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Mass Extinction Web Sites: Compilations of multiple research papers in single volumes

Koeberl, C., and MacLeod, K.G., eds., 2002, Catastrophic events and mass extinctions: impacts and beyond: Geological Society of America, Special Publication no. 356, 746 p. This volume contains 56 short research papers on mass extinctions. Twenty-six of the papers concern the Cretaceous-Tertiary (Paleogene) extinction, 6 the end-Permian extinction, 2 the end-Devonian extinction, 2 the end-Triassic extinction, and 1 on the end-Ordovician extinction.

Sharpton, V.L., and Ward, P.D., eds., 1990, Global catastrophes in earth history: an interdisciplinary conference on impacts, volcanism, and mass mortality: Geological Society of America, Special Publication no. 247, 631 p. This volume contains 58 short research papers on mass extinctions. Twenty-five of the papers concern the Cretaceous-Tertiary (Paleogene) extinction,13 on meteor and comet impacts as causes of extinctions, 10 on patterns of extinction through earth history, 5 on volcanism as causes of extinctions, 4 on other topics.

 

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