Gorgon: The Monsters That Ruled the Planet Before Dinosaurs and How They Died in the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History
In 'Gorgon', Ward examines the strange fate of this little known prehistoric animal and its contemporaries, the ancestors of the turtle, the crocodile, the lizard, and eventually dinosaurs. He offers provocative theories on these mass extinctions and confronts the startling implications they hold for us. Are we vulnerable to a similar catastrophe? Are we nearing the end of human domination in the earth's cycle of destruction and rebirth? Gorgon is also a thrilling travelogue of Ward's long, remarkable journey of discovery and a real-life adventure deep into Earth's history.
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A fascinating look at the apex predator of the late Triassic in context, before one of the greatest mass extinctions of all time destroyed some 96% of all life on the planet. Part adventure, part science, but all solidly fascinating. Four and a half stars. Recommended.
Review: Gorgon: The Monsters That Ruled the Planet Before Dinosaurs and HowThey Died in the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's HistoryUser Review - Goodreads
Good story of the hard work of palaeontology, and some interesting discussions if the nature if the Permian extinction, but I found it a bit unsatisfying. Partly because the author is scientist first ...
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