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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

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End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals
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End of the megafauna
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the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals
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Ross D.E. MacPhee ; with Illustrations by Peter Schouten
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End of the megafauna
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the fate of the worlds hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals
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eng
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"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."--
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10741655
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MacPhee, R. D. E
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591.4/1
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index present
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QL799
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.M3227 2019
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non fiction
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Schouten, Peter
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  • Morphology (Animals)
  • Body size
  • Extinct animals
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Body size
  • Extinct animals
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Morphology (Animals)
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the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals
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End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals, Ross D.E. MacPhee ; with Illustrations by Peter Schouten
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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on1043348097
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26 cm
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First edition.
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xiii, 236 pages
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9780393249293
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2018029730
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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color illustrations
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(OCoLC)1043348097
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043348097
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780393249293
Lccn
2018029730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043348097

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