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Out of Thin Air Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient Atmosphere

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ISBN-10: 0309100615

ISBN-13: 9780309100618

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter Ward, Joseph Henry Press Book Staff

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 9/26/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

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Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Respiration and the Body Plans of Animal Life
Oxygen Through Time
Evolving Respiratory Systems as a Cause of the Cambrian Explosion
The Ordovician: Cambrian Explosion Part II
The Silurian-Devonian: How an Oxygen Spike Allowed the First Conquest of Land
The Carboniferous-Early Permian: High Oxygen, Fires, and Giants
The Permian Extinction and the Evolution of Endothermy
The Triassic Explosion
The Jurassic: Dinosaur Hegemony in a Low-Oxygen World
The Cretaceous Extinction and the Rise of Large Mammals
Should We Fear the Oxygen Future?
References
Appendix
Index