Paints a vivid picture of science as a quintessentially human endeavoran ongoing search for better understanding. -- Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History
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... is exquisitely covered in this wonderful book. Beginning with a description of paleontological trends and personalities, and ending with a very complete description of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rick Theis
I fault this book because its title is a little misleading. It spent most of its pages talking about general extinctions etc but didn't really dig deep into the actual Permian... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael L. Patrick
This British-flavored revelation about the latest discoveries regarding the Permian-Triassic extinction is fairly technical, but enlightening for the non-specialist reader. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Roger Ruggeri
This book presents current thinking on the causes of two of the five great extinction events. It is well documented and thorough enough to delight the most exacting enthusiast . Read morePublished 7 months ago by marcia rice
Buy the book it’s very good.
‘When Life Nearly Died’ is a very interesting read about the largest known mass extinction at the end of the Permian. Read more
"Flat Earther's" and those with a minimal science background might struggle comprehending the material in this book. I enjoyed it immensely.Published 8 months ago by Rick
When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time by Michael J. Benton
I am an admitted fan of “gosh-wow!” science (and history, for that matter. Read more