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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, palaeontology, and modern environmental science, Michael Novacek shows how we can understand and prevent what he and others call today's 'mass extinction event.'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374531416
ISBN-10: 0374531412
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Michael J. Novacek

Michael Novacek, Senior Vice President and Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History, is the author of "Time Traveler "(FSG, 2002) and "Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs "(1996). He lives in New York City.