episodes, and misunderstandings, the group learns of Earth's secret history and legacy.

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nt to the west, but somewhat different from the parts lying eastward below South America - which we then thought to form a separate and smaller continent divided from the larger one by a frozen junction of Ross and Weddell Seas, though Byrd has since disproved the hypothesis.

In certain of the sandstones, dynamited and chiseled after boring revealed their nature, we found some highly interesting fossil markings and fragments; notably ferns, seaweeds, trilobites, crinoids, and such mollusks as linguellae and gastropods - all of which seemed of real significance in connection with the region's primordial history. There was also a queer triangular, striated marking, about a foot in greatest diameter, which Lake pieced together from three fragments of slate brought up from a deep-blasted aperture. These fragments came from a point to the westward, near the Queen Alexandra Range; and Lake, as a biologist, seemed to find their curious marking unusually puzzling and provocative, though to my geological eye it

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I have just reread "AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS"a dark and wounderouse panorama of Antartic desolation engulfing my mind where a discovery was made that violated the laws of science,history and biology.Here we sit,inour homes,in our offices,tommorow we go back to work,tonight we sleep soundly in our beds,Antartica is real,prehistory is real.What really lurks down there at the bottom of the world?Maybee its best we dont know.But what touched Lovecraft,what thoughts entered his mind?what dark muse gave birth to his stories?Read this tale,then dare you ponder the questions i have asked?
Amazing! Creeped me out fully while tapping into that part of the human mind that craves the discovery of lost civilizations and deep unknowns. Excellent read!