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When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time eBook: Michael J. Benton: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Brings Back To Earth Science A Sense Of Adventure It Is Both A Wonderfully Good Read And A Valued Reference James Lovelock, Author Of Gaia A Superb Book That Tells A Gripping Tale Benton S Book Is In Part A Geological Detective Story, But With A Rich Historical Backplot He Finally Names A Culprit In A Denouement Worthy Of Hercule Poirot The Times Higher Education SupplementThe Greatest Mass Extinction In Earth S History Happened Some Million Years Ago In This Cataclysm At Least Percent Of Life Was Killed, Both On Land And In The Sea, Almost Bringing Evolution To A Halt What Caused Destruction On Such An Unimaginable Scale Was It The Impact Of A Huge Meteorite, Or Prolonged Volcanic Eruption In Siberia In This Acclaimed Book, Newly Available In Paperback, Michael Benton Assembles All The Evidence And Gives His Verdict



8 thoughts on “When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time eBook: Michael J. Benton: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

  1. says:

    The event that wiped out the dinosaurs has been well discussed in both the scientific and popular media, but the much dramatic extinction at the end the Permian era has only recently come under the spotlight Most theories of the later event involve an asteroid collision, and so is this true for both Jumping to that conclusion is bad science, so we need evidence


  2. says:

    This excellent book is clearly written and easy to understand It shows how close to utter disaster the whole of life came to complete extinction A brilliant book dealing so well with a difficult subject Highly recommended to anyone interested in Earth s history It is a very good read as well.


  3. says:

    An excellent read, although it seems you can t get away with writing a palaeontology book without banging on about dinosaurs personally I would have liked to have read about the animals and plants living immediately before and after the extinction and a wider overview of life in the Permian but that s just me.


  4. says:

    The book is absolutely brilliant, from start to finish Not only did it improve my understanding on the extinction events of the Permian but really did improve my understanding of the events of the K T boundary.As a first year geology student I would recommend this to anyone interested studying geology, it really gives a great overview of geology I only wish I read this book bef


  5. says:

    This is a very enjoyable book for the interested amateur, accessible and gives a picture of the painstaking process of palaeontology It also makes the current complacency about possible climate change less tenable, and evokes that shiver of contemplation when you fleetingly glimpse the depth of time and the scale of events discussed.


  6. says:

    I wish I could ask the author to explain a few bits a little simply for me.


  7. says:

    Very readable and massively informative I have learnt so much reading this.


  8. says:

    This is a great book even though I have only had a quick browse, Benton has written a classic and it should fire great debate on the subject I encourage all who are interested in the Permian Triassic mass extinction to read this book.


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