By A. Hallam,P. B. Wignall

Why do mass extinctions ensue? The death of the dinosaurs has been mentioned exhaustively, yet hasn't ever been out into the context of different extinction occasions. this can be the 1st systematic evaluate of the mass extinctions of all organisms, plant and animal, terrestrial and marine, that experience happened within the background of existence. This contains the key predicament 250 million years in the past which just about burnt up all existence in the world. by way of studying present paleontological, geological, and
sedimentological proof of environmental alterations, the circumstances for causes in response to weather swap, marine regressions, asteroid or comet impression, anoxia, and volcanic eruptions are all seriously evaluated.

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