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The Resource Before the flood : the biblical flood as a real event and how it changed the course of civilization, Ian Wilson

Before the flood : the biblical flood as a real event and how it changed the course of civilization, Ian Wilson

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Before the flood : the biblical flood as a real event and how it changed the course of civilization
Title
Before the flood
Title remainder
the biblical flood as a real event and how it changed the course of civilization
Statement of responsibility
Ian Wilson
Title variation
Biblical flood as a real event and how it changed the course of civilization
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The great Biblical flood described in Genesis has long been a subject of fascination and speculation. In the 19th century the English archbishop James Ussher established it as having happened in the year 2348 B.C., calculating what was then taken as the age of the earth and working backward through the entire series of Biblical "begats." Proof of the flood, which is an element of so many creation myths, began in earnest when archaeology started connecting physical evidence with Biblical story. As historian Ian Wilson reveals in this new book, evidence of a catastrophic event has been building steadily, culminating in the work of William Ryan and Walter Pitman. Several years ago Ryan and Pitman had posited that around 5600 BC there had been an inundation in the Black Sea of such proportions that it turned the freshwater lake into a saltwater lake by connecting it to the Mediterranean. Were that true, they estimated that there would be signs of civilization 300 feet below the surface of the Black Sea. In September 2000, using his famous underwater equipment, Robert Ballard explored parts of the Black Sea near the Turkish shore and found the remains of wood houses. There had been a flood that destroyed everything around it for hundreds of miles, killing tens of thousands of people. Exploring all the archeological evidence, Wilson explains how the Black Sea flood and the Biblical flood have to be connected. In particular, Wilson argues that the center of the civilized world was further to the West than previously thought-not in Egypt or Mesopotamia but in what is today Northern Turkey. The earliest, antediluvian civilizations may have migrated east into those places we have come to call the cradles of civilization, forced by the Black Sea flood to create new settlements
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1941-
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Wilson, Ian
Dewey number
220.93
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS658
LC item number
.W538 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Deluge
  • Middle East
  • Antiquities
  • Deluge
  • Middle East
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Before the flood : the biblical flood as a real event and how it changed the course of civilization, Ian Wilson
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Orion, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What's in a date? -- When the ice melted -- Noah family of flood stories -- Modern-day flood myths -- Black Sea 'burst-through' -- Amazing finds -- Verdant landscapes -- First geneticists -- First accountancy -- Stone age metropolis -- Double catastrophe -- Whither the diaspora? -- Who had the ships? -- Who stayed at home? -- African interlude -- Empire of the goddess -- When patriarch met matriarch -- Atlantis: Fact or fiction? -- Lingering memory -- Continuing quest -- Notes and references -- Bibliography -- Appendix: Some key documents
Control code
ocm51181299
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xv, 336 pages
Isbn
9780312304003
Lccn
2003535475
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51181299
Label
Before the flood : the biblical flood as a real event and how it changed the course of civilization, Ian Wilson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Orion, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's in a date? -- When the ice melted -- Noah family of flood stories -- Modern-day flood myths -- Black Sea 'burst-through' -- Amazing finds -- Verdant landscapes -- First geneticists -- First accountancy -- Stone age metropolis -- Double catastrophe -- Whither the diaspora? -- Who had the ships? -- Who stayed at home? -- African interlude -- Empire of the goddess -- When patriarch met matriarch -- Atlantis: Fact or fiction? -- Lingering memory -- Continuing quest -- Notes and references -- Bibliography -- Appendix: Some key documents
Control code
ocm51181299
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xv, 336 pages
Isbn
9780312304003
Lccn
2003535475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51181299

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