Scientific Explorations in Deep Time
By (author) Peter Douglas Ward
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Time Machines by Peter Douglas Ward
Book DescriptionWhat is the past? It is a time as well as a place. Acclaimed author Peter D. Ward describes the tools that contemporary scientists use to uncover facts about the past - terrain, climate, and the life forms that once inhabited this planet. Time Machines presents fascinating profiles of the deep past and the scientists who are making it come alive. "...for the general reader, Time Machines may be the most interesting book yet by the University of Washington prof..." -SEATTLE WEEKLY "For anyone interested in how and why as well as the what of paleontology, Time Machines is a must read."-AMERICAN SCIENTIST
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780387984162
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 22-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter Douglas Ward
Flooded Earth, Paperback (August 2012)
"A beautifully written, thoroughly researched and relentlessly terrifying work, and a must-read for anybody with an interest in the environment or the future of our planet."--Salon.com
Under A Green Sky, Paperback (June 2008)
According to paleontologist Ward, all but one of the major extinction events in history have been brought on by climate change--the same global warming that occurs today. The author argues that events in the past can give valuable information about the future of our planet.
Life and Death of Planet Earth, Paperback (August 2007)
This is a vivid description of the second half of the life of our planet. Combining their knowledge of evolution with their understanding of the life cycle of stars and solar systems, the authors predict that the process will essentially reverse itself until only the simplest forms remain on Earth.
Life as We Do Not Know it, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Peter Douglas Ward
The author, a principal investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute, presents the latest data on the range of life that is scientifically possible on Earth and beyond.
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