The Great Extinctions

The Great Extinctions

What Causes Them and How They Shape Life

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781770851870
1770851879
Branch Call Number: 576.84 MACLEOD
Characteristics: 208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm

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