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No Turning Back The Life and Death of Animal Species

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ISBN-10: 0060558040

ISBN-13: 9780060558048

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Ellis

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Nearly every species that has lived on earth is extinct. The last of the dinosaurs was wiped out after a Mount Everest-sized meteorite slammed into the earth 65 million years ago. The great flying and marine reptiles are no more. Before humans crossed the Bering Land Bridge some 15,000 years ago, North America was populated by mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, and cave bears. They too are MIA. The passenger pigeon, once the most numerous bird in North America, is gone forever. In No Turning Back, renowned naturalist Richard Ellis explores the life and death of animal species, immortalizing creatures that were driven to extinction thousands of years ago and those more recently. He documents those that were brought back from the brink, and most surprisingly, he reveals animals not known to exist until the twentieth century -- an antidote to extinction.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Richard Ellis is one of America's most celebrated marine artists & writers. The author of ten books, including "The Search for the Giant Squid" & "Men & Whales". Ellis makes his home in New York City.

Preface
Introduction
Extinction (Sort of) Explained
Mass Extinctions
Where Did Everybody Go?
OK, What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?
The Dinosaurs Are Not Extinct After All
Your Extinct Ancestors
The Pleistocene Extinctions
Finale
Extinctions (and Nonextinctions) in Near Time (The Last 1,000 Years)
Death (and Extinction) by Disease
Threatened Species, or Under the Gun
The Anti-Extinctions
Rescuing Animals from Oblivion
Mammals Back from the Brink
The Oceans
Everybody Off the Train
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