The Ends of the World: Supervolcanoes, Lethal Oceans, and the Search for Past Apocalypses by Peter Brannen

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Title : The Ends of the World: Supervolcanoes, Lethal Oceans, and the Search for Past Apocalypses
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ISBN : 0062364820
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Carlos rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2017

What I expected: a chronicle of major natural disasters through out known history, What I got: a very frightening tale of the 5 major massive mass extinction Earth has gone through since life (microbes) ever emerged in this rock we call home . The narrative of the book explains the causes of the...

Atila rated it ★★★★☆

September 20, 2017

Daqueles livros bem escritos que o autor vai dando dicas da conclusão e você fica todo orgulhoso de ter chego nela antes. Não pq é esperto, mas porque a linha de pensamento é bem clara. Uma passada muito boa pelo que cada grande extinção do passado foi, quais evidências temos delas, o papel de ca...

Steve rated it ★★★★★

June 06, 2017

Great science writing that reads like a mystery novel I loved this book. It has everything I like about great science writing, including clear explanations of the science, personal anecdotes and a sense of humor. Even more, the way the story is structured, it reads like a mystery novel and among t...

Peter rated it ★★★★☆

August 25, 2017

covers the five major extinction events in Earths past the ongoing Sixth extinction brought on by Homo Sapiens, and future extinction events. Covers The Ordovician, The Devonian The Permian, The Triassic, The Cretaceous, the current Pleistocene event. Talks about the worlds that were destroyed cl...

Holly rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2017

First, this is interesting and entertaining (albeit in a perverse way), with a friendly tone but unapologetic specificity, about the five catastrophic massive extinction events and how life on earth emerged again each time, in weird and bizarre forms and in processes that took millions of years....

Becky rated it ★★★★★

May 11, 2017

Thanks to 25 years of visits to Yellowstone, I have developed a fascination with geology. This is one of the best books I've read on the subject. It includes the most detailed descriptions of the eras of Earth I have read in a book, other than a textbook. Because Brannen includes his reactions to...

Sanjay rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 24, 2017

This book is written in a horrible style, and it is poorly organized. Good stuff can be found at the paragraph level, but the author is incapable of stringing two good paragraphs together, let alone a whole chapter! The worst aspect of the book is the way that Brannen weaves interviews with scien...

Maddie rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2017

I came to this book because I was concerned about Climate Change, and hoping for some context. And boy, does Peter Brannon give it. Each chapter, as he explains the lead up to and then possible causes of the mass extinction, he takes time to show how it is similar (or not) to what we are doing to...

Shannan rated it ★★★★★

June 20, 2017

I read this book so fast. I have a warm spot for this type of book and the extinctions while not new to me were really brought to life. The author has a gift the keep it both scientific and engaging.

Andrea rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2017

A curious comparison to The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in my opinion. While Elizabeth Kolbert won a Pulitzer writing about humanity inevitably causing the next great extinction, Peter Brannen puts forward a very convincing evidence that renders this theory rather narcissistic. There...

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