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The Resource Greenhouse of the dinosaurs : evolution, extinction, and the future of our planet, Donald R. Prothero

Greenhouse of the dinosaurs : evolution, extinction, and the future of our planet, Donald R. Prothero

Label
Greenhouse of the dinosaurs : evolution, extinction, and the future of our planet
Title
Greenhouse of the dinosaurs
Title remainder
evolution, extinction, and the future of our planet
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Prothero
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Donald Prothero links the climate changes that have occurred over the past 200 million years to their effects on plants and animals. In particular, he contrasts the extinctions that ended the Cretaceous period, which wiped out the dinosaurs, with those of the later Eocene and Oligocene epochs." "Prothero begins with the "greenhouse of the dinosaurs," the global-warming episode that dominated the Age of Dinosaurs and the early Age of Mammals. He describes the remarkable creatures that once populated Earth and draws on his experiences collecting fossils in the Big Badlands of South Dakota to sketch their world. Prothero then discusses the growth of the first Antarctic glaciers, which marked the Eocene-Oligocene transition, and shares his own anecdotes of excavations and controversies among colleagues that have shaped our understanding of the contemporary and prehistoric world. The volume concludes with observations about Nisqually Glacier and other locations that show how global warming is happening much quicker than previously predicted, irrevocably changing the balance of Earth's thermostat."--Jacket
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prothero, Donald R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs
  • Climatic changes
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Climatic changes
  • Dinosaurs
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • United States
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
Label
Greenhouse of the dinosaurs : evolution, extinction, and the future of our planet, Donald R. Prothero
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Greenhouse of the dinosaurs -- Bad lands, good fossils -- Magnets and lasers -- "Punk eek" in the badlands -- Death of the dinosaurs -- Marine world -- Rocky mountain jungles and eel's ears -- From greenhouse to icehouse -- Once and future greenhouse? -- Kids, dinosaurs, and the future of paleontology
Control code
ocn818856293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (500 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231146609
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/prot14660
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt273h3p
  • cb54e4f6-571d-4cad-8be9-1e3466392a01
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818856293
Label
Greenhouse of the dinosaurs : evolution, extinction, and the future of our planet, Donald R. Prothero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Greenhouse of the dinosaurs -- Bad lands, good fossils -- Magnets and lasers -- "Punk eek" in the badlands -- Death of the dinosaurs -- Marine world -- Rocky mountain jungles and eel's ears -- From greenhouse to icehouse -- Once and future greenhouse? -- Kids, dinosaurs, and the future of paleontology
Control code
ocn818856293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (500 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231146609
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/prot14660
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt273h3p
  • cb54e4f6-571d-4cad-8be9-1e3466392a01
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818856293

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