Extinctions in the history of life /

"Key aspects of extinctions in the history of life are here reviewed by six leading paleontologists, providing a source text for geology and biology undergraduates as well as more advanced scholars. Topical issues are dealt with such as the causes of mass extinctions and how animal and plant li...

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Other Authors: Taylor, Paul D.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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Summary:"Key aspects of extinctions in the history of life are here reviewed by six leading paleontologists, providing a source text for geology and biology undergraduates as well as more advanced scholars. Topical issues are dealt with such as the causes of mass extinctions and how animal and plant life have recovered from these cataclysmic events that have shaped biological evolution. This helps us to view the current biodiversity crisis in a broader context, and shows how large-scale extinctions have had profound and long-lasting effects on the Earth's biosphere."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 191 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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