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

Campbell, Jeff, author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Perry County Public Library - Cannelton J 333.95 CAM (Text) 70622000038776 CPL-Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Perry County Public Library - Tell City J 591.68 CAM (Text) 70621000437497 Juvenile - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library J 591.68 Campbell (Text) 31208912439587 children non-fiction Available -
Princeton Public Library - Princeton J 591.68 Cam (Text) 30890000644128 New Youth materials Available -
Rochester Library J 591.68 CAM (Text) 33187004055204 Juvenile Nonfiction - R Checked out 10/18/2016

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781942186045
  • ISBN: 1942186045
  • ISBN: 9781518219610
  • Physical Description: 271 pages: illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: San Fancisco, CA : Hallie Washaw, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271).
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Extinct animals > Juvenile literature.
Mass extinctions > Juvenile literature.
Nature > Effect of human beings on > Juvenile literature.
Wildlife conservation > Juvenile literature.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.

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