The Resource Effects of past global change on life, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council, (electronic book)

Effects of past global change on life, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council, (electronic book)

Label
Effects of past global change on life
Title
Effects of past global change on life
Statement of responsibility
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What can we expect as global change progresses? Will there be thresholds that trigger sudden shifts in environmental conditions--or that cause catastrophic destruction of life? Effects of Past Global Change on Life explores what earth scientists are learning about the impact of large-scale environmental changes on ancient life--and how these findings may help us resolve today's environmental controversies. Leading authorities discuss historical climate trends and what can be learned from the mass extinctions and other critical periods about the rise and fall of plant and animal species in response to global change. The volume develops a picture of how environmental change has closed some evolutionary doors while opening others--including profound effects on the early members of the human family. An expert panel offers specific recommendations on expanding research and improving investigative tools--and targets historical periods and geological and biological patterns with the most promise of shedding light on future developments. This readable and informative book will be of special interest to professionals in the earth sciences and the environmental community as well as concerned policymakers
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
560/.45
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE720
LC item number
.E32 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Paleoecology
  • Paleoclimatology
Label
Effects of past global change on life, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10062710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 250 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Effects of past global change on life, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10062710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 250 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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