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Catastrophes and lesser calamities : the causes of mass extinctions

Author: A Hallam
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities, geologist Tony Hallam takes us on a tour of the Earth's history, and of the cataclysmic events and more gradual extinctions that have punctuated life on Earth during the past 500 million years"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hallam, A. (Anthony), 1933-
Catastrophes and lesser calamities.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)61914217
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Hallam
ISBN: 9780191523441 0191523445 9780191513091 0191513091 9781429421164 1429421169 1280762942 9781280762949
OCLC Number: 77519052
Language Note: English.
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: In search of possible causes of mass extinctions --
Historical background --
Evidence for catastrophic organic changes in the geological record --
Impact by comets and asteroids --
Sea-level changes --
Oxygen deficiency in the oceans --
Climate change --
Volcanic activity --
Pulling the strands together --
The evolutionary significance of mass extinctions --
The influence of humans.
Responsibility: Tony Hallam.
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Renowned geologist Tony Hallam takes us on a tour of the Earth's history, and of the cataclysmic events, as well as the more gradual extinctions, that have punctuated life on Earth throughout the  Read more...

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