When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of all Time
Michael J. Benton 2003 London: Thames and Hudson

This book deals with the mass extinction at the end of the Permian. It includes a vivid description of the 19th and 20th century controversies about catastrophism and the K/T extinction. The author discusses possible extinction scenarios, particularly the impact and catastrophic-volcanism hypotheses, and climate and ecosystem reconstructions.

ISBN 0-500-05116-X
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Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Drawing Inferences, Geologic TimeKeywords: Permian, mass extinction, volcanism