No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species

No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species

by Richard Ellis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0060558040

ISBN-13: 2900060558047

Pub. Date: 08/09/2005

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Ellis, a popular American writer and painter on marine natural history, provides a necessarily selective account of how species have gone and are going extinct during the long life of his home planet, both one-by-one and in the great orgies called mass extinctions. He also looks at species today that are either on or have been pulled back from the brink. Annotation…  See more details below

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Ellis, a popular American writer and painter on marine natural history, provides a necessarily selective account of how species have gone and are going extinct during the long life of his home planet, both one-by-one and in the great orgies called mass extinctions. He also looks at species today that are either on or have been pulled back from the brink. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900060558047
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/09/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
I.Introduction
Extinction (Sort of) Explained3
Mass Extinctions33
II.Where Did Everybody Go?
OK, What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?51
The Dinosaurs Are Not Extinct After All77
Your Extinct Ancestors91
The Pleistocene Extinctions95
III.Finale
Extinctions (and Nonextinctions) in Near Time (The Last 1,000 Years)131
Death (and Extinction) by Disease185
Threatened Species, or Under the Gun193
The Anti-Extinctions249
Rescuing Animals from Oblivion269
Mammals Back from the Brink293
The Oceans327
Everybody Off the Train353
References361
Index403

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