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Extinction: Evolution and the End of Man
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Publication date November 1, 2002
Pages 224
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231128360
ISBN-10 0231128363
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $95.00
Other format details university press
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Summary
Drawn from the latest scientific developments, a thought-provoking recreation of the last sixty-five million years brings to light remarkable new insights relevant to the past, the creation and destruction of species, and the nature of life.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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from Columbia Univ Pr (November 1, 2002)
9780231128360 | details & prices | 224 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $95.00
About: Drawn from the latest scientific developments, a thought-provoking recreation of the last sixty-five million years brings to light remarkable new insights relevant to the past, the creation and destruction of species, and the nature of life.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780231128377 Book cover for 9781841156965
 
from Columbia Univ Pr (January 31, 2005)
9780231128377 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $32.00
About: Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction that remains unexplained.
New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (March 3, 2003)
9781841156965 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $13.80
About: Through the story of the last 65 million years, Michael Boulter reveals extraordinary insights that scientists are only now beginning to understand about the past, the rise and fall of species and the nature of life.

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