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The New Catastrophism: The Importance of the Rare Event in Geological History Derek Victor Ager

The New Catastrophism: The Importance of the Rare Event in Geological History

Derek Victor Ager

Published June 25th 1993
ISBN : 9780521420198
Hardcover
251 pages
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Rare and violent events through geological time are the theme of this readable and thought-provoking view of the Earths history. The evidence for episodes and rare catastrophic happenings have been gleaned from the geological record in theMoreRare and violent events through geological time are the theme of this readable and thought-provoking view of the Earths history. The evidence for episodes and rare catastrophic happenings have been gleaned from the geological record in the authors travels all over the world. Such events are shown to dominate over the gradual and continuous processes that we see in the record of the history of the Earth. From hurricanes to episodic evolution, from colliding continents to asteroid impacts--the importance of these events are presented with many illustrations, both pictorial and anecdotal.