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Author MacLeod, Norman, 1953-

Title The great extinctions : what causes them and how they shape life / Norman MacLeod
Published Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books ; London : Developed by the Natural History Museum, 2013
Buffalo, New York Firefly Books, 2013


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Description 208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents What is extinction? -- Evolution, fossils and extinction -- Patterns in extinction data -- Kinds of extinction -- Causes of extinction -- Precambrian and Cambrian extinctions -- The end-Ordovician extinctions -- The Late Devonian extinctions -- The Late Permian extinctions -- The Late Triassic extinctions -- The end-Cretaceous extinctions -- The Palaeogene extinctions -- The Neogene and Quaternary extinctions -- The modern and future extinctions -- Summary and conclusions
Summary A fascinating history of species extinctions, their causes and the looming "sixth extinction". Explores the history of this search, its subjects, its controversies, its current conclusions, and their implications for our efforts to preserve Earth's biodiversity. It explains what extinction is, what causes it and whether it is preventable, and by comparing past geological extinction events, it aims to predict what will happen in the future--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-207) and index
Subject Biodiversity conservation.
Evolution (Biology)
Extinction (Biology)
Author Natural History Museum (London, England)
LC no. 2012554370
ISBN 1770851879
1770853278 (paperback)
9781770853270 (paperback)
Other Titles Extinctions