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The Resource Last of the giants : the rise and fall of earth's most dominant species, by Jeff Campbell ; illustrations by Adam Grano

Last of the giants : the rise and fall of earth's most dominant species, by Jeff Campbell ; illustrations by Adam Grano

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Last of the giants : the rise and fall of earth's most dominant species
Title
Last of the giants
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the rise and fall of earth's most dominant species
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by Jeff Campbell ; illustrations by Adam Grano
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Last of the giants
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the rise and fall of earths most dominant species
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Language
eng
Summary
"Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, and there is only one likely reason for that: the evolution and arrival of the earth's only tool-wielding hunter, the wildly adaptive, comparatively pint-sized human species. Many more of the world's biggest and baddest creatures--including the black rhino, the dodo, giant tortoises, and the great auk--have vanished since our world became truly global. Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who were pushed to extinction in the modern era. At the same time, the book also highlights those giant species that remain--even though many barely survive, living in such low numbers that they are on the brink of leaving this world within the next few decades. The continuing loss of these spectacular animals is troubling and tragic, for it leaves us inhabiting a smaller, much more impoverished world. However, the book also includes a hopeful not throughout, for many endangered species can still be saved. As it profiles each extinct and endangered animal, Last of the Giants also focuses on the conservation efforts that are trying to preserve the world's remaining charismatic species before they are lost forever."--Publisher's website
Summary
A chronicle of the planet's extinct megafauna profiles such creatures as passenger pigeons, moas, thylacines, and baiji to identify modern-world threats to extant species and how they can be saved
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10473414
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YDXCP
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Campbell, Jeff
Dewey number
333.95/416
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL82
LC item number
.C36 2016
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1180
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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bibliography
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Grano, Adam
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True
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  • Endangered species
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
Target audience
juvenile
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the rise and fall of earth's most dominant species
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Last of the giants : the rise and fall of earth's most dominant species, by Jeff Campbell ; illustrations by Adam Grano
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
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volume
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nc
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Contents
Introduction: meet the giant -- Moa -- Aurochs -- Elephant Bird -- Steller's Sea Cow -- Indian Ocean Giant Tortoises -- Passenger Pigeon -- California Grizzly -- Thylacine -- Lions -- Red Wolf -- Tigers -- Baiji -- Rhinoceroses -- Written in the Earth: the sixth extinction & the anthropocene -- Call to action -- Sources
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ocn898424286
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781942186045
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)898424286
Label
Last of the giants : the rise and fall of earth's most dominant species, by Jeff Campbell ; illustrations by Adam Grano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: meet the giant -- Moa -- Aurochs -- Elephant Bird -- Steller's Sea Cow -- Indian Ocean Giant Tortoises -- Passenger Pigeon -- California Grizzly -- Thylacine -- Lions -- Red Wolf -- Tigers -- Baiji -- Rhinoceroses -- Written in the Earth: the sixth extinction & the anthropocene -- Call to action -- Sources
Control code
ocn898424286
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781942186045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898424286

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