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The Resource End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals, Ross D.E. MacPhee ; with illustrations by Peter Schouten

End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals, Ross D.E. MacPhee ; with illustrations by Peter Schouten

Label
End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals
Title
End of the megafauna
Title remainder
the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals
Statement of responsibility
Ross D.E. MacPhee ; with illustrations by Peter Schouten
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The fascinating lives and puzzling demise of some of the largest animals on earth. Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller--including gorilla-sized lemurs, 800-pound birds, crocodiles that weighed a ton or more--roamed the earth. These great beasts, or "megafauna," lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. With a handful of exceptions, all are now gone. What caused the disappearance of these prehistoric behemoths? Paleomammologist Ross D. E. MacPhee explores that question, examining the leading extinction theories, weighing the evidence, and presenting his own conclusions. He shows how theories of human overhunting and catastrophic climate change fail to explain critical features of these extinctions, and how new thinking is needed to elucidate these mysterious losses. He comments on how past extinctions can shed light on future losses, and on the possibility of bringing back extinct species through genetic engineering. Gorgeous four-color illustrations by Peter Schouten bring these megabeasts back to life in vivid detail."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacPhee, R. D. E
Dewey number
591.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schouten, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morphology (Animals)
  • Body size
  • Extinct animals
  • Extinction (Biology)
Target audience
adult
Label
End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals, Ross D.E. MacPhee ; with illustrations by Peter Schouten
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780393249293
Lccn
2018029730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (some colour)
System control number
  • 1920290
  • 886107
Label
End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals, Ross D.E. MacPhee ; with illustrations by Peter Schouten
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780393249293
Lccn
2018029730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (some colour)
System control number
  • 1920290
  • 886107

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