ISBN-10:
0192806688
ISBN-13:
9780192806680
Pub. Date:
09/01/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities: The Causes of Mass Extinctions / Edition 1

Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities: The Causes of Mass Extinctions / Edition 1

by A. Hallam, Tony Hallam
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ISBN-13: 9780192806680
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,223,103
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tony Hallam is Emeritues Professor of Geology at the University of Birmingham and the author of a range of scientific books and papers including Great Geological Controversies (1992) and Mass Extinctions and their Aftermath (with Paul Wignall, 1997).

Table of Contents

1. In Search of Possible Causes of Mass Extinctions
2. Historical Background
3. Evidence for Catastrophic Organic Changes in the Geological Record
4. Impact by Comets and Asteroids
5. Sea-level Changes
6. Oxygen Deficiency in the Oceans
7. Climate Change
8. Volcanic Activity
9. Pulling the Strands Together
10. The Evolutionary Significance of Mass Extinctions
11. The Influence of Humans
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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