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Rivers in time : the search for clues to earth's mass extinctions

Author: Peter D Ward
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated and revised editionView all editions and formats

Elaborating on and updating Ward's previous work, The End of Evolution, Rivers in Time delves into his newest discoveries. The book presents the gripping tale of the author's investigations into  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Ward
ISBN: 9780231118620 0231118627
OCLC Number: 872702521
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface Introduction I:The Permian/ Triassic Event The Cape II The Great Karoo End of an Era II: The Triassic/Jurassic Event Dawn of the Mesozoic Haida Gwai III: The Cretaceous/Tertiary Mass Event The Age of Dinosaurs Death of the Dinosaurs IV: The Modern Mass Extinction Autumn Winter Overkill Lost Islands Numbers The End of Evolution, the Future of Evolution Notes Additional References Index
Responsibility: Peter D. Ward.


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The pace of species extinction provoked by human rapacity may well now equal the rate of loss in the great mass extinction events that punctuate the history of life. We need a broad perspective on Read more...

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