The Ends of the World

Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions
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Product Number: DD31690
Released: Jun 13, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538416761
Narrator/s: Adam Verner
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Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future.Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs in these five extinctions. Using the visible clues these devastations have left behind in the fossil record, The Ends of the World takes us inside "scenes of the crime," from South Africa to the New York Palisades, to tell the story of each extinction. Brannen examines the fossil record-which is rife with creatures like dragonflies the size of seagulls and guillotine-mouthed fish-and introduces us to the researchers on the front lines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the crime scenes of the Earth's biggest whodunits.Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave and casts our future in a completely new light.

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Author(s): Peter Brannen
Genre: Science

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Author(s): Peter Brannen
Narrator(s): Adam Verner
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100120291
Released: Jun 13, 2017
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ISBN: #9780062676863
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Author(s): Peter Brannen
Genre: Science
Product Number EB00685627
Released: Jun 13, 2017
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Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062364821

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