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Terra: Our 100-Million-Year-Old Ecosystem
Terra: Our 100-Million-Year-Old Ecosystem And The Threats That Now Put it At Risk. The natural world as humans have always known it evolved close to 100 million years ago with the appearance of flowering plants and pollinating insects during the age of the dinosaurs. Its tremendous history is now in danger of profound, catastrophic disruption. In this brilliant synthesis of evolutionary biology, paleontology, and modern environmental science, Michael Novacek shows how we can understand and prevent what he and others call today's "mass extinction event."
Author Michael Novacek, Senior Vice President and Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History, is the author of Time Traveler and Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs.
Author: Michael Novacek
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publishing Date: November 11, 2008
Softcover: 448 pages