The Mediterranean was a Desert: A Voyage of the Glomar

The Mediterranean was a Desert: A Voyage of the Glomar "Challenger"

by Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu

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The Mediterranean was a Desert: A Voyage of the Glomar "Challenger" by Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu

The Mediterranean Was a Desert is Kenneth Hsu's firsthand account of one of the most fascinating deep-sea drilling cruises ever launched. This voyage, Leg 13 of the D/V Glomar Challenger, was undertaken in 1970 and led to a spectacular geological headline: the hypothesis that about five and a half million years ago the Mediterranean Sea was a desert.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691024066
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/01/1987
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexiii
Prologue3
1.Germ of an Idea25
2.Friends of JOIDES36
3.August 13, 1970, Lisbon41
4.Crisis and Trial54
5.Back to Gibraltar?71
6.Murphy's Law78
7.A Deposit of Unusual Gravels85
8.Execution Stayed92
9.All's Well That Ends Well95
10.Lost Secrets of the Mediterranean101
11.Intermezzo107
12.The Deluge111
13.In the Beginning There Was an Ocean118
14.A Mediterranean Seabed Tucked under an Island126
15.Melange under Strabo Mountain133
16.Yesterday a Marsh, Tomorrow a Mountain138
17.Lady's Choice142
18.A Painted Desert148
19.The Bull's-Eye154
20.Homebound in a Mistral163
Epilogue170
Postscript180
Glossary of Technical Terms and Acronyms185
Suggestions for Further Reading191
Index193

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