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The Resource Out of thin air : dinosaurs, birds, and Earth's ancient atmosphere, Peter D. Ward ; illustrations by David W. Ehlert

Out of thin air : dinosaurs, birds, and Earth's ancient atmosphere, Peter D. Ward ; illustrations by David W. Ehlert

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Out of thin air : dinosaurs, birds, and Earth's ancient atmosphere
Title
Out of thin air
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dinosaurs, birds, and Earth's ancient atmosphere
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Peter D. Ward ; illustrations by David W. Ehlert
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Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the effect of changing oxygen levels in Earth's atmosphere on evolution and mass extinctions, and presents the theory that saurischian dinosaurs were able to weather two mass extinctions because of a new, more efficient respiratory system, which was in turn inherited by their descendants the birds
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE861.6.E95
LC item number
W37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Out of thin air : dinosaurs, birds, and Earth's ancient atmosphere, Peter D. Ward ; illustrations by David W. Ehlert
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Out of thin air : dinosaurs, birds, and Earth's ancient atmosphere, Peter D. Ward ; illustrations by David W. Ehlert
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-259) and index
Contents
Respiration and the body plans of animal life -- Oxygen through time -- Evolving respiratory systems as a cause of the Cambrian Explosion -- The Ordovician : Cambrian Explosion part II -- The Silurian-Devonian : how an oxygen spike allowed the first conquest of land -- The Carboniferous-early Permian : high-oxygen, fires and giants -- The Permian extinction and the evolution of endothermy -- The Triassic explosion -- The Jurassic : dinosaur hegemony in a low-oxygen world -- The Cretaceous extinction and the rise of large mammals -- Should we fear the oxygen future?
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 282 p.
Isbn
9780309100618
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2006020396
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70176846

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