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Evolutionary catastrophes : the science of mass extinction

Author: Vincent Courtillot
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback edView all editions and formats
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Mass extinction and cataclysmic volcanic activity: will fascinate everyone interested in the history of life and death on our planet.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Courtillot
ISBN: 0521891183 9780521891189
OCLC Number: 248202454
Language Note: Aus dem Franz. übers.
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: XIV, 173 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt. ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword Claude Allege; Preface; Preface to the English translation; 1. Mass extinctions; 2. An asteroid impact; 3. From the roof of the world to the Deccan traps; 4. The volcanic scenario; 5. Plumes and hotspots; 6. A remarkable correlation; 7. Nemesis or Shiva?; 8. Chicxulub; 9. Controversy and coincidence; 10. Improbable catastrophes and the flukes of evolution; Index.
Other Titles: Vie en catastrophes .
Responsibility: Vincent Courtillot.

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'... a beautifully written little book that, once picked up, is impossible to put down.' Geoscientist ' ... watch this space and read this book.' Bob White, New Scientist 'The book is very readable Read more...

 
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