Record Details

End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals / Ross D.E. MacPhee ; with Illustrations by Peter Schouten.

MacPhee, R. D. E., (author.). Schouten, Peter, (illustrator.).

Additional Content For This Title

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Trails Regional. (Show)
  • 0 of 0 copies available at Trails Regional-Technical Services.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Bourbon 591.41 MAC (Text) 33431000539005 New Books Checked out 02/22/2019
Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba 591.41 MAC (Text) 33431000579092 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Polk County Library-Bolivar 591.41 MAC (Text) 34531000300964 Non-Fiction Available -
Trails Regional-Warrensburg 591.41 Mac (Text) 2204821667 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The fascinating lives and puzzling demise of some of the largest animals on earth. Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller--including gorilla-sized lemurs, 800-pound birds, crocodiles that weighed a ton or more--roamed the earth. These great beasts, or "megafauna," lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. With a handful of exceptions, all are now gone. What caused the disappearance of these prehistoric behemoths? Paleomammologist Ross D. E. MacPhee explores that question, examining the leading extinction theories, weighing the evidence, and presenting his own conclusions. He shows how theories of human overhunting and catastrophic climate change fail to explain critical features of these extinctions, and how new thinking is needed to elucidate these mysterious losses. He comments on how past extinctions can shed light on future losses, and on the possibility of bringing back extinct species through genetic engineering. Gorgeous four-color illustrations by Peter Schouten bring these megabeasts back to life in vivid detail."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Morphology (Animals)
Body size.
Extinct animals.
Extinction (Biology)
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

Additional Resources