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Vanished Ocean


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Preface 1: Tethys the Sea Goddess 2: Pangea the Supercontinent and the Birth of Tethys 3: Extinction, Evolution, and the Great Cycles of Life 4: Tethyan Fecundity in the Jurassic Seas 5: Black Death to Black Gold 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 Mountain 10: Death Throes of an Ocean 11: Epilogue: Perspective on the Future 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).


`Review from previous edition Vanished Ocean is an ideal book for those who are already widely read in natural science. It should appeal strongly to legions of former science students who, having since made their way in the world as accountants and personnel managers, hanker for the interest ad excitement of a life they once glimpsed but were unable to grasp.' Ted Nield, Literary Review `'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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