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Description - Late Paleocene-Early Eocene Biotic and Climatic Events in the Marine and Terrestrial Records by Marie-Pierre Aubrey

The transition from the Paleocene to the Eocene epoch - approximately 55 million years ago - represents a critical moment in the Earth's history, when the planet experienced the warmest climatic episode of the Cenozoic era. This sudden global warming resulted in a major turnover among the Earth's marine and terrestrial organisms. Covering mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants as well as the spectrum of marine biota, this text documents both the well-established and the lesser-known turnovers, such as those of the calcareous nannoplankton and terrestrial mollusks.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231102384
ISBN-10: 0231102380
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 508
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 2-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marie-Pierre Aubrey

Marie-Pierre Aubry is associate scientist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-Universite Montpellier II. She is the editor and co-editor of several books.Spencer Lucas is a curator of paleontology and geology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico and the coeditor of several books.William Alfred Berggren is senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, coeditor of several books, and author of more than 150 papers on Cenozoic geology.