The Great Paleozoic Crisis: Life and Death in the Permian

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Columbia University Press, 1993 - Science - 327 pages

Carefully examines the events recorded at the major Permo-Triassic boundary sections and documents the patterns of extinction and survival among the major groups of marine and terrestrial plants and animals. Erwin also provides a detailed summary of the climatic, geologic, geophysical and geochemical events of the Late Permian and Early Triassic.

 

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Contents

The World of the Permian
18
The Great Divide
42
The Farewell Symphony
85
Pelycosaurs Pteridosperms and Palaeoptera
115
Pangea and All That
134
Icehouses Greenhouses and Saltboxes
161
Geochemical Changes in the Permian
186
Cycles of Change
207
The Mother of Mass Extinctions
223
Aftermath and Implications
259
Glossary
279
References
285
Index
323
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