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Vanished Ocean


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Preface ; 1. Tethys the Sea Nymph: from myth to reality ; 2. Pangea the Supercontinent: assembly and demise ; 3. Extinction and Evolution: great cycles of life ; 4. Tethyan Fecundity: Jurassic Seas ; 5. Black Death to Black Gold: the birth of oil ; 6. The Greatest Flood of All Time: rise and fall of the seas ; 7. End of an Era: the debate continues ; 8. Portrait of the Tethys Seaway ; 9. Closing Ocean, Rising Mountains ; 10. Death Throes of an Ocean ; 11. Epilogue: Lessons from the Past ; Further Reading ; Glossary of terms

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Dorrik Stow is ECOSSE Chair and Professor at Heriot-Watt University. He was previously Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. His main research interests are energy and environmental research for ECOSSE (Edinburgh Consortium for Subsurface Science and Engineering), past environmental change, and the role of geosciences for international development. He has published over 200 research publications and eight books including Encyclopedia of the Oceans (OUP, 2005).


'Vanished Ocean' is an ideal general reader for students and those who are already widely read in natural science. Ted Nield, Geoscientist A wealth of nourishing knowledge revealed through the history of Tethyan Realm. Ted Nield, Geoscientist 'Vanished Ocean' is an ideal book for those who are already widely read in natural science. Ted Nield, Literary Review A well argued contribution to one of the great scientific debates of the last 30 years. Jonathan Beard, New Scientist

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