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The Eocene-Oligocene transition : paradise lost

Author: Donald R Prothero
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1994.
Series: Critical moments in paleobiology and earth history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the Eocene-Oligocene extinctions, an important turning-point in Earth history approximately 40 million years ago, when the first signs of Antarctic glaciation appeared. The text relates  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Prothero
ISBN: 0231080905 9780231080903 0231080913 9780231080910
OCLC Number: 29469137
Description: xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Greenhouse of the dinosaurs: the Early Eocene --
Dawn of the recent --
The cooling begins: the Middle Eocene --
Terminal Eocene event? --
The big chill: the Oligocene --
Glaciers, volcanoes, or asteroids?
Series Title: Critical moments in paleobiology and earth history series.
Responsibility: Donald R. Prothero.

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Prothero has the rare knack of being able to turn a period of Earth history into an enjoyable and readable book of the science and events. Geoscientist Prothero is an expert on fossil mammals, their Read more...

 
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