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Holocene extinctions

Author: Sam Turvey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
Series: Oxford biology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume describes and analyses the range and duration of global extinction events that have occurred since the end of the last Ice Age glaciation, as well their relationship to both previous and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Turvey
ISBN: 9780199535095 0199535094
OCLC Number: 488939935
Description: xii, 352 s. : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. An Introduction to Late Glacial - Holocene Environments ; 2. In the Shadow of the Megafauna: Prehistoric Mammal and Bird Extinctions across the Holocene ; 3. Holocene Mammal Extinctions ; 4. Holocene Avian Extinctions ; 5. Past and Future Patterns of Freshwater Mussel Extinctions in North America during the Holocene ; 6. Holocene Extinctions in the Sea ; 7. Procellariform Extinctions in the Holocene: Threat Processes and Wider Ecosystem-Scale Implications ; 8. Coextinction: Anecdotes, Models and Speculation ; 9. Probabilistic Methods for Determining Extinction Chronologies ; 10. The Past is Another Country: Is Evidence for Prehistoric, Historical and Present-Day Extinction Really Comparable? ; 11. Holocene Deforestation: A History of Human-Environmental Interactions, Climate Change and Extinction ; 12. The Shape of Things to Come: Non-Native Mammalian Predators and the Fate of Island Bird Diversity ; 13. The Quaternary Fossil Record as a Source of Data for Evidence-Based Conservation: Is the Past the Key to the Future? ; 14. Holocene Extinctions and the Loss of Feature Diversity ; References
Series Title: Oxford biology
Responsibility: edited by Samuel T. Turvey

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This volume represents a valuable contribution to the literature on the late Quaternary and particularly on extinction dynamics. It should be of considerable use to conservation biologists and Read more...

 
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