Extinct Animals: An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History

An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History

Author: Ross Piper

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313349886

Category: Nature

Page: 204

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Everyone is familiar with the dodo and the wooly mammoth, but how many people have heard of the scimitar cat and the Falkland Island fox? Extinct Animals portrays over 60 remarkable animals that have been lost forever during the relatively recent geological past. Each entry provides a concise discussion of the history of the animal—how and where it lived, and how it became extinct—as well as the scientific discovery and analysis of the creature. In addition, this work examines what led to extinction—from the role of cyclical swings in the Earth's climate to the spread of humans and their activities. Many scientists believe that we are in the middle of a mass extinction right now, caused by the human undermining of the earth's complex systems that support life. Understanding what caused the extinction of animals in the past may help us understand and prevent the extinction of species in the future. Extinct Animals examines the biology and history of some of the most interesting creatures that have ever lived, including: The American Terror Bird, which probably became extinct over 1 million years ago, who were massive predators, some of which were almost 10 feet tall; the Rocky Mountain Locust, last seen in 1902, formed the most immense animal aggregations ever known, with swarms estimated to include over 10 trillion insects; the Giant Ground Sloth, which was as large as an elephant; and the Neandertals, the first Europeans, which co-existed with prehistoric Homo sapiens. Extinct Animals includes illustrations—many created for the work—that help the reader visualize the extinct creature, and each entry concludes with a list of resources for those who wish to do further research.

Extinct Animals

Author: John Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448050720

Category: Extinct animals

Page: 48

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Discusses some extinct animals, some endangered animals and man's current efforts to save endangered species.

Extinct Animals

Author: Sir Edwin Ray Lankester

Publisher: N.A


Category: Extinct animals

Page: 331

View: 5642

The Re-Origin of Species

a second chance for extinct animals

Author: Torill Kornfeldt

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925693007

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8840

What does a mammoth smell like? Do dinosaurs bob their heads as they walk, like today’s birds? Do aurochs low like cows? You may soon find out. From the Siberian permafrost to balmy California, scientists across the globe are working to resurrect all kinds of extinct animals, from ones that just left us to those that have been gone for many thousands of years. Their tools in this hunt are both fossils and cutting-edge genetic technologies. Some of these scientists are driven by sheer curiosity; others view the lost species as a powerful weapon in the fight to preserve rapidly changing ecosystems. It seems certain that these animals will walk the earth again, but what world will that give us? And is any of this a good idea? Science journalist Torill Kornfeldt travelled the world to meet the men and women working to bring these animals back from the dead. Along the way, she has seen the mammoth that has been frozen for 20,000 years, and visited the places where these furry giants will live again.

A Gap in Nature

Discovering the World's Extinct Animals

Author: Tim Fridtjof Flannery,Peter Schouten

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871137975

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 4545

Introduces the many animal species that became extinct over the past five centuries as the result of European expansion into various parts of the world, including the great auk, Carolina parakeet, thylacine, and passenger pigeon.

The Encyclopedia of Endangered and Extinct Animals

Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: Copper Beach Books

ISBN: 9780761322818

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 5645

Surveys the fascinating lives and deaths of dozens of animal species in all major biomes--forests, mountains, grasslands, oceans and islands, and wetlands--and considers what humans can do to save species endangered today from extinction.

Dinosaurs to Dodos

An Encyclopedia of Extinct Animals

Author: Don Lessem

Publisher: Scholastic Reference

ISBN: 9780590316842

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2413

Presents the names, physical characteristics, and places of origin of a variety of extinct animals, arranged chronologically into eras, periods, and epochs, and discusses times of mass extinction.

Extinct Animals of the Southern Continents

Author: Barbara Behm,Jean-Christophe Balouet

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 9780836815276

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8836

Describes and illustrates in detail the animal species from earth's southern continents that have become extinct.

Gone Forever

An Alphabet of Extinct Animals

Author: Sandra Markle,William Markle

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781416961383

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8743

From the aurochs--the wild cattle of cave paintings--to Burchell's zebra, an alphabet of twenty-six animals that have disappeared from the earth includes a stunning, full-color portrait of each animal.

Extinct Animals

Author: Speedy Publishing

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1635014700

Category: Science

Page: 50

View: 3906

A book about extinct animals can possibly help spark a child's imagination by presenting the child with descriptions of animals that encourage visualization. The extinct animals that are described are no longer around for a child to look at in person at a zoo, and, in some cases, there are no pictures of the extinct animals that are being referred to. When reading descriptions of extinct animals, a child may try to visualize what a certain animal may have looked like and how it moved.

Prehistoric Punch-Outs: Dinosaurs & Extinct Animals

Build your own 3-D paper models!

Author: Wayne Kalama

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 163322046X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 477

Dinosaurs & Extinct Animals pairs the fun activity of coloring and building 3-D models with fun facts and trivia about twelve prehistoric animals.

Extinct Animals of The World Kids Encyclopedia

Wildlife Books for Kids

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682808971

Category: Travel

Page: 32

View: 5747

What are extinct animals? Don't just define the word, show pictures of what they are. This makes learning a lot more fun and effective. By knowing exactly what these animals are, you are also increasing your child's awareness on their existence and maybe planting ideas on how to care for them too. Secure a copy of this book today!

Extinct Animals Dot-To-Dot

Author: Susan Baumgart

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806909622

Category: Games

Page: 80

View: 9957

Preserved in this fun activity book are the Atlas Bear, the Bali Tiger, the Eastern Bison, the Round Island Boa, the Dodo, the Toolache Wallaby, the Oahu Omao, and 23 other extinct animals. For each, kids will find where it lived, interesting facts, how to pronounce its name, when the last one died, a description of its coloring, and, most importantly, why it became extinct.

Extinct Animals

Author: Edwin Ray Lankester

Publisher: Kingman Press

ISBN: 9781446081990

Category: Nature

Page: 354

View: 6451

This book contains pretty fascinating stories, and especially comparisons between extinct and present animals, with 218 illustrations. This book was one of Conan Doyle's primary sources for The Lost World. It was the only reference cited in the novel itself: in order to confirm Maple White's illustration of a stegosaurus to an incredulous Malone, Challenger hands a copy of the book by his "gifted friend, Ray Lankester!" Over the course of The Lost World's serialization, Lankester and Conan Doyle carried on a correspondence. The former would even suggest prehistoric animals to populate the lost plateau.

Extinct Animals

Author: Camilla De la Bédoyère

Publisher: Iexplore

ISBN: 9781783122547

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8621

An augmented reality book which provides information about extinct animals and allows them to "come to life" on a mobile device screen.

Extinct Animals

Author: E. Ray Lankester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781375959179

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 7188


Author: Margo Lanagan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644506213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7450

Rollrock Island ist eine raue Insel irgendwo im Norden, betäubt von dem Geschrei der Möwen, dem Brüllen der Robben und dem Rauschen der Wellen, bevölkert von armen Fischern und ihren verhärmten Frauen. Es ist ein harsches Leben für die Familien, die der Insel ihr karges Auskommen abtrotzen. Doch Rollrock Island ist auch ein Ort voller Magie. Unten auf dem windigen Strand, wo die Robbenherden lagern, wirft das ausgestoßene Mädchen Miskaella ihre Zauber aus und lockt wunderschöne Frauen aus den Robbenkörpern. Die schönsten Frauen, die die armen Fischer je gesehen haben. Und mit ihnen nimmt Miskaellas Rache für all die Verletzungen, die sie von den Inselbewohnern erdulden musste, ihren Lauf.