The Resource After the dinosaurs : the age of mammals, Donald R. Prothero, (ebook)

After the dinosaurs : the age of mammals, Donald R. Prothero, (ebook)

Label
After the dinosaurs : the age of mammals
Title
After the dinosaurs
Title remainder
the age of mammals
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Prothero
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps nudged over the evolutionary cliff by a giant boloid striking the earth, the incredible and fascinating group of animals called dinosaurs became extinct some 65 million years ago (except for their feathered descendants). In their place evolved an enormous variety of land creatures, especially the mammals, which in their way were every bit as remarkable as their Mesozoic cousins. The Age of Mammals, the Cenozoic Era, has never had its Jurassic Park, but it was an amazing time in earth's history, populated by a wonderful assortment of bizarre animals. The rapid evolution of thousands of species of mammals brought forth gigantic hornless rhinos, sabertooth cats, mastodons and mammoths, and many other creatures-including our own ancestors. Their story is part of a larger story of a world emerging from the greenhouse conditions of the Mesozoic, warming up dramatically about 55 million years ago, and then cooling rapidly so that 33 million years ago the glacial ice returned. The earth's vegetation went through equally dramatic changes, from tropical jungles in Montana and forests at the poles, to grasslands and savannas across the entire world. Life in the sea also underwent striking evolution reflecting global climate change, including the emergence of such creatures as giant sharks, seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales. After the Dinosaurs is a book for everyone who has an abiding fascination with the remarkable life of the past
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Prothero, Donald R
Dewey number
599.138
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Life of the past
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  • Mammals, Fossil
  • Paleontology
Target audience
adult
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After the dinosaurs : the age of mammals, Donald R. Prothero, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253000552
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12261380
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12261380
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MWT12261380
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
After the dinosaurs : the age of mammals, Donald R. Prothero, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253000552
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12261380
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12261380
System control number
MWT12261380
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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