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Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities

Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities

The Causes of Mass Extinctions

  • Author: Anthony Hallam,Tony Hallam
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780192806680
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 226
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Uses the geological record to trace historical and modern views on five mass extinction events, including the disappearance of dinosaurs.

Evolution

Evolution

The First Four Billion Years

  • Author: Michael Ruse,Joseph Travis
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674031753
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 979
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An introduction to evolutionary biology spans evolutionary science from its inception to its latest findings, covering discoveries, philosophy, and history.

Das sechste Sterben

Das sechste Sterben

Wie der Mensch Naturgeschichte schreibt

  • Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518740628
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 312
  • View: 408
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Sie haben noch nie etwas vom Stummelfußfrosch gehört? Oder vom Sumatra-Nashorn? Gut möglich, dass Sie auch nie von ihnen hören werden, denn sie sind dabei auszusterben. Wir erleben derzeit das sechste sogenannte Massenaussterben: In einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum verschwinden ungewöhnlich viele Arten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass es das verheerendste sein wird, seit vor etwa 65 Millionen Jahren ein Asteroid unter anderem die Dinosaurier auslöschte. Doch dieses Mal kommt die Bedrohung nicht aus dem All, sondern wir tragen die Verantwortung. Wie haben wir Menschen das Massenaussterben herbeigeführt? Wie können wir es beenden? Elizabeth Kolbert spricht mit Geologen, die verschwundene Ozeane erforschen, begleitet Botaniker in die Anden und begibt sich gemeinsam mit Tierschützern auf die Suche nach den letzten Exemplaren gefährdeter Arten. Sie zeigt, wie ernst die Lage ist, und macht uns zu Zeugen der dramatischen Ereignisse auf unserem Planeten.

Pandora's Garden

Pandora's Garden

Kudzu, Cockroaches, and Other Misfits of Ecology

  • Author: Clinton Crockett Peters
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820353205
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 176
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Pandora's Garden profiles invasive or unwanted species in the natural world and examines how our treatment of these creatures sometimes parallels in surprising ways how we treat each other. Part essay, part nature writing, part narrative nonfiction, the chapters in Pandora's Garden are like the biospheres of the globe; as the successive chapters unfold, they blend together like ecotones, creating a microcosm of the world in which we sustain nonhuman lives but also contain them. There are many reasons particular flora and fauna may be unwanted, from the physical to the psychological. Sometimes they may possess inherent qualities that when revealed help us to interrogate human perception and our relationship to an unwanted other. Pandora's Garden is primarily about creatures that humans don't get along with, such as rattlesnakes and sharks, but the chapters also take on a range of other subjects, including stolen children in Australia, the treatment of illegal immigrants in Texas, and the disgust function of the human limbic system. Peters interweaves these diverse subjects into a whole that mirrors the evolving and interrelated world whose surprises and oddities he delights in revealing.

Catastrophes!

Catastrophes!

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters

  • Author: Donald R. Prothero
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9781421401478
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 360
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Eerie, fascinating, and often moving, these tales of geologic history and human fortitude and folly will stay with you long after you put the book down.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Field

  • Author: Julie Mellors
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780787678777
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 480
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science

Text with Readings

  • Author: David Boersema
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 568
  • View: 9737
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This new anthology, which integrates explanatory text, primary source readings, and case studies, provides students of any major (philosophy, science, or other) with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of science. The anthology is organized around a unique “three-pronged” approach: the metaphysical (what), the epistemological (how), and the axiological (why). The coverage of issues builds coherently and logically: from issues of scientific method to ethical issues, to the most current social and political implications of science — demonstrating how philosophy of science is relevant in a modern day context. The anthology carefully examines the theoretical apparatus of the philosophy of science and applies it to rich case studies from the history of science.

Encyclopedia of global warming

Encyclopedia of global warming

  • Author: Steven I. Dutch
  • Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 1211
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The subject of climate change has become an important issue over the past few years. Encyclopedia of Global Warming is designed to help the student or patron understand the environmental science, social issues and controversies surrounding this important issue. Essays explore a wide variety of topics, including fossil fuels, glaciology, conservation, human rights, pollution, society, science and water resources.

Paleoclimate and Evolution, with Emphasis on Human Origins

Paleoclimate and Evolution, with Emphasis on Human Origins

  • Author: Elisabeth S. Vrba
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300063482
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 547
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This book focuses on how climatic change during the last fifteen million years - especially the last three million - has affected human evolution and other evolutionary events. Leading evolutionists and physical geologists from all over the worldauthorities on such subjects as paleoceanography, palynology, mammalian paleontology, and paleoanthropology - address the relationship between climatic and biotic evolution, presenting and integrating the most up-to-date research in their fields. Among the subjects discussed are: global and regional climatic changes; tectonism and its effects on climate; the evolution of biomes and mammals; the ways climate might have influenced the origins of hominid species; and the evolution of hominid morphologies and behaviors. The book draws on the comparatively rich data base of the Late Neogene and includes many new data sets and hypotheses on paleoclimatic changes and on floral and mammalian evolution.

Earth Cycles

Earth Cycles

A Historical Perspective

  • Author: David Roger Oldroyd
  • Publisher: Greenwood
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 234
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Presents the history of cyclic theories in geoscience, detailing the ideas of Robert Hooke, James Hutton, and Charles Lyell, and outlines the historical development of concepts involving the Earth's landscape, the solar system, glaciation, cycles in the strata, sequence stratigraphy and eustasy.

Smithsonian Ocean

Smithsonian Ocean

Our Water, Our World

  • Author: Deborah Cramer
  • Publisher: Smithsonian
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 295
  • View: 2285
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The author of Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage identifies a living partnership between the earth and its life, explaining the comparatively new responsibility of human beings in protecting the sea in order to safeguard climate and environmental interests. 30,000 first printing.

The Maritime book of climate change

The Maritime book of climate change

  • Author: Richard Zurawski
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781895900972
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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The K/T Boundary of Gams (Eastern Alps, Austria) and the Nature of Terminal Cretaceous Mass Extinction

The K/T Boundary of Gams (Eastern Alps, Austria) and the Nature of Terminal Cretaceous Mass Extinction

Workshop "Rapid Environmental/climate Changes and Catastrophic Events in Late Cretaceous and Early Paleogene", Gams Bei Hieflau (Styria), April 24-28, 2009

  • Author: Andrei F. Grachev
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783853160480
  • Category: Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary
  • Page: 199
  • View: 4548
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American Paleontologist

American Paleontologist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Paleontology
  • Page: N.A
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Abhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt

Abhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: N.A
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The Western Humanities Review

The Western Humanities Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literature, Modern
  • Page: N.A
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Die Geschichte des Lebens in 100 Fossilien

Die Geschichte des Lebens in 100 Fossilien

  • Author: Paul D. Taylor,Aaron O`Dea
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783806231489
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
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Laudato si

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

  • Author: Franziskus (Papst),
  • Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
  • ISBN: 345180736X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
  • View: 7222
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Darwins Vermächtnis

Darwins Vermächtnis

die Bedeutung der Evolution für die Gegenwart des Menschen

  • Author: John Dupré
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518295045
  • Category: Evolution (Biology)
  • Page: 145
  • View: 361
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Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums

  • Author: Lisa Randall
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104030251
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
  • View: 8888
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Die Natur der Dunklen Materie gehört zu den spannendsten Fragen der Kosmologie. Die Bestseller-Autorin und Harvard-Professorin Lisa Randall nimmt uns in ihrem neuen Buch ›Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier. Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums‹ mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Physik und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche Rolle die Dunkle Materie bei der Entstehung unserer Galaxie, unseres Sonnensystems und sogar des Lebens selbst gespielt hat. Eindrucksvoll zeigt sie, wie die Wissenschaft neue Konzepte und Erklärungen für dieses weithin unbekannte Phänomen entwickelt und verwebt geschickt die Geschichte des Kosmos mit unserer eigenen. Ein Buch, das ein völlig neues Licht auf die tiefen Verbindungen wirft, die unsere Welt so maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben, und uns die außerordentliche Schönheit zeigt, die selbst den alltäglichsten Dingen innewohnt.