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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

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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.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Novacek, Michael J
Dewey number
576.8/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
N68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Paleontology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental degradation
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Paleontology
Label
Terra : our 100-million-year-old ecosystem--and the threats that now put it at risk, Michael Novacek
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-425) 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
  • 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.
  • Prologue : The hyena
  • 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.
  • pt. 1.
  • Dinosaur Camelot
  • pt. 3.
  • Death and resurrection
  • 13.
  • A puzzling catastrophe
  • 14.
  • The era after
  • pt. 4.
  • Terra Humana
  • 15.
  • The way of the world
  • Who they were
  • 16.
  • The exterminators
  • 17.
  • The cultivators
  • 18.
  • Land rush
  • 19.
  • Dark forces
  • 20.
  • 1.
  • The waste of a world
  • 21.
  • Heat wave
  • 22.
  • Future world
  • Notes and references
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • A creature in the forest
  • 2.
  • Lush life
  • 3.
Control code
ocm85814141
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 451 pages
Isbn
9780374273255
Lccn
2007009126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85814141
  • (OCoLC)85814141
Label
Terra : our 100-million-year-old ecosystem--and the threats that now put it at risk, Michael Novacek
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-425) 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
  • 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.
  • Prologue : The hyena
  • 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.
  • pt. 1.
  • Dinosaur Camelot
  • pt. 3.
  • Death and resurrection
  • 13.
  • A puzzling catastrophe
  • 14.
  • The era after
  • pt. 4.
  • Terra Humana
  • 15.
  • The way of the world
  • Who they were
  • 16.
  • The exterminators
  • 17.
  • The cultivators
  • 18.
  • Land rush
  • 19.
  • Dark forces
  • 20.
  • 1.
  • The waste of a world
  • 21.
  • Heat wave
  • 22.
  • Future world
  • Notes and references
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • A creature in the forest
  • 2.
  • Lush life
  • 3.
Control code
ocm85814141
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 451 pages
Isbn
9780374273255
Lccn
2007009126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85814141
  • (OCoLC)85814141

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