All in all, for anyone with an interest in anything that lived before there were dinosaurs, this book is a good read.
His book title implies that the thrust of his interest will be with one that was the largest, the one that closed out the Permian, nearly 250 million years ago.
He also gave a very clear and unbiased account of other scientists' work and how their efforts fit into the whole picture.
it is truly 5 star.for someone with no background in paleontology. it is an excellent read not only about fossils but also includeds the relationship with geology and... Read morePublished 22 days ago by norton g waterman
Quite the story of geological and biological catastrophe. If you though the universe was a careless and dangerous place (and it is), then you need to read this to find further... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wade Tarzia
Readers should be prepared for a detailed account of the history of geology and paleontology! One can learn a lot along the way about the challenges of determining what happened a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert J. Schaefer
A great read. Well written and easy to understand. I knew the Permian Extinction existed and little else. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Louie Lobeski
Excellent. Easy to read and understand, but is thorough and not dumbed down. I enjoyed it very much.Published 5 months ago by daisycb
The author presents the Permian extinction theories in detail, and also places the extinction event in the overall schema of life, from the earliest times to the present. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard O. Johnson
This is a very thorough review of the history of palentology in general and the Permian/Triassic extinction in detail. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer