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Published: 04 May 2012

320 Pages | 15 maps and line drawings

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199214297

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Vanished Ocean

How Tethys Reshaped the World

Dorrik Stow

  • The first book to consider the fundamental role of oceans in our history
  • Tells the story of Tethys, an ocean named after the Greek sea nymth, which formed some 250 million years ago, and finally disappeared just six million years ago
  • Takes a novel approach towards the study of oceans, considering their importance through history and the mysterious story of a great vanished ocean
  • Emphasizes the importance of the ocean to the environment, climate, and to life, with implications for environmental issues today
  • Explores the stories of plate tectonics, ocean circulation, climate, and marine life in the history of the oceans
  • Explains the clues found in fossils and oceanic sediments that led geologists to discover the appearance and demise of Tethys

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