When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time (Paperback)
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When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 20/07/2015
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The greatest mass extinction in Earth’s history happened some 251 million years ago. In this cataclysm at least 90% of life was killed, both on land and in the sea, almost bringing evolution to a halt. What caused destruction on such an unimaginable scale? Was it the impact of a huge meteorite, or prolonged volcanic eruption in Siberia? In this acclaimed book, now updated to include the most recent research and findings, Michael Benton assembles all the evidence and gives his verdict.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500291931
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: Revised and expanded edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A superb book that tells a gripping tale … a dénouement worthy of Hercule Poirot' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

'Brings back to Earth Science a sense of adventure ... it is both a wonderfully good read and a valued reference' - James Lovelock, author of Gaia

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