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Extinctions in near time : causes, contexts, and consequences

Author: R D E MacPhee
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Advances in vertebrate paleobiology.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the important and growing issue of the recent extinction of species. The authors focus on losses thought to have been caused by humans in some way over the past 40000 years, as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R D E MacPhee
ISBN: 0306460920 9780306460920
OCLC Number: 41368299
Description: xvi, 394 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Cretaceous meteor showers, the human ecological "niche", and the sixth extinction / Niles Eldredge --
Prehistoric extinctions on islands and continents / Paul S. Martin and David W. Steadman --
The interaction of humans, megaherbivores, and habitats in the Late Pleistocene extinction event / Norman Owen-Smith --
The power of Pleistocene hunter-gatherers: forward and backward searching for evidence about mammoth extinction / Gary Haynes and B. Sunday Eiselt --
A comparison of methods for the probabilistic determination of vertebrate extinction chronologies / Donald A. McFarlane --
Putting North America's End-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction in context: large-scale analyses of spatial patterns, extinction rates, and size distributions / John Alroy --
Rates, patterns, and processes of landscape transformation and extinction in Madagascar / David A. Burney --
Extinctions and local disappearances of vertebrates in the western Mediterranean islands / Josep Antoni Alcovertomeu Seguí, and Pere Bover --
Introduced predators and avifaunal extinction in New Zealand / Richard N. Holdaway --
Late Quaternary extinctions in Australasia: an overview / T.F. Flannery and R.G. Roberts --
Late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions: a European perspective / Anthony John Stuart --
The quiet crisis: a preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the world that are extinct or "missing in action" / Ian J. Harrison and Melanie L.J. Stiassny --
Requiem Æternam: the last five hundred years of mammalian species extinctions / R.D.E. MacPhee and Clare Flemming.
Series Title: Advances in vertebrate paleobiology.
Responsibility: edited by Ross D.E. MacPhee.
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