Snowball Earth: The Story of the Great Global Catastrophe that Spawned Life as We Know It
Gabrielle Walker 2003 New York: Crown Publishers

This book describes evidence for the Snowball Earth hypothesis, the idea that at the Earth was completely or almost completely covered in ice during the late Proterozoic. Furthermore, the author argues, this bizarre set of conditions forced the appearance and explosive diversification of the animal kingdom.

ISBN 0-609-60973-4
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Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, BookKeywords: Proterozoic, Snowball Earth, climate, Earth system science, Earth history, evolution, Cambrian Explosion