The Resource Terra : our 100-million-year-old ecosystem--and the threats that now put it at risk, Michael Novacek

Terra : our 100-million-year-old ecosystem--and the threats that now put it at risk, Michael Novacek

Label
Terra : our 100-million-year-old ecosystem--and the threats that now put it at risk
Title
Terra
Title remainder
our 100-million-year-old ecosystem--and the threats that now put it at risk
Statement of responsibility
Michael Novacek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The natural world as humans have always known it evolved close to 100 million years ago with the appearance of flowering plants and pollinating insects during the age of the dinosaurs. Its tremendous history is now in danger of profound, catastrophic disruption. In Terra, a brilliant synthesis of evolutionary biology, paleontology, and modern environmental science, Michael Novacek shows how all three can help us understand and prevent what he and others call today's "mass extinction event.""--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
N68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Terra : our 100-million-year-old ecosystem--and the threats that now put it at risk, Michael Novacek
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographies and index
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Contents
Prologue: The Hyena -- Pt. 1. The Way of the World -- 1. A Creature in the Forest -- 2. Lush Life -- 3. Ephemeral Life -- 4. Elephants, Dung Beetles, and Ecosystems -- 5. Evolution - Life Through a New Lens -- Pt. 2. The World Becomes Modern -- 6. Ancient Ground -- 7. Imperial Collapse -- 8. The Dinosaurs of Middle Earth -- 9. A Flower in the Forest -- 10. The Garden of Delights -- 11. Toward a New Ecosystem -- 12. Dinosaur Camelot -- Pt. 3. Death and Resurrection -- 13. A Puzzling Catastrophe -- 14. The Era After -- Pt. 4. Terra Humana -- 15. Who They Were -- 16. The Exterminators -- 17. The Cultivators -- 18. Land Rush -- 19. Dark Forces -- 20. The Waste of a World -- 21. Heat Wave -- 22. Future World
Control code
000041340997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 451 p.
Isbn
9780374273255
Lccn
2007009126
Other physical details
ill.
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.b2353770x
System control number
sr2353770x

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