When Life Nearly Died The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time

by Michael J. Benton

When Life Nearly Died The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time Synopsis

The greatest mass extinction in Earths history happened some 251 million years ago. In this cataclysm at least 90 per cent 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500291931
Publication date: 20th July 2015
Author: Michael J. Benton
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Evolution, Natural disasters, Popular science,

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