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Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities: The causes of mass extinctions

Tony Hallam


In Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities, renowned geologist Tony Hallam takes us on a tour of the Earth’s history, and of the cataclysmic events, as well as the more gradual extinctions, that have punctuated life on Earth throughout the past 500 million years. While comparable books in this field of study tend to promote only one likely cause of mass extinctions, such as extraterrestrial impact, volcanism, and or climatic cooling, Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities breaks new ground, as the first book to attempt an objective coverage of all likely causes, including sea-level and climatic changes ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198524977
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198524977.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Hallam, author