Rivers in Time: The Search for Clues to Earth's Mass Extinctions / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Columbia University Press
Elaborating on and updating Ward's previous work, The End of Evolution, Rivers in Time delves into his newest discoveries. The book presents the gripping tale of the author's investigations into the history of life and death on Earth through a series of expeditions that have brought him ever closer to the truth about mass extinctions, past and future.
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.74(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.71(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface
I:The Permian/ Triassic Event
The Cape II
The Great Karoo
End of an Era
II: The Triassic/Jurassic Event
Dawn of the Mesozoic
III: The Cretaceous/Tertiary Mass Event
The Age of Dinosaurs
Death of the Dinosaurs
IV: The Modern Mass Extinction
The End of Evolution, the Future of Evolution
What People are Saying About This
The current extinction of species at the hand of Mana crime that posterity will regard as more pernicious than the burning of the library of Alexandriais investigated by Peter Ward with rare perception and depth of feeling.
The pace of species extinction provoked by human rapacity may well now equal the rate of loss in the great mass extinction events that punctuate the history of life. We need a broad perspective on this most portentous of all ecological and evolutionary disasters and who better than a paleontologist to provide it. Peter Ward ranks with the very best in this most fascinating profession, and his book should be read by all thinking and caring people.