SOLVING THE MASS EXTINCTIONS


TABLE OF CONTENTS



INTRODUCTORY SECTION

A. Title Page — Solving the Mass Extinctions

B. Table of Contents

C. The Author's Quest

D. Preface

E. Introduction

F. Overview — A Brief Summary of the Book

G. Acknowledgements



SECTION I — The "Safe, Conservative" Version of Ben's Antipodal Impact Theory

1. Chapter 1.1 — Looking at the Major Extinction Events

2. Chapter 1.2 — The Standard Theory

3. Chapter 1.3 — Ben's Antipodal Theory — A Theory of Antipodal Impact Effects

4. Chapter 1.4 — Large Impacts & Contemporaneous Antipodal Mantle Plumes: A Statistical Justification for Cause & Effect

5. Chapter 1.5 — Further Theoretical Explanation

6. Chapter 1.6 — What Really Happened to India 65 MYA?

7. Chapter 1.7 — Finding India's Trailing Hotspot

8. Chapter 1.8 — Conclusions for the "Safe, Conservative" Version



SECTION II — The Full Version of Ben's Antipodal Impact Theory

1. Chapter 2.1 — More Differences With the Standard Theory

2. Chapter 2.2 — The Rise of India Causes the Last Major Extinction

3. Chapter 2.3 — Piecing Together the "Smoking Gun"

4. Chapter 2.4 — The South American Surprise 132 MYA

5. Chapter 2.5 — The North American Surprise 202 MYA

6. Chapter 2.6 — The Manicouagan Impact & Western Antarctica 214 MYA

7. Chapter 2.7 — Siberia & the Permian Extinction 250 MYA

8. Chapter 2.8 — Other Continental Questions

9. Chapter 2.9 — The Creation of the Moon



SECTION III — Summaries & Conclusions

1. Chapter 3.1 — Impact & Extinctions — A Summary

2. Chapter 3.2 — Flood Basalt Eruptions & Mass Extinctions

3. Chapter 3.3 — Removing the Need for Geological Epicycles

4. Chapter 3.4 — A "Cepheid Variable" approach to Paleogeological Modeling

5. Chapter 3.5 — The Next Impact — A New World View

6. Chapter 3.6 — Conclusion

7. Chapter 3.7 — Footnotes & Bibliography



SECTION IV - New Information Added Through 2015 - 2016

1. Chapter 4.1 - Animal Evidence of Separation of Eastern North America from Western North America

2. Chapter 4.2 - Evidence of Northwest Movement of Land in Western North America

3. Chapter 4.3 - More Linkage Between Cosmic Impacts and Fatal Volcanism

4. Chapter 4.4 - Western Antarctica

5. Chapter 4.5 - Hotspots, Plumes and Volcanism

6. Chapter 4.6 - Reduced Friction in the Crust and Mantle Rocks

7. Chapter 4.7 - Telescoping Subduction

8. Chapter 4.8 - Cause & Effect Involving Cosmic Impacts and Antipodal Volcanism
 
 

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