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Out with a Bang

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0028
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines how the impact skeptics reacted to Luis Alvarez's theory that the mass extinctions of the dinosaurs and seventy percent of all species on the planet at the Cretaceous-Tertiary ... More


The Stability of Ecological Communities as an Agent of Evolutionary Selection: Evidence from the Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction

Peter D. Roopnarine and Kenneth D. Angielczyk

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A series of six terrestrial communities spanning the Middle Permian to the M. Triassic from the Karoo Basin of South Africa display greater stability, both in terms of transient dynamics and ... More


Football Town under Friday Night Lights: High School Football and American Dreams

Michael Oriard

in Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter traces the history of two competing views about the role of high school football in American communities: the “Football Town” and the “Friday Night Lights syndrome.” “Friday Night ... More


Getting Dirty: What Charcoal Can tell us

Andrew C. Scott

in Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198734840
eISBN:
9780191916847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198734840.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

Most of us are familiar with charcoal from sketching with it at school, or using charcoal bricks for a barbecue. You will have noticed that it got your hands dirty, that it is brittle, and that it ... More


Cave Archaeology and Palaeontology in the Creswell Region

Andrew T. Chamberlain

in Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199299171
eISBN:
9780191917714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199299171.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The aim of this chapter is to situate the unique discoveries of cave art at the Creswell Crags caves in the context of what is known of the cave archaeology and palaeontology of the caves of the ... More


The Killer Strikes

Gerrit L. Verschuur

in Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195101058
eISBN:
9780197561232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195101058.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, French paleontologist Baron Georges Cuvier recognized that many fossils represented the remains of species that no longer roamed the earth but were only ... More


Skeletons and Ocean Chemistry: The Long View

Andrew H. Knoll and Woodward W. Fischer

in Ocean Acidification

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199591091
eISBN:
9780191918001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199591091.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

In present-day seas, animals, algae, and protozoa are threatened by ocean acidification, amplified in many regions by seawater warming and hypoxia (Doney et al . 2009 ). Many species may be ... More


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