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The Resource Carboniferous giants and mass extinction : the late Paleozoic Ice Age world, George R. McGhee Jr

Carboniferous giants and mass extinction : the late Paleozoic Ice Age world, George R. McGhee Jr

Label
Carboniferous giants and mass extinction : the late Paleozoic Ice Age world
Title
Carboniferous giants and mass extinction
Title remainder
the late Paleozoic Ice Age world
Statement of responsibility
George R. McGhee Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Picture a world of dog-sized scorpions and millipedes as long as a car; tropical rainforests with trees towering over 150 feet into the sky and a giant polar continent five times larger than Antarctica. That world was not imaginary; it was the earth more than 300 million years ago in the Carboniferous period of the Paleozoic era. In Carboniferous Giants and Mass Extinction, George R. McGhee Jr. explores that ancient world, explaining its origins; its downfall in the end-Permian mass extinction, the greatest biodiversity crisis to occur since the evolution of animal life on Earth; and how its legacies still affect us today. McGhee investigates the consequences of the Late Paleozoic ice age in this comprehensive portrait of the effects of ancient climate change on global ecology. Carboniferous Giants and Mass Extinction examines the climatic conditions that allowed for the evolution of gigantic animals and the formation of the largest tropical rainforests ever to exist, which in time turned into the coal that made the industrial revolution possible--and fuels the engine of contemporary anthropogenic climate change. Exploring the strange and fascinating flora and fauna of the Late Paleozoic ice age world, McGhee focuses his analysis on the forces that brought this world to an abrupt and violent end. Synthesizing decades of research and new discoveries, this comprehensive book provides a wealth of insights into past and present extinction events and climate change" -- From the publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGhee, George R
Dewey number
560/.175
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
M388 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass extinctions
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Climatic changes
  • Glacial epoch
  • Paleobotany
  • Paleontology
  • Paleoclimatology
Label
Carboniferous giants and mass extinction : the late Paleozoic Ice Age world, George R. McGhee Jr
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Harbingers of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age -- The big chill -- The Late Carboniferous ice world -- Giants in the earth... -- The end of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age -- The end of the Paleozoic world -- The legacy of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age
Control code
on1013721340
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780231180979
Lccn
2017056021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028401609
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231180979
  • (OCoLC)1013721340
Label
Carboniferous giants and mass extinction : the late Paleozoic Ice Age world, George R. McGhee Jr
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Harbingers of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age -- The big chill -- The Late Carboniferous ice world -- Giants in the earth... -- The end of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age -- The end of the Paleozoic world -- The legacy of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age
Control code
on1013721340
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780231180979
Lccn
2017056021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028401609
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231180979
  • (OCoLC)1013721340

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