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Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South America

Author: Richard A Fariña; Sergio F Vizcaíno; Gerardo De Iuliis
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2013.
Series: Life of the past.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considers really big animals and how they lived

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Fariña; Sergio F Vizcaíno; Gerardo De Iuliis
ISBN: 9780253002303 0253002303 0253007194 9780253007193
OCLC Number: 779244424
Description: xii, 435 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Paleontology and science : what is science? --
Distinguished paleomammalogists --
Geological and ecological history of South America during the Cenozoic era --
North American late Cenozoic faunas --
The Great American Biotic Interchange and Pleistocene habitats in South America --
Bestiary --
Physics of the giants --
General paleoecology --
Extinction.
Series Title: Life of the past.
Responsibility: Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerry De Iuliis ; James O. Farlow, editor.

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"These bizarre beasts are wonderful exemplars of parallel evolution, controversial in their implications for competition/extinction... and just plain intriguing!" Donald Prothero, author of After the Read more...

 
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