I understand that you could fill multiple books with descriptions of the PETM and the mechanisms that incited the event. I have always wondered what regions of the world were covered in what types of biomes.
I have read that there was virtually no ice, the tropical latitudes experienced a period of unbelievable wetness, and that many Asian mammals migrated north.
Were the tropics massive rainforests and jungles? Where might we have found desserts during this time? I know that the continents looked much more different than they do today, so if someone could just generalize what parts of the world were covered in what biomes my curiosity would be satisfied.