Dynamics of Extinction

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ISBN: 9780471810346
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: 1986-04-15
Number of pages: 294
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A comprehensive summary of current research and scientific thinking on the possible causes and mechanisms of large-scale periodic extinctions. Topics include the fossil record of extinctions, modern extinctions, theoretical modelling of extinction events, the periodicity of mass extinctions, modern extinctions, and more. Touches on many speculations and controversies. The articles, originally presented at a Northern Arizona University symposium at Flagstaff in 1983, have been revised and updated.

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