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
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Extinction and the fossil record / Paul D. Taylor
  • Extinctions in life's earliest history / J. William Schopf
  • Mass extinctions in plant evolution / Scott L. Wing
  • The beginning of the Mesozoic: 70 million years of environmental stress and extinction / David J. Bottjer
  • Causes of mass extinctions / Paul D. Wignall
  • The evolutionary role of mass extinctions: disaster, recovery and something in-between / David Jablonski.