millipede biogeography and "Pacifica"

Neal Evenhuis neale at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Mon Mar 6 08:33:27 CST 2000

At 10:37 AM -0500 3/6/00, John Grehan wrote:
>Nur and Ben Avraham stated that the concept of a "Pacifica" was first
>introduced by
>biogeographers. They cited Melville (1966), Mc Gowran (1973), Croizat
>(1958) and Martin
>(1976). Croizat stands out, therefore, as possibly the earliest originator
>of an explict
>"Pacifica" model, particularly in his 1961 book where he presents this in
>the context
>of continental drift. Croizat's model is even more significant in that it
>made explicit predictions
>on the composte tectonic structure of the Americas - a fact that has since
>received geological

James Churchward (1932) beats them all.... though not the mainstream
kind of publication one normally cites: "Lost continent of Mu". In
fact, it wouldn't surprise me that some of those authors you cite
probably DID read it, but decided not to cite it. Still, it's an
entertaining read. A Velikovsky kinda guy.


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