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Published: 26 May 2011

280 Pages | 47 line drawings, 7 halftones


ISBN: 9780195370126

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Once and Future Giants

What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals

Sharon Levy

  • Offers an accessible discussion of the latest evidence on the Pleistocene die-off of mammoths, mastodons, and other charismatic large mammals worldwide during the planet's most recent mass extinction event
  • Looks critically at the concept of Pleistocene re-wilding, using real-world examples of unplanned re-wilding (some disastrous and others surprisingly beneficial)
  • Introduces the idea that Ice Age megafauna extinctions hold important lessons for modern conservation

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