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The Resource The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions, Peter Brannen

The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions, Peter Brannen

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The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions
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The ends of the world
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volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions
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Peter Brannen
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eng
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As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future. Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future. Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs in these five extinctions. Using the visible clues these devastations have left behind in the fossil record, The Ends of the World takes us inside "scenes of the crime," from South Africa to the New York Palisades, to tell the story of each extinction. Brannen examines the fossil record--which is rife with creatures like dragonflies the size of sea gulls and guillotine-mouthed fish--and introduces us to the researchers on the front lines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the crime scenes of the Earth's biggest whodunits. Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave, and casts our future in a completely new light
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Title
The ends of the world
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A vivid tour of Earth's five mass extinctions profiles the vibrant worlds that were destroyed and rebuilt during each cycle, explaining what today's scientists are learning from ancient fossils about 21st-century climate change
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Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
576
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
B73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions
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volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions
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Peter Brannen
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ends of the world
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volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earths past mass extinctions
The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions, Peter Brannen
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The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions, Peter Brannen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index
Contents
Beginnings -- The End-Ordovician mass extinction -- The Late Devonian mass extinction -- The End-Permian mass extinction -- The End-Triassic mass extinction -- the End-Cretaceous mass extinction -- the End-Pleistocene mass extinction -- The near future -- The last extinction
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ocn959036926
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062364807
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)959036926

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