The Resource Impossible extinction : natural catastrophes and the supremacy of the microbial world, Charles S. Cockell

Impossible extinction : natural catastrophes and the supremacy of the microbial world, Charles S. Cockell

Label
Impossible extinction : natural catastrophes and the supremacy of the microbial world
Title
Impossible extinction
Title remainder
natural catastrophes and the supremacy of the microbial world
Statement of responsibility
Charles S. Cockell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Impossible Extinction is about a remarkable journey. Every 225 million years the Earth, and all the life on it, completes one revolution around our Milky Way Galaxy. During this journey life is influenced by calamitous changes. Comets and asteroids strike the surface of the Earth, stars explode nearby, enormous volcanoes erupt and, more recently, humans litter the planet with waste. Many animals and plants become extinct during voyage, but humble microbes, simple creatures made of a single cell, survive this journey. This book takes a tour of the microbial world, from the coldest and deepest places on Earth to the hottest and highest, and witnesses some of the most catastrophic events that life can face. This remarkable story explains for the general reader how microbes have survived on Earth for over three billion years."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 579/.17
  • 579.17
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QR100
LC item number
.C63 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Impossible extinction : natural catastrophes and the supremacy of the microbial world, Charles S. Cockell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • wbl
  • glg
Contents
1. The galactic roulette -- 2. Primordial leftovers -- 3. The microbial menagerie -- 4. The record of catastrophe -- 5. The sky falls in -- 6. Supernova fry up -- 7. Fire from below -- 8. Intelligent stupidity -- 9. The world is not enough?
Control code
000023775051
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780521817363
Lccn
2002074046
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20238563
System control number
  • 23775051sr
  • (OCoLC)50203912

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