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The Great Paleozoic Crisis : Life and Death in the Permian - Douglas Erwin

The Great Paleozoic Crisis

Life and Death in the Permian


Published: 1st January 1993
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Carefully examines the events recorded at the major Permo-Triassic boundary sections and documents the patterns of extinction and survival among the major groups of marine and terrestrial plants and animals. Erwin also provides a detailed summary of the climatic, geologic, geophysical and geochemical events of the Late Permian and Early Triassic.

An ambitious attempt to review the broad range of physical and biological events of the late Permian and early Triassic. Erwin examines, evaluates, and synthesizes a tremendous volume of research, much of it new... [A]n invaluable reference for anyone interested in the phenomenon of mass extinction and will undoubtedly fuel many graduate seminars in the coming year. Science

Introductionp. 1
The World of the Permianp. 18
The Great Dividep. 42
The Farewell Symphonyp. 85
Pelycosaurs, Pteridosperms, and Palaeopterap. 115
Pangea and All Thatp. 134
Icehouse, Greenhouses, and Saltboxesp. 161
Geochemical Changes in the Permianp. 186
Cycles of Changep. 207
The Mother of Mass Extinctionsp. 223
Aftermath and Implicationsp. 259
Glossaryp. 279
Referencesp. 285
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780231074667
ISBN-10: 0231074662
Series: European Perspectives
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 327
Published: 1st January 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.64