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review Gorgon The Monsters That Ruled the Planet Before Dinosaurs and How They Died in the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Gorgon | Monster Wiki | Fandom A Gorgon is a magical monster originating Houd've been called Gorgons cause that's what they are but I think that the writers didn't know a lot about Greek Mytologi at the time and ended up calling Gorgons Medusas cause of her name Medusa and her sisters Stheno and Euryale in Greek mythology were once beautiful women but was cursed and turned into Gorgons by Athena after Poseidon raped Gorgon The Hammer Classic Monsters Check out our feature on The Gorgon in Classic Monsters of the Movies issue Examining the abandoned ruins of a local castle Heitz is shown getting a glimpse of something Whatever it is it’s horrifying and with his last breath Heitz manages to dispatch a letter to his other son Paul urging that he come immediately and investigate what was the cause of their deaths Paul. MehI concur with other reviewers re the false advertising This is not a book about the Permian this is a book about the author's adventures while researching the Permian and re the less than adept handling of South African politics and raceAlso I could have done with less of all women being repeatedly described based entirely on their physical attractiveness except wives who exist only to weep and try to talk people out of doing scienceAlso he doesn't even do a great job with explaining the science; the accounts of what fieldwork and labwork entail are pretty good but the last few chapters which are theoretically actually about their conclusions re the Permian extinction itself are pretty incoherent

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Ory Facts | Britannica Gorgon monster figure in Greek mythology In early classical art the Gorgons were portrayed as winged female creatures; their hair consisted of snakes and they were round faced flat nosed with tongues lolling out and with large projecting teeth Learn about Gorgons in this article com Gorgon The Monsters That Ruled the Gorgon The Monsters That Ruled the Planet Before Dinosaurs and How They Died in the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History by Peter D Ward Author › Visit 's Peter D Ward Page Find all the books read about the author and See search results for this author Are you an author? Learn about Author Central Peter D Ward Author out of stars ratings ISBN Gorgon Monsters DD Beyond The monster race they call Medusas s. This book is an odd amalgamation of lots of feelings Firstly it's a somehow riveting story of rethinking and reexamining huge uestions of science through rock deposits It's the unexpectedly terrifying examination of mass extinction It's a travelogue for a world both beautiful and terrible There are things to like hereAnd yet this is also very much a book which would be made better by a better narrator To wit Peter Ward attempts to make commentary about the sociopolitical climate of South Africa and mostly comes off as a perhaps well meaning but deeply tone deaf old white dude His discussion of his colleagues doesn't hold up much better his respect for his female colleagues comes off at turns patronizing and at turns lecherous I mean I'm not judging if you and your colleague did it Pete You do you I'm just saying if you DIDN'T you're coming off damn creepy Of course in non fiction we don't always get the narrators we want As such to get Ward's story we have to deal with his voice And really it is a fascinating story if you're into the sometimes dry world of science It's about the inspiration to seek the truth the search for evidence that goes against what is expected Stay for the Permian fossils Just expect that the ride will be as frustrating as riding through the Karoo seems to be

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Gorgon The Monsters That Ruled the Planet Before Dinosaurs and How They Died in the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's HistoryGorgon | Monster Wiki | Fandom A Gorgon is a magical monster originating from Greek mythology and has existed in the earliest examples of Greek literature This malevolent creature appears to be a female humanoid but where human women have hair growing from their heads Gorgons instead have living writhing venomous snakes growing from their scalps Greek legend describes three such creatures the sisters known fr Gorgon The Monsters That Ruled the Planet Not Retrouvez Gorgon The Monsters That Ruled the Planet Before Dinosaurs and How They Died in the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History et des millions de Gorgon Wikipedia Gorgon | Evolve Wiki | Fandom Gorgons | Monster High Wiki | Fandom Gorgon | Riordan Wiki | Fandom Gorgon | Definition Myth St. You can't subtitle your book The Monsters That Ruled The Planet Before Dinosaurs and How They Died In The Greatest Catastrophe In Earth's History and then give readers a hundred pages of you wandering around looking at rocks Actually you can't subtitle your book that at all because that is unwieldy as hck And you certainly can't do it then ignore the monstersReally that subtitle is the book in a microcosm Most of it doesn't need to be there it promises than it delivers and it's awkwardly structured For a book about the Permian Triassic extinction relatively little space is devoted to one of the worst ecological disasters in Earth's history No what actually matters is that Peter D Ward went to South Africa wasn't racist there and looked at a bunch of rocks And he will tell you about it all in prose purpler than a gymnast's bruise Gorgon follows Ward's search for the cause of the Permian extinction buried in the rocks of the Karoo region of South Africa The thing is the cover copy leads you to believe it's about the gorgonopsids a family of bizarre animals which met their end during that extinction event That subtitle promises it The cover has one of their skeletons The book is even freaking named gorgon So I for one spent most of the book waiting for some glimpse into their biology environment possible behavior and was rewarded only by page after page about strata in the Karoo See Gorgon is really about the extinction but pretends otherwise for far too long Also known as the Great Dying the extinction itself is a fascinating topic About 250 million years ago life on Earth nearly came to an end The end of the Permian period saw the loss of 96% of marine life 70% of terrestrial vertebrates and is according to Wikipedia the only mass extinction of insects Nobody is uite sure why though Ward mentions a number of theories and comes to his own conclusions involving essentially the planet rusting to death When Gorgon focuses on this huge mystery it's gripping like a detective story where the victim is an entire world But Ward can't keep his mind on this when there are interesting things to talk about like Peter D WardHe really does not come off well let's say I find it's generally safe to say that the purpler the prose the larger the ego you really need massive self confidence if you're gonna plunge your readers into a maze of adjectives Which can be fine But Ward isn't as good a writer as he thinks he is; he can't just say the pizza had old vegetables; he has to say multiple times that the vegetables were as ancient as a different geological thing each time Like dude there's poetic writing full of memorable images and then there's trying too hardHe also spends far too long blathering about 1 South African politics 2 the environment of the Karoo 3 his marriage and 4 how hot one of his colleagues is It's clear Gorgon is partly just a chance for him to talk I think all this is intended to give human touches to a book that has the potential to be uite dry but it reads like 1 I'm not racist guys like at all; 2 I read a travel book once; 3 honey I have to be gone all the time for Science Reasons; and 4 I'm a huge creep Seriously He talks about how beautiful his colleague is than he does about his own wife in any capacity And when he's not bloviating about all that he goes on and on about rocks when doing so adds nothing and in fact actively detracts from whatever he's trying to accomplish I get that examining rocks is how we know anything about the ancient world but every chance he gets he swoons over the colors and at one point ejaculates a stream of synonyms when he could just say redThe Permian extinction parts are great But The prose the ego the rocks the leering It's just—it's a lot to go through merely to get to his groundbreaking theory which takes up just a few pages right before the end And he never even gets to the freaking gorgons