This course introduces you to the five mass extinctions of the pre-human past, their causes and significance to the history of life on earth, and the current mass extinction happening during our time. We’ll also explore the history of paleontology and geological study and review the key players that influenced the science today.
Extinctions: Past, Present, & FutureEmory University
About this Course
Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EXTINCTIONS: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE
Excellent lecturer and selection of articles. Lecturer was very engaging and clearly is very passionate about the subject of this course.
Excellent overview of pre-human extinctions and their relationship to the current human-initiated 6th extinction.
Bravo! A fascinating course, thank you. Dr. Martin speaks clearly and informatively with humour and insight. So many interesting subjects covered under the umbrella of "extinctions".
Great course for the non-professional student- keeps the subject matter discussions light and contemporary. Especially loved the idea of ecological proxy, which I had never heard before!
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