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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.
ISBN:978-0-231-16056-8
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 vertebrates--might have...
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Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Science / Earth Sciences / Geology
Science / Paleontology
Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.396 x 9.204 x 0.974 Inches
Book Weight:1.25 Pounds

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