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When the Invasion of Land Failed - a book by McGhee, George R.

When the Invasion of Land Failed

The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

When the Invasion of Land Failed( )
Author: McGhee, George R.
Series title:The Critical Moments and Perspectives in Earth History and Paleobiology Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $150.00
Book Description:

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...
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Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Science / Paleontology
Science / Earth Sciences / Geology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.201 x 8.931 x 0.797 Inches
Book Weight:1.272 Pounds

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