TITLE

Earth's near-death experience

AUTHOR(S)
Alper, Joseph
PUB. DATE
January 1994
SOURCE
Earth;Jan1994, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Speculates on the possible causes of the mother of all mass extinctions which took place on Earth 250 million years ago. Almost all species of life simply vanished. Life on Earth at the time of this catastrophe; Permian crisis struck down an estimated 96 percent of all marine species; Possible shower of meteor impacts or impact of one giant meteor; Theories concerning violent volcanic eruptions; Possibility life was already declining; General scenario for mass extinctions.
ACCESSION #
9310277508

 

Share

Read the Article

Other Topics