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Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South America

Auteur : Richard A Fariña; Sergio F Vizcaíno; Gerardo De Iuliis
Éditeur: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.
Collection: Life of the past.
Édition/format:   Livre électronique : Document : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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More than 10,000 years ago spectacularly large mammals roamed the pampas and jungles of South America. This book tells the story of these great beasts during and just after the Pleistocene, the geological epoch marked by the great ice ages. Megafauna describes the history and way of life of these animals, their comings and goings, and what befell them at the beginning of the modern era and the arrival of humans. It  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Electronic books
Format – détails additionnels: Print version:
Megafauna.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012017801
(OCoLC)779244424
Type d’ouvrage: Document, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Ressource Internet, Fichier d'ordinateur
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Richard A Fariña; Sergio F Vizcaíno; Gerardo De Iuliis
ISBN: 0253007194 9780253007193
Numéro OCLC: 844728531
Description: 1 online resource (457 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contenu: 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.
Titre de collection: Life of the past.
Responsabilité: Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerardo De Iuliis.

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