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The Idea of Global Events

A Prologue
  • Otto H. Walliser

Abstract

A few spotlights are directed to the development of knowledge on global events. In addition, the activity and results of the IGCP Project 216, Global Biological Events in Earth History, are summarized.

Keywords

Black Shale Geological Correlation Global Event Mass Extinction Extinction Event 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto H. Walliser
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  1. 1.Institut und Museum für Geologie und PaläontologieGöttingenGermany

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