Death by fire, ice, poison gas, suffocation, asteroid. At five moments through history life on Earth was dragged to the very edge of extinction.
Now, armed with revolutionary technology, scientists are uncovering clues about what caused these catastrophes. Deep-diving into past worlds of dragonflies the size of seagulls and fishes with guillotines for mouths, they explore how – against all the odds – life survived and what these ominous chapters can tell us about our future.
ISBN 10 : 9780062364821
ISBN 13 : 0062364820
New York Times Editors' Choice 2017 Forbes Top 10 Best Environment, Climate, and Conservation Book of 2017 As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a majo..
ISBN 10 : 9780698174207
ISBN 13 : 0698174208
The thrilling conclusion to the romantic adventure series that TeenVogue.com calls, a "Da Vinci Code-style thriller for teens." Power balances on a knife's edge. Destiny is uncerta..
ISBN 10 : 1439160422
ISBN 13 : 9781439160428
"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507." So beg..
ISBN 10 : 0733319378
ISBN 13 : 9780733319372
A thought-provoking history of cartography focusing on 100 maps that changed the world...
ISBN 10 : 9781509503995
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The end of the world is a seemingly interminable topic Ð at least, of course, until it happens. Environmental catastrophe and planetary apocalypse are subjects of enduring fascina..
ISBN 10 : 0631190821
ISBN 13 : 9780631190820
In this volume, leading historians, critics and theorists review 3,000 years of apocalyptic theory. Tracing the history of millenarianism, they investigate the modern and postmoder..
ISBN 10 : 1563383128
ISBN 13 : 9781563383120
In this provocative collection of essays, scientists, theologians, ethicists, and biblical scholars look at eschatology through their various lenses...