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Evolutionary catastrophes : the science of mass extinction

Author: V Courtillot
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: V Courtillot
ISBN: 0521583926 9780521583923 0521891183 9780521891189
OCLC Number: 40298284
Description: xiv, 173 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Mass extinctions --
Asteroid impact --
From the roof of the world to the Deccan Traps --
Volcanic scenario --
Plumes and hot spots --
Remarkable correlation --
Nemesis or Shiva? --
Chicxulub --
Controversy and coincidence --
Improbable catastrophes and the flukes of evolution.
Other Titles: Vie en catastrophes.
Responsibility: Vincent Courtillot ; translated by Joe McClinton.
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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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