oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Eden Island Paradise Engineered
|Article Title||Eden Island Paradise Engineered|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Author||Marie Basson and Alan Parrock|
|Publication Date||Mar 1976|
|Pages||66 - 68|
Some 180 million years ago, when the ancient super-continent of Pangea crumbled, a group of magnificent break-away isles began to drift slowly across the face of a primeval ocean, 1 600 km from what is, today, the east coast of Africa. It is this part of the granitic Mascarene Plateau which broke off from the Indian Plate about 65 million years ago in a necklace of sparkling island jewels strung with invisible threads of silver surf that make up the Seychelles.
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