Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 August 2019

144 Pages | A number of black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198807285

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Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Paul B. Wignall

Very Short Introductions

  • A single overview of extinction, both past and present, and the individual causes and 'kill mechanisms' which have the potential to cause the destruction of a species
  • Offers an up-to-date synthesis of our current understanding of the Earth's 5 big mass extinctions, affecting both land and sea
  • Discusses how concerns about extinction sit within current debates surrounding climate change
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series--millions of copies sold worldwide