Noah’s Flood: New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed History :: William Ryan & Walter Pitman soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Line drawings; Maps;
From the cover: 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 two distinguished geophysicists have discovered an event that changed history, a sensational flood 7,600 years ago in what is today the Black Sea.
Ancient clay tablets excavated from the ruins of biblical Nineveh more than a hundred years ago revealed a much older version of the same flood legend. Archaeologists searched the length and breadth of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia for evidence of such a flood, to no avail. Then, as earth scientists made new discoveries about the history of rapid climate change, they learned that the Mediterranean had once been a desert and that five million years ago, the Atlantic Ocean burst through the Strait of Gibraltar and refilled the Mediterranean basin. William Ryan and Walter Pitman posed the scientific question…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Includes original promotional wrap-around.
Quarter-bound Brown on Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Religion catalogue?