The Great Extinctions: What Causes Them and How They Shape Life 15th Edition 9781770853270
Product Edition:15th Edition
Author: Norman MacLeod
Book Name: The Great Extinctions: What Causes Them and How They Shape Life
Subject Name: Science

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Population sizes of vertebrate species -- mammals birds reptiles amphibians and fish -- have declined by 52 percent over the last 40 years. in other words those populations around the globe have dropped by more than half in fewer than two human generations.-- World Wildlife Fund Living Planet report 2014This book straddles an awkward boundary between being a colorful popular work and a scientific literature review.... Profusely and beautifully illustrated with figures maps charts and period reconstructions. Recommended.-- ChoiceA good introduction to the great puzzle that is extinction study.-- Publishers WeeklySelected by the Scientific American Book Club and now a more affordable paperback for a far-wider audience.For more than a century scientists have tried to identify and understand the precise processes responsible for species extinction. Solving the species extinction puzzle has become even more important even urgent as human populations and technologies rival sea-level change volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts as an extinction mechanism.The Great Extinctions explores the search for an understanding of Earth's five great extinction events and whether the sixth is upon us already. Leading paleontologist Norman MacLeod examines the controversies and conclusions and what they mean to the efforts to preserve Earth's biodiversity.He also reveals how contrary to popular conception species extinction is as natural a process as species evolution. Examining extinction over geological time he compares ancient extinction events and uses them to predict future extinctions.Featuring the latest scientific evidence on the subject and informative illustrations and diagrams The Great Extinctions is an easy-to-understand presentation of a complex and controversial subject.Read more


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