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The Resource Noah's flood : the new scientific discoveries about the event that changed history, William Ryan and Walter Pitman ; illustrations by Anastasia Sotiropoulos ; maps by William Haxby

Noah's flood : the new scientific discoveries about the event that changed history, William Ryan and Walter Pitman ; illustrations by Anastasia Sotiropoulos ; maps by William Haxby

Label
Noah's flood : the new scientific discoveries about the event that changed history
Title
Noah's flood
Title remainder
the new scientific discoveries about the event that changed history
Statement of responsibility
William Ryan and Walter Pitman ; illustrations by Anastasia Sotiropoulos ; maps by William Haxby
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For thousands of years, the legend of a great flood has endured in the biblical story of Noah and in such Middle Eastern myths as the epic of Gilgamesh. Few believed that such a catastrophic deluge had actually occurred. But now geophysicists have discovered an event that changed history, a sensational flood 7,600 years ago in what is today the Black Sea. Using sound waves and coring devices to probe the sea floor, they discovered clear evidence that this inland body of water had once been a vast freshwater lake lying hundreds of feet below the level of the world's rising oceans. The authors explore the archaeological, genetic, and linguistic evidence suggesting that the flood rapidly created a human diaspora that spread as far as Western Europe, Central Asia, China, Egypt, and the Persian Gulf. They suggest that the Black Sea People could well have been the mysterious proto-Sumerians, who developed the first great civilization in Mesopotamia, the source of our own
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ryan, William B. F
Dewey number
930/.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS658
LC item number
.R93 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pitman, Walter C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deluge
  • Deluge
Label
Noah's flood : the new scientific discoveries about the event that changed history, William Ryan and Walter Pitman ; illustrations by Anastasia Sotiropoulos ; maps by William Haxby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-302) 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
Deciphering the legend -- Conversions -- Visions of palaces -- The face of the deep -- Ur of the Chaldees -- Hidden river -- Gibraltar's waterfall -- Vanished deserts -- Pontus Axenus -- Red Hill -- Aquanauts -- Immigrants -- Close encounter -- Beachcombers -- Back of the envelope -- Anybody there? -- The diaspora -- Family trees -- The Guslar's song -- On a golden pond -- Other myths -- Epilogue : a telling of Atrahasis
Control code
ocm40076603
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780684810522
Lccn
98045384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)40076603
Label
Noah's flood : the new scientific discoveries about the event that changed history, William Ryan and Walter Pitman ; illustrations by Anastasia Sotiropoulos ; maps by William Haxby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-302) 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
Deciphering the legend -- Conversions -- Visions of palaces -- The face of the deep -- Ur of the Chaldees -- Hidden river -- Gibraltar's waterfall -- Vanished deserts -- Pontus Axenus -- Red Hill -- Aquanauts -- Immigrants -- Close encounter -- Beachcombers -- Back of the envelope -- Anybody there? -- The diaspora -- Family trees -- The Guslar's song -- On a golden pond -- Other myths -- Epilogue : a telling of Atrahasis
Control code
ocm40076603
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780684810522
Lccn
98045384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)40076603

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