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Earth and Life

Global Biodiversity, Extinction Intervals and Biogeographic Perturbations Through Time

Talent, John A. (Ed.)

2012, XXXII, 1107p. 620 illus., 429 illus. in color.

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From the reviews:

“This volume is outstanding, and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending it. … John hand-picked the contributors, ensuring that (almost) all manuscripts sought for the volume were submitted in the required timeframe, reviewed, and edited to the highest standard. … This volume is amazingly good value considering the research that has gone into the chapters, and the editorial diligence that has resulted in such a high-quality monumental work. Encourage your institutional library to invest in the hardbound edition … .” (Ian Percival, Nomen Nudum, Issue 33, December, 2013)

“Earth and Life has hit the bookshelves! … All the included chapters are excellently written and provide a state-of-the-art insight into the various evolutionary phenomena observable, and the dynamics and interaction of fossil ecosystems. … This is clearly a ‘must have’ for Palaeontologists, Palaeobiologists and everyone interested in the evolutionary aspects of the development of life on our planet. It should also not be missed by university libraries … it’s simply too fascinating and inspiring!” (Michael Montenari, The Bulletin Your Magazine from the British Ecological Society, August, 2013)

“Seventy-four authors contributed to its thirty-six chapters, each a major figure in their own field. The result is a book with much to attract those with a general interest in palaeontology, those who are more specialized, and those who are concerned with biodiversity conservation. … The chapters in this extensively illustrated book provide an excellent opportunity for readers to compare extinction events.” (Geology Today, Vol. 28 (5), September-October, 2012)

“This huge volume was published as part of the UNESCO International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) scientific programme, a joint initiative of UNESCO and the International Union of Geosciences. … The present volume is said to be aimed at Earth Science professionals and students. … There is a huge wealth of important material in the volume, which is a must for Earth Science libraries.” (Tony Wright, Geological Magazine, 2012)



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