Peter Ward

Born 1949

Peter Douglas Ward is a paleontologist and professor of Biology and of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, and has written popular science works for a general audience. He is also an adviser to the Microbes Mind Forum.

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1949 Birth Born in 1949.


1984 35 Years Old He was elected as a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences in 1984.


1992 43 Years Old Peter Ward specializes in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, the Permian–Triassic extinction event, and mass extinctions generally. He has published books on biodiversity and the fossil record. His 1992 book On Methuselah's Trail received a "Golden Trilobite Award" from the Paleontological Society as the best popular science book of the year. … Read More
1994 45 Years Old His book The End Of Evolution published in 1994. … Read More


2000 51 Years Old Ward is co-author, along with astronomer Donald Brownlee, of the best-selling Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe, published in 2000. … Read More
2001 52 Years Old In 2001, Ward's book Future Evolution was published, featuring illustrations by artist Alexis Rockman. … Read More
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