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Effects of past global change on life

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Earth Sciences and Resources.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1995.
Series: Studies in geophysics.
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Explores what earth scientists are learning about the impact of large-scale environmental changes on ancient life - and how these findings may help us resolve several environmental controversies.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Earth Sciences and Resources.
ISBN: 0309051274 9780309051279
OCLC Number: 31241864
Description: xiv, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Oxygen and Proterozoic evolution : an update / Andrew H. Knoll and Heinrich D. Holland --
Impact of late Ordovician glaciation-deglaciation on marine life / W.B.N. Berry, M.S. Quinby-Hunt, and P. Wilde --
Global change leading to biodiversity crisis in a greenhouse world : the Cenomanian-Turonian(Cretaceous) mass extinction / Earle G. Kauffman --
Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) mass extinction : effect of global change on Calcareous microplankton / Gerta Keller and Katharina v. Salis Perch-Nielsen --
Terminal Paleocene mass extinction in the deep sea : association with global warming / James P. Kennett and Lowell D. Stott --
Tropical climate stability and implications for the distribution of life / Eric J. Barron --
Neogene ice age in the North Atlantic region : climatic changes, biotic effects, and forcing factors / Steven M. Stanley and William F. Ruddiman --
The response of hierarchically structured ecosystems to long-term climatic change : a case study using tropical peat swamps of Pennsylvanian age / William A. DiMichele and Tom L. Phillips --
The late Cretaceous and Cenozoic history of vegetation and climate at northern and southern high latitudes : a comparison / Rosemary A. Askin and Robert A. Spicer --
The impact of climatic changes on the development of the Australian flora / David C. Christophel --
Global climatic influence on Cenozoic land mammal faunas / S. David Webb and Neil D. Opdyke --
Biotic responses to temperature and salinity changes during last deglaciation, Gulf of Mexico / Benjamin P. Flower and James P. Kennett --
Pollen records of late Quaternary vegetation change : plant community rearrangements and evolutionary implications / Thompson Webb III --
Climatic forcing and the origin of the human genus / Steven M. Stanley.
Series Title: Studies in geophysics.
Responsibility: Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council.
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