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A New History of Life
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Peter Ward is a professor of biology and of Earth and space sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, and has authored seventeen books, among them the prizewinning Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe, with Donald Brownlee. He also teaches as the University of Adelaide in Australia, and has received the Jim Shea Award for popular science writing. He lives in Washington. Joe Kirschvink is the Nico and Marilyn Van Wingen professor of geobiology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. His pioneering work includes formulating and naming the "Snowball Earth" hypothesis. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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"Ward describes the disastrous changes that can be expected as sea levels continue their accelerating rise due to global warming . . . a blunt, vivid warning." --Kirkus Reviews on The Flooded Earth"A beautifully written, thoroughly research and relentlessly terrifying work, and a must-read for anybody with an interest in the environment or the future of our planet." --Salon.com on The Flooded Earth"Ward describes the disastrous changes that can be expected as sea levels continue their accelerating rise due to global warming... a blunt, vivid warning." --Kirkus Reviews on THE FLOODED EARTH"A beautifully written, thoroughly research and relentlessly terrifying work, and a must-read for anybody with an interest in the environment or the future of our planet." --Salon.com on THE FLOODED EARTH

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