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Vanished Ocean

How Tethys Reshaped the World

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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 life, its extinctions, its impact on climate, and the many clues by which scientists have put together its story, stretching back 250 million years.
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Ted Nield, Literary Review 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, Geoscientist '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, Literary Review 'Vanished Ocean' is an ideal book for those who are already widely read in natural science.

Jonathan Beard, New Scientist A well argued contribution to one of the great scientific debates of the last 30 years.

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<br>Dorrik Stow is ECOSSE Chair of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, in Edinburgh.<br>


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