Late Devonian Mass Extinction: The Frasnian/Famennian Crisis [Kõva köide]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 320 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 229x152x22 mm, kaal: 34 g, 107 tables and figures
  • Sari: Critical Moments in Paleobiology & Earth History S.
  • Ilmumisaeg: 15-Feb-1996
  • Kirjastus: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0231075049
  • ISBN-13: 9780231075046
Teised raamatud teemal:
  • Formaat: Hardback, 320 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 229x152x22 mm, kaal: 34 g, 107 tables and figures
  • Sari: Critical Moments in Paleobiology & Earth History S.
  • Ilmumisaeg: 15-Feb-1996
  • Kirjastus: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0231075049
  • ISBN-13: 9780231075046
Teised raamatud teemal:
Based on two decades of research, The Late Devonian Mass Extinction reviews the many theories that have been presented to explain the global mass extinction that struck the earth over 367 million years ago, considering in particular the possibility that the extinction was triggered by multiple impacts of extraterrestrial objects.
Preface ix
Crises in the History of Life
1(18)
Severity of the Mass Extinction
19(9)
Duration of the Mass Extinction
28(20)
Victims and Survivors
48(42)
The Late Devonian World
90(23)
Ecological Signature of the Mass Extinction
113(18)
Proposed Causes of the Mass Extinction
131(35)
Catastrophic Impact of an Asteroid or Comet?
166(37)
The Search for Evidence of Impact
203(43)
Extinction, Ecology, and Evolution
246(9)
Appendix: Dramatis Personae 255(6)
Glossary 261(6)
References 267(26)
Index 293


George R. McGhee Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Paleobiology at Rutgers University and a member of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Klosterneuburg, Austria. He has held research positions at the University of Tubingen, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the American Museum of Natural History.

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