Peter Ward
American paleontologist
Peter Ward
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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First 'Dream House' Clip: Rachel Weisz Finds Daniel Craig in Creepy Room - AceShowbiz
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Weisz's Libby Atenton sees Craig's Will secretly painting the wall of an old chamber which has a mysterious graffiti that reads, 'Peter Ward slaughter house'. Universal Pictures has dropped a first clip for Daniel Craig's thriller "Dream House"
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Councillor Joan Coupland axed for not attending meetings - Islington Tribune newspaper website
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The latest blow comes after Cllr Coupland's daughter Shelley – also a former Labour councillor – was forced to stand down before a by-election in St Peter's ward last month following allegations of benefit fraud. Labour candidate Alice Perry won her
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Boathouse Restaurant Capitulates to Union - New York Times (blog)
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Peter Ward, president of the New York Hotel Trades Council, said on Tuesday that his union would not end the walkout until the two sides hammered out a full union contract. Mr. Ward said he was delighted that Mr. Poll had agreed to recognize the union
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Fans' Zone: Sisu need to tell Coventry City fans what their strategy is - Coventry Telegraph
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By Peter Ward, supporters' consultative group I'm not talking about Sisu Capital Partners, the owners of our beloved football club, but the literal translation of the Finnish word sisu – which means grit, determination and perseverance
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Analyst sees inflation risk for gold mining stocks - BusinessWeek
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THE OPINION: While sharp hikes in interest rates are unlikely in the near term, higher rates remain a long-term risk for gold mining companies and the price of gold, especially if inflation rises, Jefferies analyst Peter Ward said
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Labor Board to Reproach the Boathouse Restaurant
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The strike at the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park has lasted more than two weeks, with 60 waiters, cooks and dishwashers picketing, chanting and drumming outside day after day. But now the strikers are getting some long-awaited outside support. The National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that oversees union matters, plans to issue a
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Ward Named National Team Development Program Director of Player Personnel - American Junior Hockey .com
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Peter Ward has been named director of player personnel at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., and will be responsible for the identification, evaluation and recruitment of NTDP prospects it was announced today
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St Peter's ward by-election result - Labour's Alice Perry cruises to win, as ... - Islington Tribune newspaper website
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The fight for St Peter's ward – where London Mayor Boris Johnson lives – was seen as an early bell weather on the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government, as well as the first response to the riots and looting which shocked Londoners earlier this week
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Planet of the Hominids - New York Times (blog)
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I have to note a broader point relating the clash of hominids at the heart of this movie to the Medea hypothesis of the paleontologist Peter Ward, which Ward explored in the context of human population growth in an interesting interview with Scott
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A Love Story - Patch.com
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LML Director Peter Ward rounds up the best reads. This week he explores the world of romance novels. Then welcome once again to Lindenhurst Patch's Library Lounge. Twice a month the Lindenhurst Memorial Library (LML) will search its extensive
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Surprise walkout at Central Park Boathouse - Crain's New York Business
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In the latest twist in a seemingly never-ending battle between hotel union leader Peter Ward and restaurateur Dean Poll, several dozen workers at the Central Park Boathouse walked off their jobs Tuesday afternoon to protest alleged labor violations by ... - -
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    FIFTIES
  • 2001
    Age 52
    In 2001, Ward's book Future Evolution was published, featuring illustrations by artist Alexis Rockman.
    More Details Hide Details Ward and Brownlee are also co-authors of the book The Life and Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of the World, which discusses the Earth's future and eventual demise as it is ultimately destroyed by a warming and expanding Sun. The Medea hypothesis is a term coined by Ward for the anti-Gaian hypothesis that multicellular life, understood as a superorganism, is suicidal. Peter Ward was featured in the PBS's Evolution series to discuss the evidence for evolution in the geologic record and has appeared on NOVA scienceNOW. He was also one of the scientists on Animal Planet's Animal Armageddon.
  • 2000
    Age 51
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In that work, the authors suggest that the universe is fundamentally hostile to advanced life, and that, while simple life might be abundant, the likelihood of widespread lifeforms as advanced as those on Earth is marginal.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 45
    His book The End Of Evolution published in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details In it, he discussed in three parts, each about an extinction event on earth.
  • 1992
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Ward also serves as an adjunct professor of zoology and astronomy.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 35
    He was elected as a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences in 1984.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 0
    Born in 1949.
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