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When Life Nearly Died : The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time - Michael J. Benton

When Life Nearly Died

The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time

Paperback Published: 20th July 2015
ISBN: 9780500291931
Number Of Pages: 352

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The greatest mass extinction in Earths history happened some 251 million years ago.

In this cataclysm at least 90 per cent of life was killed, both on land and in the sea, almost bringing evolution to a halt. What caused destruction on such an unimaginable scale? Was it the impact of a huge meteorite, or prolonged volcanic eruption in Siberia?

In this acclaimed book, now updated to include the most recent research and findings, Michael Benton assembles all the evidence and gives his verdict.

Industry Reviews

'A superb book that tells a gripping tale ... a denouement worthy of Hercule Poirot' - The Times Higher Education Supplement
'Brings back to Earth Science a sense of adventure ... it is both a wonderfully good read and a valued reference' - James Lovelock, author of Gaia

ISBN: 9780500291931
ISBN-10: 0500291934
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 20th July 2015
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.5  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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