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The Mass-extinction debates : how science works in a crisis

Author: William Glen
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the arguments and behavior of the scientists who have been locked in conflict over two competing theories to explain why, 65 million years ago, most life on earth-including the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Glen
ISBN: 0804722854 9780804722858 0804722862 9780804722865
OCLC Number: 28505596
Description: xiv, 370 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / William Glen --
What the impact/volcanism/mass-extinction debates are about / William Glen --
How science works in the mass-extinction debates / William Glen --
The impact hypothesis and popular science : conditions and consequences of interdisciplinary debate / Elizabeth S. Clemens --
Impacts and extinctions : science or dogma? / Digby J. McLaren --
What I did with my research career : or how research or biodiversity yielded data on extinction / J. John Sepkoski, Jr. --
The extinction debates : a view from the trenches / David M. Raup --
Hazards from space : comets in history and science / S.V.M. Clube --
The liturgy of science : chaos, number, and the meaning of evolution / Herbert R. Shaw --
Concepts and the nature of selection by extinction : is generalization possible? / Leigh M. Van Valen --
Uniformitarianism vs. catastrophism in the extinction debate / Kenneth J. Hsü --
Mass extinctions : fact or fallacy? / John C. Briggs --
On the mass-extinction debates : an interview with William A. Clemens / conducted and compiled by William Glen --
On the mass-extinction debates : an interview with Stephen Jay Gould / conducted and compiled by William Glen --
Epilogue: A panel discussion on the mass-extinction debates / John C. Briggs, Elizabeth S. Clemens, David L. Hull, Digby J. McLaren, David M. Raup, J. John Sepkoski, Jr., Leigh M. Van Valen and William Glen, moderator.
Responsibility: edited by William Glen.
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