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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past decade has come a revolution in our understanding of global apocalypses. Armed with new technology, scientists have dived into deep time to examine our planet's near-death experiences. The bad news is that they look eerily like our future. Take a wild ride through the crime scenes, from South Africa to the New York Palisades. Meet the obsessive, off-kilter personalities using cutting-edge forensic tools to piece together the weird and wonderful clues hiding in the fossil record - dragonflies the size of seagulls and fishes with guillotines for mouths. A rip-roaring chronicle and a cautionary tale, this book reveals how these five near extinctions gave rise to our modern world - we've never seen so clearly what Armageddon looks like
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brannen, Peter
Dewey number
  • 930
  • 930
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World history
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Mass extinctions
  • Earth (Planet)
  • History
Label
The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions, Peter Brannen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786073983
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786073983
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions, Peter Brannen
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786073983
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786073983
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

    • Shepherds Bush LibraryBorrow it
      6 Wood Lane, Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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