9780871137975-0871137976-A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals

A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals

ISBN-13: 9780871137975
ISBN-10: 0871137976
Edition: First Edition
Author: Flannery, Tim
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780871137975
ISBN-10: 0871137976
Edition: First Edition
Author: Flannery, Tim
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Flannery, Tim wrote A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals comprising 192 pages back in 2001. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0871137976 and 9780871137975. Since then A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 23.09 or rent at the marketplace.

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Since humans first wandered from their original habitat in Africa, over fifty millennia ago, they have radically altered the environment wherever they have gone, often at the cost of the animals who'd ruled the wild before mankind's arrival. Humanity's spread throughout the globe has begotten what paleontologist Richard Leakey has termed the "sixth age of extinction" -- the most deadly epoch the planet's fauna have seen since the demise of the dinosaurs. And in the last five hundred years, since the dawn of the age of exploration, this rate of extinction has accelerated ever more rapidly. In A Gap in Nature, scientist and historian Tim Flannery, in collaboration with internationally acclaimed wildlife artist Peter Schouten, catalogs 104 creatures that have vanished from the face of the earth since 1492. From the tiny Carolina parakeet to the majestic Steller's sea cow, which was over twenty-five feet long and weighed ten tons, all of these animals have become extinct as a direct result of the European expansion into every corner of the globe. Flannery evocatively tells the story of each animal: how it lived and how it succumbed to its terrible destiny. Accompanying each account is a beautiful color representation (life-size in the original painting) by Schouten, who has devoted years of his life to this extraordinary project. Animals from every continent are represented -- American passenger pigeons, Tasmanian wolves, and African blaauwboks -- in this homage to a lost Eden. This extraordinary book is at once a lament for the lost animals of the world and an ark to house them forever in human memory.

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