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Extinction

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Informationen zum Autor Michael Boulter Klappentext Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Michael Boulter Klappentext Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction that remains unexplained. Out of that devastation, new life developed and the world regained its equilibrium. Until now. Employing radically new perspectives on the science of life, scientists are beginning to uncover signs of a similar event on the horizon: the end of man. In telling the story of the last sixty-five million years, Michael Boulter reveals extraordinary new insights that scientists are only now beginning to understand about the fossil record, the rise and fall of species, and the nature of life. According to Boulter, nature is a self-organizing system in which the whole is more important than its parts. The system is self-correcting, and one of its tools is extinction. If the system is disrupted, it will do what it must to restore balance. This book is a thoroughly researched introduction to the new developments in the science of life and a chilling account of the effects that humans have had on the planet. The world will adapt and survive; humanity most probably will not. Zusammenfassung The head of the team analyzing Fossil Record 2, the largest database of information on extinct animals and plants, brings us a thoroughly researched introduction to the new developments in the science of life and a chilling account of the effects that humans have had on the planet based on his experience and research. Inhaltsverzeichnis The Past is Not OverExtinctionA System Out of ChaosFrom Dinosaurs to UsWhat's in a Name?A Man-made Extinction EventHumans and the FutureIndex

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Michael Boulter



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Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction that remains unexplained. Out of that devastation, new life developed and the world regained its equilibrium. Until now. Employing radically new perspectives on the science of life, scientists are beginning to uncover signs of a similar event on the horizon: the end of man.

In telling the story of the last sixty-five million years, Michael Boulter reveals extraordinary new insights that scientists are only now beginning to understand about the fossil record, the rise and fall of species, and the nature of life. According to Boulter, nature is a self-organizing system in which the whole is more important than its parts. The system is self-correcting, and one of its tools is extinction. If the system is disrupted, it will do what it must to restore balance.

This book is a thoroughly researched introduction to the new developments in the science of life and a chilling account of the effects that humans have had on the planet. The world will adapt and survive; humanity most probably will not.



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The head of the team analyzing Fossil Record 2, the largest database of information on extinct animals and plants, brings us a thoroughly researched introduction to the new developments in the science of life and a chilling account of the effects that humans have had on the planet based on his experience and research.

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The Past is Not Over Extinction A System Out of Chaos From Dinosaurs to Us What's in a Name? A Man-made Extinction Event Humans and the Future Index

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Titre: Extinction
Sous-titre: Evolution and the End of Man
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Code EAN: 9780231128360
ISBN: 978-0-231-12836-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Columbia University Press
Genre: Biologie
nombre de pages: 224
Poids: 411g
Taille: H215mm x B155mm
Année: 2002

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