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The Resource The evolution underground : burrows, bunkers, and the marvelous subterranean world beneath our feet, Anthony J. Martin

The evolution underground : burrows, bunkers, and the marvelous subterranean world beneath our feet, Anthony J. Martin

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The evolution underground : burrows, bunkers, and the marvelous subterranean world beneath our feet
Title
The evolution underground
Title remainder
burrows, bunkers, and the marvelous subterranean world beneath our feet
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Anthony J. Martin
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Language
eng
Summary
"Humans have <U+001c>gone underground for survival for thousands of years, from underground cities in Turkey to Cold War<U+0013>era bunkers. But our burrowing roots go back to the very beginnings of animal life on earth. Without burrowing, the planet would be very different today. Many animal lineages alive now<U+0015>including our own<U+0015>only survived a cataclysmic meteorite strike 65 million years ago because they went underground. On a grander scale, the chemistry of the planet itself had already been transformed many millions of years earlier by the first animal burrows, which altered whole ecosystems. Every day we walk on an earth filled with an under-ground wilderness teeming with life. Most of this life stays hidden, yet these animals and their subterranean homes are ubiquitous, ranging from the deep sea to mountains, from the equator to the poles. Burrows are a refuge from predators, a safe home for raising young, or a tool to ambush prey. Burrows also protect animals against all types of natural disasters: fires, droughts, storms, meteorites, global warmings<U+0015>and coolings. In a book filled with spectacularly diverse fauna, acclaimed paleontologist and ichnologist Anthony Martin reveals this fascinating, hidden world that will continue to influence and transform life on this planet." -Amazon.com
Cataloging source
IHE
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1960-
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Martin, Anthony J.
Dewey number
560.43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN755
LC item number
.M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ichnology
  • Footprints, Fossil
  • Trace fossils
  • Underground areas
  • Civilization, Subterranean
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The evolution underground : burrows, bunkers, and the marvelous subterranean world beneath our feet, Anthony J. Martin
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-391) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wondrous world of burrows -- Beyond "cavemen": a brief history of humans underground -- Kaleidoscopes of dug-out diversity -- Hadean dinosaurs and birds underfoot -- Bomb shelters of the phanerozoic -- Terraforming a planet, one hole at a time -- Playing hide and seek for keeps -- Rulers of the underworld -- Viva la evoluci<U+00d4>on: change comes from within -- Appendix: Genera and species mentioned in The Evolution Underground
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
405 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn971130395
  • (OCoLC)971130395
  • 1975027
Label
The evolution underground : burrows, bunkers, and the marvelous subterranean world beneath our feet, Anthony J. Martin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wondrous world of burrows -- Beyond "cavemen": a brief history of humans underground -- Kaleidoscopes of dug-out diversity -- Hadean dinosaurs and birds underfoot -- Bomb shelters of the phanerozoic -- Terraforming a planet, one hole at a time -- Playing hide and seek for keeps -- Rulers of the underworld -- Viva la evoluci<U+00d4>on: change comes from within -- Appendix: Genera and species mentioned in The Evolution Underground
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
405 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn971130395
  • (OCoLC)971130395
  • 1975027

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