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Otherlands : a journey through Earth's extinct worlds  Cover Image Book Book

Otherlands : a journey through Earth's extinct worlds / Thomas Halliday.

Summary:

The thought that something as vast as the Great Barrier Reef, with all its vibrant diversity, might one day soon be gone sounds improbable. But fossil record show that this sort of wholesale change is not only possible but has repeatedly happened throughout Earth history. Halliday makes sixteen fossil sites burst to life on the page as he explores the Earth as it used to exist, the changes that have occurred during its history, and the ways that life has found to adapt-- or not. He illustrates how ecosystems are formed; how species die out and are replaced; and how species migrate, adapt, and collaborate. In doing so, he tells us something about our current crisis. -- adapted from jacket

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593132883
  • ISBN: 0593132882
  • Physical Description: xx, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-348) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Thaw : Northern Plain, Alaska, USA - Pleistocene -- Origins : Kanapoi, Kenya - Pliocene -- Deluge : Gargono, Italy - Miocene -- Homeland : Tinguiririca, Chile - Oligocene -- Cycles : Seymour Island, Antarctica - Eocene -- Rebirth : Hell Creek, Montana, USA - Paleocene -- Signals : Yixian, Liaoning, China - Cretaceous -- Foundation : Swabia, Germany - Jurassic -- Contingency : Madygen, Kyrgyzstan - Triassic -- Seasons : Moradi, Niger - Permian -- Fuel : Mazon Creek, Illinois, USA - Carboniferous -- Collaboration : Rhynie, Scotland, UK - Devonian -- Depths : Yaman-Kasy, Russia - Silurian -- Transformation : Soom, South Africa - Ordovician -- Consumers : Chengjiang, Yunnan, China - Cambrian -- Emergence : Ediacara Hills, Australia - Ediacaran -- Epilogue: a town called hope.
Subject: Paleontology > Popular works.
Fossils > Popular works.
Paleoecology > Popular works.
Fossils.
Paleoecology.
Paleontology.
Genre: Popular works.

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