The ends of the world [electronic resource] : Volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans and our quest to understand earth's past mass extinctions. Peter Brannen.

By: Brannen, PeterPublication details: 2017Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781786070081 (electronic bk)Subject(s): Nonfiction | Nature | ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: No titleOther classification: NAT023000 | SCI000000 | SCI092000 Online resources: Click to access digital title. | Excerpt Sample | Image Large cover image | Thumbnail Thumbnail cover image Summary: Apocalypse, now? Death by fire, ice, poison gas, suffocation, asteroid. At five moments through history life on Earth was dragged to the very edge of extinction. Now, armed with revolutionary technology, scientists are uncovering clues about what caused these catastrophes. Deep-diving into past worlds of dragonflies the size of seagulls and fishes with guillotines for mouths, they explore how – against all the odds – life survived and what these ominous chapters can tell us about our future.
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Apocalypse, now? Death by fire, ice, poison gas, suffocation, asteroid. At five moments through history life on Earth was dragged to the very edge of extinction. Now, armed with revolutionary technology, scientists are uncovering clues about what caused these catastrophes. Deep-diving into past worlds of dragonflies the size of seagulls and fishes with guillotines for mouths, they explore how – against all the odds – life survived and what these ominous chapters can tell us about our future.

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