Case Studies in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism

Noah's Flood.

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Background information: Noah's Flood.

Hsu, Kenneth J., Cita, Maria B., Ryan, W.B.F., “The Origin of the Mediterranean Evaporites,” Initial Report of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Vol. 13, US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1973, pgs. 1203, 1205, 1227-1229.

Ibid., “Valencia Trough: Site 122,” Initial Report of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Vol. 13, US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1973, pgs. 97-98, 103-104.

Krischev, K.G., Georgiev, V.M., “Regional Washout on the Pleistocene-Holocene Boundary in the Western Black Sea Depression,” Comptes Readus de l’Academie bulgare des Sciences, Vol. 44, No. 9, 1991 (recent translation from Russian).

Knight, Mary, “Homer in Bosnia,” The Sciences, NY Academy of Science, March/April 1993, pg. 10-13.

Ryan, W.B.F., Pitman, W.C., et al, “An abrupt drowning of the Black Sea shelf,” Marine Geology, vol 138, 1997, 119-126.

Ryan, William and Pitman, Walter, Noah’s Flood: New Scientific Discoveries About the Event that Changes History, Simon & Schuster, 1998, pgs. 13-18, 86, 122, 153-161, 186-187, 192-193, 200-201, 252.

Gorur, Naci, et. al., “Is the abrupt drowning of the Black Sea shelf at 7150 yr BP a myth?” Marine Geology, vol. 176, 2001, pg. 65-73.

Aksu, Ali, et al, “Persistent Holocene Outflow from the Black Sea to the Eastern Mediterranean Contradicts Noah’s Flood Hypothesis,” GSA Today, May 2002, pgs. 4, 9.

Aksu, Ali, et. al., “Seismic Stratigraphy of Late Quaternary deposits from the southwester Black Sea shelf: evidence for non-catastrophic variations in sea-level during the last ~ 10,000 yrs,” Marine Geology, Vol. 190, Issues 1-2, 15 Oct.2002, pgs. 61-94.

Ryan, W.B.F., et al, “Catastrophic Flooding of the Black Sea,” Annual Review of Earth & Planetary Science, 31: 525-554, 2003 (reviews in advance published Feb., 21, 2003).

Popular Articles: Noah's Flood.

Ahuja, Anjana, “Proving Noah’s Flood,” The London Times, December, 9, 1996.

BBC Worldwide, description of Noah’s Flood Horizon documentary, released 1996.

Truss, Lynne, “It ain’t necessarily so, but it just might be,” The London Times, December 17, 1996 (television review of documentary).

Mestel, Rosie, “Noah’s Flood,” New Scientist, vol 156, issue 2102-04 Oct. 1997, pg. 24.

Wilford, John Noble, “Plumbing Black Sea for Proof of the Deluge,” New York Times, Science Section, January 5, 1999.

Morrison, Philip and Phyllis, “Noah’s Flood?,” Scientific American, February 15, 1999.

Gugliotta, Guy, “For Noah’s Flood, a New Wave of Evidence,” Washington Post, Nov. 18, 1999.

Gugliotta, Guy, “Artifacts Found in Black Sea May Be Evidence of Biblical Flood,” Washington Post, Sept. 13, 2000.

Leary, Warren, “Found: Possible Pre-Flood Artifacts,” New York Times, Sept. 13, 2000.

Maugh, Thomas, “Strong Evidence of Flood,” The Montreal Gazette, Sept. 14, 2000.

Spotts, Peter, “Black Sea Find May Explain Noah’s Flood, Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 15, 2000.

Wilford, John Noble, “Experts Face of on Noah’s Flood,” New York Times, Jan. 9, 2001.

Ballard, Robert, “The Deep Black Sea,” National Geographic, May 2001.

Cohen, Aryeh Dean, “The mystery of Noah’s Flood,” Jerusalem Post, July 29, 2001.

Feran, Tim, “Double-Barreled Quest Reaches Depths of Black Sea,” The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, Oct. 7, 2001.

The Canadian Press, “Geologists Debunk Flood Theory,” The Ottowa Citizen, Nov. 26, 2001.

Geonews, “Noah’s Flood – All Washed Up?,” Geoscientist, magazine of the Geological Society of London, August, 2002.

Cooke, Robert, “Making Waves Over Noah’s Flood,” Newsday, Jan. 14, 2003.

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