Vanished ocean tells the fascinating story of tethys offering an illuminating account of the scientific evidence for the oceans existence world renowned geologist and oceanographer dorrik stow describes the powerful forces that shaped the ocean the marine life it once held and the rich deposits of oil that life left behind and the impact . A rather interesting book full of curiosities stow traces the rise and the fall so to speak of the tethys ocean a major equatorial ocean that existed back in the dinosaur days only to vanish completely due to plate tectonics. Six million years ago a vast ocean which scientists have named tethys vanished from the face of the earth vanished ocean tells the fascinating story of tethys offering an illuminating account of the scientific evidence for the oceans existence world renowned geologist and oceanographer dorrik . 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. Vanished ocean how tethys reshaped the world d a v stow a hundred million years ago a mighty ocean once dominated the equatorial world an ocean that teemed with life but also experienced devastating extinctions
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