|Title:||Perilous planet earth : catastrophes and catastrophism through the ages|
|Publisher:||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-521-81928-2|
|Size:||ix, 522 p. / ill. / 26 cm|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Asteroids--Collisions with Earth ; Catastrophes (Geology) ; Natural disaster|
The book looks at the way in which prevailing views about modes of global change have changed dramatically over the years. It discusses also how modern theories consider both catastrophic and gradual change to be important forces in shaping the world around us.
The second theme is the way in which catastrophic events are now seen to have influenced the course of evolution in the distant past, as well as the rise and fall of civilisations in more recent times.
Copies in the Library (1)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|011537||QB651.P34 2003||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|