Extinction Horizon

Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316557986

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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USA Today bestseller Nicholas Sansbury Smith's first book in his thrilling post-apocalyptic series about one man's mission to save the world. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet--a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters. After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything. Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus? Extinction is just on the horizon... Start reading the book that D. J. Molles said "delivers unrelenting unmerciful action" before it's too late! The Extinction Cycle: Book 1: Extinction HorizonBook 2: Extinction EdgeBook 3: Extinction AgeBook 4: Extinction EvolutionBook 5: Extinction EndBook 6: Extinction Aftermath Book 7: Extinction War

Extinction Age

Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316558044

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The third book in USA Today bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive post-apocalyptic series about one man's mission to save the world. Humans are losing the war. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and the survivors of 1st Platoon must battle through the tunnels--where they make a grisly discovery. Dr. Kate Lovato is working on a new bioweapon to destroy the Variants when a derelict Navy Destroyer crashes into the Connecticut shoreline carrying yet another threat. As the doomsday clock ticks down and military bases fall across the country, the human race enters the age of extinction. Will they prevail--or will mankind vanish off the face of the planet? In the fight for humanity, one final hope remains... pick up the series that D. J. Molles said "delivers unrelenting, unmerciful action" before it's too late! The Extinction Cycle: Book 1: Extinction HorizonBook 2: Extinction EdgeBook 3: Extinction AgeBook 4: Extinction EvolutionBook 5: Extinction EndBook 6: Extinction AftermathBook 7: Extinction War

Mass Extinctions and Their Aftermath

Author: A. Hallam,P. B. Wignall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 9780191588396

Category:

Page: 328

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The first book to review all the evidence concerning both the dinosaur extinctions and all the other major extinctions - of plant, animal, terrestrial, and marine life - in the history of life. All the extinction mechanisms are critically assessed, including meteorite impact, anoxia, and volcanism. - ;Why do mass extinctions occur? The demise of the dinosaurs has been discussed exhaustively, but has never been out into the context of other extinction events. This is the first systematic review of the mass extinctions of all organisms, plant and animal, terrestrial and marine, that have occurred in the history of life. This includes the major crisis 250 million years ago which nearly wiped out all life on Earth. By examining current paleontological, geological, and sedimentological evidence of environmental changes, the cases for explanations based on climate change, marine regressions, asteroid or comet impact, anoxia, and volcanic eruptions are all critically evaluated. -

When the Invasion of Land Failed

The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

Author: George R. McGhee Jr.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536364

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin mass extinctions of the Late Devonian Epoch. Some 359 to 375 million years ago, these catastrophic events dealt our ancestors a blow that almost drove them back into the sea. If those extinctions had been just a bit more severe, spiders and insects—instead of vertebrates—might have become the ecologically dominant forms of animal life on land. This book examines the profound evolutionary consequences of the Late Devonian extinctions and the various theories proposed to explain their occurrence. Only one group of four-limbed vertebrates exists on Earth, while other tetrapod-like fishes are extinct. This gap is why the idea of "fish with feet" seems so peculiar to us, yet such animals were once a vital part of our world, and if the Devonian extinctions had not happened, members of these species, like the famous Acanthostega and Ichthyostega, might have continued to live in our rivers and lakes. Synthesizing decades of research and including a wealth of new discoveries, this accessible, comprehensive text explores the causes of the Devonian extinctions, the reasons vertebrates were so severely affected, and the potential evolution of the modern world if the extinctions had never taken place.

Bringing Fossils to Life

An Introduction to Paleobiology

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536909

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 8373

One of the leading textbooks in its field, Bringing Fossils to Life applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics, bridging the gap between purely theoretical paleobiological textbooks and those that describe only invertebrate paleobiology and that emphasize cataloguing live organisms instead of dead objects. For this third edition Donald R. Prothero has revised the art and research throughout, expanding the coverage of invertebrates and adding a discussion of new methodologies and a chapter on the origin and early evolution of life.

Omega Days - Die letzten Tage

Roman

Author: John L. Campbell

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641175089

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9695

Schnell, aber nicht schmerzlos Das Ende der Welt kommt schnell, aber nicht schmerzlos: Das sogenannte Omega- Virus verbreitet sich mit rasender Geschwindigkeit über den gesamten Erdball und verwandelt alle Infizierten in lebende Tote, deren einziges Ziel die Jagd auf Menschen ist. Nur wer hart im Nehmen ist, hat noch eine Chance, der Armee von Toten zu entkommen, die sich unaufhaltsam ausbreitet und Land für Land, Stadt für Stadt, unter sich begräbt. Und wer so hart im Nehmen ist wie Pater Xavier Church und Waffenexpertin Angie West, hat vielleicht die Chance, die Toten zu besiegen ...

From Fossils to Astrobiology

Records of Life on Earth and the Search for Extraterrestrial Biosignatures

Author: Joseph Seckbach,Maud Walsh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140208837X

Category: Science

Page: 546

View: 1428

From Fossils to Astrobiology reviews developments in paleontology and geobiology that relate to the rapidly-developing field of Astrobiology, the study of life in the Universe. Many traditional areas of scientific study, including astronomy, chemistry and planetary science, contribute to Astrobiology, but the study of the record of life on planet Earth is critical in guiding investigations in the rest of the cosmos. In this varied book, expert scientists from 15 countries present peer-reviewed, stimulating reviews of paleontological and astrobiological studies. The overviews of established and emerging techniques for studying modern and ancient microorganisms on Earth and beyond, will be valuable guides to evaluating biosignatures which could be found in the extraterrestrial surface or subsurface within the Solar System and beyond. This volume also provides discussion on the controversial reports of "nanobacteria" in the Martian meteorite ALH84001. It is a unique volume among Astrobiology monographs in focusing on fossil evidence from the geological record and will be valuable to students and researchers alike.

Volcanoes and the Environment

Author: Joan Marti,Gerald G. J. Ernst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445108

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Volcanoes and the Environment is a comprehensive and accessible text incorporating contributions from some of the world's authorities in volcanology. This book is an indispensable guide for those interested in how volcanism affects our planet's environment. It spans a wide variety of topics from geology to climatology and ecology; it also considers the economic and social impacts of volcanic activity on humans. Topics covered include how volcanoes shape the environment, their effect on the geological cycle, atmosphere and climate, impacts on health of living on active volcanoes, volcanism and early life, effects of eruptions on plant and animal life, large eruptions and mass extinctions, and the impact of volcanic disasters on the economy. This book is intended for students and researchers interested in environmental change from the fields of earth and environmental science, geography, ecology and social science. It will also interest policy makers and professionals working on natural hazards.

Wolfsthron

Under the Northern Sky 1 - Roman

Author: Leo Carew

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641216885

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3612

In Albion zerbricht der jahrhundertealte Frieden, als die Heerscharen des Südens im rauen Reich des Nordens einfallen. Der junge Roper, Sohn des Hauses Silberner Wolf und Thronerbe des Nordens, steht vor seiner ersten Schlacht – und sieht sich schon bald von Feinden umzingelt. Denn nicht nur will die Königin des Südens sein Volk auslöschen, auch mächtige Feinde im Inneren greifen nach dem Thron. Ropers einzige Chance ist eine Allianz mit der schönen Keturah, Tochter des mächtigen Hauses Vidarr. Doch seine Gegner planen bereits den nächsten Schachzug – mit nur einem Ziel: Das Heulen des Silbernen Wolfes soll für immer verklingen ...

Tagebuch der Apokalypse 3

Roman

Author: J.L. Bourne

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641128315

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1186

Der Kampf ums Überleben geht weiter Die Erde, in naher Zukunft. Nach einer mysteriösen Infektionsepidemie, die sich von China aus weiter in die USA ausgebreitet hat, haben sich die Menschen der Vereinigten Staaten in fleischfressende Zombies verwandelt. Unter den wenigen Überlebenden ist ein Mann namens Kilroy. Aufgrund seiner Erfahrung bekommt er nun einen streng geheimen Auftrag: Zusammen mit einer Handvoll Elitekämpfern wird er mit einem U-Boot nach China geschickt, um den Patienten 0 ausfindig zu machen und zu evakuieren. Eine Mission auf Leben und Tod beginnt ...

The Call of Distant Mammoths

Why the Ice Age Mammals Disappeared

Author: Peter D. Ward

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387949154

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 4968

To help us understand what happened during the Ice Age, Peter Ward takes us on a tour of other mass extinctions through earth's history. He presents a compelling account of the great comet crash that killed off the dinosaurs, and describes other extinctions that were even more extensive. In so doing, he introduces us to a profound paradigm shift now taking place in paleontology: rather than arising from the gradual workings of everyday forces, all mass extinctions are due to unique, catastrophic events. Written with an irresistible combination of passion and expertise, The Call of Distant Mammoths is an engaging exploration of the history of life and the importance of humanity as an evolutionary force. "Carefully argued...an intelligent and compelling book."-THE OLYMPIAN, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON "Ward deftly summarizes a large body of scientific literature, simplifying complex ideas for the general reader without condescension."-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "Did the overkill really happen?...Peter Ward deftly summarizes the arguments...Ward tells (the story) well."-THE NEW SCIENTIST

Global Catastrophes in Earth History; An Interdisciplinary Conference on Impacts, Volcanism, and Mass Mortality

Author: Virgil L. Sharpton,Peter D. Ward

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813722470

Category: Science

Page: 631

View: 2536

The conference was held in Snowbird, Utah, October 1988, as a sequel to the Conference on Large Body Impacts held in 1981, also in Snowbird. This volume contains 58 peer-reviewed papers, arranged into sections that cover the major themes of the conference: catastrophic impacts, volcanism, and mass mortality; geological signatures of impacts; environmental effects of impacts; patterns of mass mortality; volcanism and its effects; case histories of mass mortalities; and events and extinctions at the K/T boundary. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Das sechste Sterben

Wie der Mensch Naturgeschichte schreibt

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518740628

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 7157

Sie haben noch nie etwas vom Stummelfußfrosch gehört? Oder vom Sumatra-Nashorn? Gut möglich, dass Sie auch nie von ihnen hören werden, denn sie sind dabei auszusterben. Wir erleben derzeit das sechste sogenannte Massenaussterben: In einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum verschwinden ungewöhnlich viele Arten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass es das verheerendste sein wird, seit vor etwa 65 Millionen Jahren ein Asteroid unter anderem die Dinosaurier auslöschte. Doch dieses Mal kommt die Bedrohung nicht aus dem All, sondern wir tragen die Verantwortung. Wie haben wir Menschen das Massenaussterben herbeigeführt? Wie können wir es beenden? Elizabeth Kolbert spricht mit Geologen, die verschwundene Ozeane erforschen, begleitet Botaniker in die Anden und begibt sich gemeinsam mit Tierschützern auf die Suche nach den letzten Exemplaren gefährdeter Arten. Sie zeigt, wie ernst die Lage ist, und macht uns zu Zeugen der dramatischen Ereignisse auf unserem Planeten.

Paleobiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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