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Vanished ocean : how Tethys reshaped the world

Author: D A V Stow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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"The Earth ever changes, and even vast oceans come and go. This is the story of such an ocean: how it grew to stretch in a wide belt across the Earth, the creatures that lived in it and at its shores, the changes it experienced, and how it shrank, broke up, and finally disappeared. Tethys, the geologists named it, after the sea goddess of Greek myth, daughter of Gaia and mother of great rivers. It began to form some  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D A V Stow
ISBN: 9780199214280 019921428X 9780199214297 0199214298
OCLC Number: 501399852
Description: xii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Tethys the sea goddess --
Pangaea the supercontinent and the birth of Tethys --
Extinction, evolution and the great cycles of life --
Tethyan fecundity in the Jurassic seas --
Black death to black gold --
The greatest flood of all time : rise and fall of the seas --
End of an era : the debate continues --
Portrait of the Tethys seaway --
Closing ocean, rising mountain --
Death throes of an ocean --
Epilogue : perspective on the future.
Responsibility: Dorrik Stow.
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Once, the ocean of Tethys stretched across the world. It vanished just before Man appeared on Earth. Dorrik Stow tells of the powerful forces that created and destroyed a great ocean, its marine  Read more...

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