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

Author: William Glen
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1994.
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This work examines the arguments and behaviour of the scientists who have been locked in conflict for a decade over two competing hypotheses for the cause of the mass extinction, some 65 million  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: What the impact/volcanism/mass-extinction debates are about / W. Glen --
How science works in the mass-extinction debates / W. Glen --
The impact hypothesis and popular science : conditions and consequences of interdisciplinary debate / E.S. Clemens --
Impacts and extinctions : science or dogma? / D.J. McLaren --
What I did with my research career : or how research or biodiversity yielded data on extinction / J.J. Sepkoski, Jr. --
The extinction debates : a view from the trenches / D.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 / H.R. Shaw --
Concepts and the nature of selection by extinction : is generalization possible? / L.M. Van Valen --
Uniformitarianism vs. catastrophism in the extinction debate / K.J. Hsü --
Mass extinctions : fact or fallacy? / J.C. Briggs --
On the mass-extinction debates : an interview with William A. Clemens / conducted and compiled by W. Glen --
On the mass-extinction debates : an interview with Stephen Jay Gould / conducted and compiled by W. Glen --
Epilogue : a panel.
Responsibility: edited by William Glen.
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