Table of contents for When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time / Michael J. Benton.


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PROLOGUE
THE GEOLOGICAL TIME-SCALE
Chapter 1
ANTEDILUVIAN SAURIA
Chapter 2
MURCHISON NAMES THE PERMIAN
Chapter 3
THE DEATH OF CATASTROPHISM
Chapter 4
THE CONCEPT THAT DARED NOT SPEAK ITS NAME
Chapter 5
IMPACT!
Chapter 6
DIVERSITY, EXTINCTION AND MASS EXTINCTION
Chapter 7
HOMING IN ON THE EVENT
Chapter 8
LIFE'S BIGGEST CHALLENGE
Chapter 9
A TALE OF TWO CONTINENTS
Chapter 10
ON THE RIVER SAKMARA 
Chapter 11
WHAT CAUSED THE BIGGEST CATASTROPHE OF ALL TIME? 
Chapter 12
THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION? 
GLOSSARY 
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY 
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Extinction (Biology) History, Catastrophes (Geology)Geology, Stratigraphic Permian