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
Title
The ends of the world
Title remainder
volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions
Statement of responsibility
Peter Brannen
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Language
eng
Summary
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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Brannen, Peter
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576.8/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Mass extinctions
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Climatic changes
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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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062364807
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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  • ocn959036926
  • (OCoLC)959036926
Label
The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions, Peter Brannen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062364807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn959036926
  • (OCoLC)959036926

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