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The Miner's Canary:
Unraveling the Mysteries of Extinction
Niles Eldredge

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Geologic Time Chart
Prologue
Ch. 1Extinctions Are for Real1
Ch. 2Santa Rosalia, or Why Are There So Many Kinds of Living Things?21
Ch. 3Biotic Armageddon: Deja Vu Over and Over Again49
Ch. 4Patterns and Clues in Paleozoic Mass Extinctions79
Ch. 5Extinction, and the Rise and Vicissitudes of Modern Life99
Ch. 6Without a Helping Hand: Causes of Mass Extinctions in the Geological Past131
Ch. 7The Ice Man Cometh: Climate Change, Human Action, and the Great Pleistocene Extinctions171
Ch. 8The Canary's Song: Land Use, Habitat Reduction, and Extinction209
Annotated Bibliography and Suggested Readings231
Index237

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