Rivers in Time

The Search for Clues to Earth's Mass Extinctions

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Author: Peter Douglas Ward

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231118620

Category: Nature

Page: 315

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Elaborating on and updating Ward's previous work, The End of Evolution, Rivers in Time delves into his newest discoveries. The book presents the gripping tale of the author's investigations into the history of life and death on Earth through a series of expeditions that have brought him ever closer to the truth about mass extinctions, past and future.

Rivers in Time

The Search for Clues to Earth's Mass Extinctions

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Author: Peter D. Ward

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780231118637

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Elaborating on and updating Ward's previous work, "The End of Evolution," "Rivers in Time" delves into his newest discoveries. The book presents the gripping tale of the author's investigations into the history of life and death on Earth through a series of expeditions that have brought him ever closer to the truth about mass extinctions, past and future.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

FIVE-VOLUME SET

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Author: Paul Robbins

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265585

Category: Science

Page: 2736

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The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The five volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather, they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues.

Correction Lines

Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation

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Author: Curt Meine

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559637323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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The last fifteen years have been a period of dramatic change, both in the world at large and within the fields of ecology and conservation. The end of the Cold War, the dot-com boom and bust, the globalizing economy, and the attacks of September 11, among other events and trends, have reshaped our worldview and the political environment in which we find ourselves. At the same time, emerging knowledge, needs, and opportunities have led to a rapid evolution in our understanding of the scientific foundations and social context of conservation. Correction Lines is a new collection of essays from one of our most thoughtful and eloquent writers on conservation, putting these recent changes into perspective and exploring the questions they raise about the past, present, and future of the conservation movement. The essays explore interrelated themes: the relationship between biological and social dimensions; the historic tension between utilitarian and preservationist approaches; the integration of varied cultural perspectives; the enduring legacy of Aldo Leopold; the contrasts and continuities between conservation and environmentalism; the importance of political reform; and the need to "retool" conservation to address twentyfirst-century realities. Collectively the essays assert that we have reached a critical juncture in conservation-a "correction line" of sorts. Correction Lines argues that we need a more coherent and comprehensive account of the past if we are to understand our present circumstances and move forward under unprecedented conditions. Meine brings together a deep sense of history with powerful language and compelling imagery, yielding new insights into the origins and development of contemporary conservation. Correction Lines will help us think more clearly about the forces that have changed, and are changing, conservation, and inspire us to address current realities and future needs.

Dinosaurs by the Decades: A Chronology of the Dinosaur in Science and Popular Culture

A Chronology of the Dinosaur in Science and Popular Culture

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Author: Randy Moore

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393656

Category: Science

Page: 473

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Providing an appealing chronology of "all things dinosaur," this book covers these ancient creatures' roles and surprising importance in science, religion, and society at large. • Depicts the history, breadth, depth, and diversity of how humans have learned about, argued over, and made use of dinosaurs—a resource appropriate for public, school, or academic libraries • Examines the events of the earliest discoveries of fossilized remains of dinosaurs and how those discoveries often became interwoven with religious ideas • Includes photographs, a glossary, an appendix of geological time, and a detailed, cross-referenced index to assist researchers and general readers

Loss of Biodiversity

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Author: Sharon L. Spray,Karen Leah McGlothlin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525672

Category: Nature

Page: 179

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Loss of Biodiversity introduces readers to the important concepts for understanding the environmental challenges and consequences of the declining diversity of life on the planet. Contributions from scientists, and academics in the social sciences and humanities provide readers with an initial "tool kit" for understanding the concepts central to their disciplinary perspective and the multi-dimensional aspects of the loss of biodiversity.

Applied Palaeontology

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Author: Robert Wynn Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521841992

Category: Science

Page: 434

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This book was first published in 2006. Palaeontology has developed from a descriptive science to an analytical science used to interpret relationships between earth and life history. Applied Palaeontology adopts a holistic, integrated approach to palaeontology, highlighting its key role in the study of the evolving earth, life history and environmental processes. After an introduction to fossils and their classification, each of the principal fossil groups are studied in detail, covering their biology, morphology, classification, palaeobiology and biostratigraphy. The latter sections focus on the applications of fossils in the interpretation of earth and life processes and environments. It concludes with case histories of how our knowledge of fossils is applied, in industry and elsewhere. This is a valuable reference for anyone involved in the applications of palaeontology, including earth, life and environmental scientists, and petroleum, minerals, mining and engineering professionals.

Earth Sciences History

Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society

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Category: Earth sciences

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