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The Resource A new history of life : the radical new discoveries about the origins and evolution of life on earth, Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink

A new history of life : the radical new discoveries about the origins and evolution of life on earth, Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink

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A new history of life : the radical new discoveries about the origins and evolution of life on earth
Title
A new history of life
Title remainder
the radical new discoveries about the origins and evolution of life on earth
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The history of life on Earth is, in some form or another, known to us all-- or so we think. [This book] offers a provocative new account, based on the latest scientific research, of how modern lifeforms evolved"--Amazon.com
Summary
Offers an overview of the history of life on Earth that takes into account recent scientific advances that are changing many long-held beliefs on the subject, giving special focus to the role of natural catastrophes, the role of three key molecules, and the evolution of ecosystems
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10404877
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DLC
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1949-
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Ward, Peter D.
Dewey number
576.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kirschvink, Joseph L.
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True
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Life
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Life
  • Biogenese
  • Chemische Evolution
  • Leben
  • Entstehung
  • Biological Evolution
  • Biogenesis
Target audience
adult
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the radical new discoveries about the origins and evolution of life on earth
Label
A new history of life : the radical new discoveries about the origins and evolution of life on earth, Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-381) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Telling time -- Becoming an earthlike planet : 4.6-4.5 GA -- Life, death, and the newly discovered place in between -- Forming life : 4.2 -3.5 GA -- From origin to oxygenation : 3.5-2.0 GA -- The long road to animals : 2.0-1.0 GA -- The Cryogenian and the evolution of animals : 850-635 MA -- The Cambrian explosion : 600-500 MA -- The Ordovician-Devonian expansion of animals : 500-360 MA -- Tiktaalik and the invasion of the land : 475-300 MA -- The age of arthropods : 350-300 MA -- The great dying : anoxia and global stagnation : 252-250 MA -- The Triassic explosion : 252-200 MA -- Dinosaur hegemony in a low-oxygen world : 230-180 MA -- The greenhouse oceans : 200-65 MA -- Death of the dinosaurs : 65 MA -- The long-delayed third age of mammals : 65-60 MA -- The age of birds : 50-2.5 MA -- Humanity and the tenth extinction : 2.5 MA to present -- The knowable futures of Earth life
Control code
ocn849210355
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781608199075
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014029828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)849210355
Label
A new history of life : the radical new discoveries about the origins and evolution of life on earth, Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Telling time -- Becoming an earthlike planet : 4.6-4.5 GA -- Life, death, and the newly discovered place in between -- Forming life : 4.2 -3.5 GA -- From origin to oxygenation : 3.5-2.0 GA -- The long road to animals : 2.0-1.0 GA -- The Cryogenian and the evolution of animals : 850-635 MA -- The Cambrian explosion : 600-500 MA -- The Ordovician-Devonian expansion of animals : 500-360 MA -- Tiktaalik and the invasion of the land : 475-300 MA -- The age of arthropods : 350-300 MA -- The great dying : anoxia and global stagnation : 252-250 MA -- The Triassic explosion : 252-200 MA -- Dinosaur hegemony in a low-oxygen world : 230-180 MA -- The greenhouse oceans : 200-65 MA -- Death of the dinosaurs : 65 MA -- The long-delayed third age of mammals : 65-60 MA -- The age of birds : 50-2.5 MA -- Humanity and the tenth extinction : 2.5 MA to present -- The knowable futures of Earth life
Control code
ocn849210355
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781608199075
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014029828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)849210355

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