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The Resource Under a green sky : global warming, the mass extinctions of the past, and what they mean for our future, Peter D. Ward

Under a green sky : global warming, the mass extinctions of the past, and what they mean for our future, Peter D. Ward

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Under a green sky : global warming, the mass extinctions of the past, and what they mean for our future
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Under a green sky
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global warming, the mass extinctions of the past, and what they mean for our future
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Peter D. Ward
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Under a green sky: global warming, the mass extinctions of the past, and what they mean for our future
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Language
eng
Summary
More than 200 million years ago, a cataclysm known as the Permian extinction destroyed nearly 97 percent of all living things. Its origins have long been a puzzle. Paleontologist Ward, fresh from helping prove that an asteroid had killed the dinosaurs, turned to the Permian problem, and he has come to a stunning conclusion: that the near-total devastation at the end of the Permian period was caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide leading to climate change. The story of the discovery makes for a globe-spanning adventure. Here, Ward explains how the Permian extinction as well as four others happened, and describes the freakish oceans--belching poisonous gas--and sky--slightly green and always hazy--that would have attended them. Those ancient upheavals demonstrate that the threat of climate change cannot be ignored, lest the world's life today--ourselves included--face the same dire fate.--From publisher description
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1949-
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Ward, Peter D.
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577.27/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
W384 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Global warming
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global warming, the mass extinctions of the past and what they can tell us about our future
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Under a green sky : global warming, the mass extinctions of the past, and what they mean for our future, Peter D. Ward
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Welcome to the revolution! -- The overlooked extinction -- The mother of all extinctions -- The misinterpreted extinction -- A new paradigm for mass extinctions -- The driver of extinction -- Bridging deep past with near past -- The oncoming extinction of winter -- Back to the Eocene
Control code
636403
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Smithsonian Books edition.
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780061137914
Lccn
2006052250
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780061137914
  • (OCoLC)76168082
Label
Under a green sky : global warming, the mass extinctions of the past, and what they mean for our future, Peter D. Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Welcome to the revolution! -- The overlooked extinction -- The mother of all extinctions -- The misinterpreted extinction -- A new paradigm for mass extinctions -- The driver of extinction -- Bridging deep past with near past -- The oncoming extinction of winter -- Back to the Eocene
Control code
636403
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Smithsonian Books edition.
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780061137914
Lccn
2006052250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061137914
  • (OCoLC)76168082

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