Peter Ward

americká, 1949



Peter Douglas Ward se narodil v roce 1949. Jeho rodiče, Joseph and Ruth Ward,se přestěhovali do Seattlu po válce.Absolvoval Franklin High School.
Wardova akademická kariera započala na Ohio State University, dále na NASA Astrobiology Institute, na University of California, McMaster University (kde získal titul PhD v roce 1976), a na California Institute of Technology. V roce 1984 byl zvolen členem California Academy of Sciences.
Peter Ward se specializuje na období velkého vymírání. Publikuje knihy o biodiversitě a fosilních pozůstatcích. Ward také vyučuje jako mladší profesor zoologie a astronomie.
Ward spolupracuje s astronomem Donaldem Brownleem , jako např. na bestseleru Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe,publikovaného v roce 2000.
In Search of Nautilus: Three Centuries of Scientific Adventures in the Deep Pacific to Capture a Prehistoric, Living Fossil (1988) ISBN 978-0671619510 OCLC 17840660
On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions (1992) ISBN 978-0716724889
The Call of Distant Mammoths: Why the Ice Age Mammals Disappeared (1997) ISBN 978-0387985725
Time Machines: Scientific Exploration of Deep Time (1998) ISBN 978-0387984162
Rivers in Time: the Search for Clues to Earth's Mass Extinctions (2000) ISBN 978-0231118620
Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe with Donald Brownlee (2000) ISBN 9780387952895
Future Evolution: An Illuminated History of Life to Come (2001) ISBN 978-0716734963
The Life and Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of Our World with Donald Brownlee (2003) ISBN 978-0805075120
Gorgon: Obsession, Paleontology, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History (2004) ISBN 978-0670030941
Life as We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis of) Alien Life (2005) ISBN 0-670-03458-4
Out of Thin Air: Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient Atmosphere (2006) ISBN 0-309-10061-5
Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future (2007) ISBN 978-0061137914
The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive? (2009) ISBN 0691130752
The Flooded Earth: Our Future In a World Without Ice Caps (2010) ISBN 978-0465009497

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