Biotic response to global change : the last 145 million years /

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Imprint:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 501 pages) : illustrations, maps
Climatic changes.
Climat -- Changements -- Aspect de l'environnement.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental)
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness.
NATURE -- Ecology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects.
Climat -- Changements -- Aspect de l'environnement.
Climatic changes.
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Format: E-Resource Book
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Varying Form of Title:Biotic response
Other authors / contributors:Culver, Stephen J.
Rawson, Peter Franklin.
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-473) and index.
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Summary:Includes information on Asia, Australia, Britain, climate change, corals, environmental change, Europe, faunal turnovers, Flandrian environmental history, glaciation, human evolution, land bridges, mammals, North America, oceanic circulation, plant record, pollen records, reef communities, rifting, sea levels, species diversity/richness, Tibetan Plateau, terrestrial vertebrates, etc.
Other form:Print version: Biotic response to global change. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000 0521663040
Review by Choice Review

Biotic Response to Global Change is a multiauthored miscellany of topics related to the last 150 million years of Earth history. The author list (some 40 researchers) is largely drawn from the UK, but this does not detract from fulfilling a basic purpose of such a work--a nonexpert in this part of the geologic column can catch up with current thinking about geologically "recent" climate change. Writers detail the many ways that life has reacted to the global environmental changes that have taken place during this period, including a wide spectrum of animal, plant, and microbiological life and focusing on aspects such as extinctions, diversity and biogeography. The text is structured taxonomically, with various plant, animal, and protoctist groups considered in individual chapters. The intended audience includes researchers in geology, evolutionary biology, oceanography, and climatology. Graduate students in these areas will appreciate the breadth of the 74 pages of references. Given our present state of a population that ignores active global warming, perhaps, in some small way, this work will help students realize that rather dramatic climate change is certainly possible even today. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. P. K. Strother; Boston College

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