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

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

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
Genre
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
NLM
Dewey number
560/.45
Funding information
Support for this activity was provided by the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE720
LC item number
.E32 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QE720.E32
NAL item number
1995
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
NLM call number
QE 720
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National Research Council (U.S.)
Series statement
Studies in geophysics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Climate Change
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Earth Sciences
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleoecology
  • Paläoklimatologie
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Palökologie
Label
Effects of past global change on life, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oxygen and Proterozoic evolution : an update / Andrew H. Knoll and Heinrich D. Holland -- Impact of late Ordovician glaciation-deglaciation on marine life / W.B.N. Berry, M.S. Quinby-Hunt, and P. Wilde -- Global change leading to biodiversity crisis in a greenhouse world : the Cenomanian-Turonian (Cretaceous) mass extinction / Earle G. Kauffman -- Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) mass extinction : effect of global change on Calcareous microplankton / Gerta Keller and Katharina v. Salis Perch-Nielsen -- Terminal Paleocene mass extinction in the deep sea : association with global warming / James P. Kennett and Lowell D. Stott -- Tropical climate stability and implications for the distribution of life / Eric J. Barron -- Neogene ice age in the North Atlantic region : climatic changes, biotic effects, and forcing factors / Steven M. Stanley and William F. Ruddiman -- The response of hierarchically structured ecosystems to long-term climatic change : a case study using tropical peat swamps of Pennsylvanian age / William A. DiMichele and Tom L. Phillips -- The late Cretaceous and Cenozoic history of vegetation and climate at northern and southern high latitudes : a comparison / Rosemary A. Askin and Robert A. Spicer -- The impact of climatic changes on the development of the Australian flora / David C. Christophel -- Global climatic influence on Cenozoic land mammal faunas / S. David Webb and Neil D. Opdyke -- Biotic responses to temperature and salinity changes during last deglaciation, Gulf of Mexico / Benjamin P. Flower and James P. Kennett -- Pollen records of late Quaternary vegetation change : plant community rearrangements and evolutionary implications / Thompson Webb III -- Climatic forcing and the origin of the human genus / Steven M. Stanley
Control code
42854432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585030678
Lccn
94038695
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42854432
Label
Effects of past global change on life, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council
Publication
Note
Title from title screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oxygen and Proterozoic evolution : an update / Andrew H. Knoll and Heinrich D. Holland -- Impact of late Ordovician glaciation-deglaciation on marine life / W.B.N. Berry, M.S. Quinby-Hunt, and P. Wilde -- Global change leading to biodiversity crisis in a greenhouse world : the Cenomanian-Turonian (Cretaceous) mass extinction / Earle G. Kauffman -- Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) mass extinction : effect of global change on Calcareous microplankton / Gerta Keller and Katharina v. Salis Perch-Nielsen -- Terminal Paleocene mass extinction in the deep sea : association with global warming / James P. Kennett and Lowell D. Stott -- Tropical climate stability and implications for the distribution of life / Eric J. Barron -- Neogene ice age in the North Atlantic region : climatic changes, biotic effects, and forcing factors / Steven M. Stanley and William F. Ruddiman -- The response of hierarchically structured ecosystems to long-term climatic change : a case study using tropical peat swamps of Pennsylvanian age / William A. DiMichele and Tom L. Phillips -- The late Cretaceous and Cenozoic history of vegetation and climate at northern and southern high latitudes : a comparison / Rosemary A. Askin and Robert A. Spicer -- The impact of climatic changes on the development of the Australian flora / David C. Christophel -- Global climatic influence on Cenozoic land mammal faunas / S. David Webb and Neil D. Opdyke -- Biotic responses to temperature and salinity changes during last deglaciation, Gulf of Mexico / Benjamin P. Flower and James P. Kennett -- Pollen records of late Quaternary vegetation change : plant community rearrangements and evolutionary implications / Thompson Webb III -- Climatic forcing and the origin of the human genus / Steven M. Stanley
Control code
42854432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585030678
Lccn
94038695
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42854432

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