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Overview

The present book combines three main aspects: five major mass extinctions; contributions on some other minor extinctions; and more importantly contributions on the current mass extinction. All three aspects are introduced through interesting studies of mass extinctions in diverse organisms ranging from small invertebrates to mammals and take account of the most accepted subjects discussing mass extinctions in insects, mammals, fishes, ostracods and molluscs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540759157
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 2/13/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ashraf Elewa is currently a professor at the University of Minia, Egypt, from where he earned his B.Sc in Geology and his M. Sc. in Lithostratigraphy and Paleontology, and finally his Ph.D. in Micropalentology. His fields of research range from paleontology to traditional and geometric morphometrics and systematics and evolutionary trends in ostracoda.

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Table of Contents

Mass Extinction - a general view.- Late Ordovician mass extinction.- The End Ordovician; an ice age in the middle of a greenhouse.- Silurian global events – at the tipping point of climate change.- Late Devonian mass extinction.- Late Permian mass extinction.- Late Triassic mass extinction.- Reexamination of the end-Triassic mass.- Cenomanian/Turonian mass extinction of macroinvertebrates in the context of Paleoecology; A case study from North Wadi Qena, Eastern Desert, Egypt.- K-Pg mass extinction.- Causes of mass extinction at the K/Pg boundary: A case study from the North African Plate.- Patterns and causes of mass extinction at the K/Pg boundary: Planktonic foraminifera from the North African Plate.- Quaternary extinctions in Southeast Asia.- Current mass extinction.- Current insect extinctions.

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