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The call of distant mammoths : why the ice age mammals disappeared

Author: Peter D Ward
Publisher: New York : Copernicus, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the impact of humans on the extinction of animals, focusing particulary on mammoths in the Ice Age, but also including mass extinctions throughout history, such as marsupial lions and giant kangaroos in Australia, the giant moa in New Zealand, and various prehistoric animals in North America, all of which followed the spread of the first humans in those regions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Ward
ISBN: 0387949151 9780387949154 0387985727 9780387985725
OCLC Number: 35849162
Description: xviii, 241 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 The Time Machine.- 2 Heart of Darkness.- 3 When Worlds Collide.- 4 The Once and Future Kingdoms.- 5 Wheel of Fortune.- 6 The Hunger.- 7 The Kill Curve.- 8 The Lost World.- 9 Nevermore.- 10 The Smoking Gun.- After word: 3001.- References.
Responsibility: Peter D. Ward.

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12,000 years ago - at the height of the Ice Age - many mammals roamed the land. Why are these creatures no longer with us? This book explores the reasons for these extinctions, and provides a tour of  Read more...

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"Carefully argued...an intelligent and compelling book." The Olympian (Seattle, WA)

 
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