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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.

MacPhee, R. D. E., (author.). Schouten, Peter, (illustrator.).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 591.41 MAC (Text) 37323005366607 NEW-BKS Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 591.41 MacPhee (Text) 31208912612274 new non-fiction Checked out 12/22/2018
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 591.41 MAC (Text) 30032010742382 NEW ADULT Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393249293
  • ISBN: 0393249298
  • Physical Description: xiii, 236 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-222) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Morphology (Animals)
Body size.
Extinct animals.
Extinction (Biology)
NATURE / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals.
SCIENCE / Paleontology.

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