Last of the Giants: The Rise And Fall Of Earth?s Most Dominant Species by Jeff CampbellLast of the Giants: The Rise And Fall Of Earth?s Most Dominant Species by Jeff Campbell

Last of the Giants: The Rise And Fall Of Earth?s Most Dominant Species

byJeff Campbell

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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More than 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. But evolution and the arrival of the wildly adaptive human species have led to extinction for many of these giants. Globalization, beginning with Columbus, has already destroyed the black rhino, the giant tortoise, and the great auk; but for other species, there is still time. Last of the Giants chronicles these giant animals, and provides an astonishing portrait of an ancient world that is vanishing before our very eyes.&nbsp
Jeff Campbell is an editor of nonfiction books on animals and the author of Daisy to the Rescue . Currently, Jeff teaches creative writing in Morristown, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and children.
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Title:Last of the Giants: The Rise And Fall Of Earth?s Most Dominant SpeciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Zest BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942186045

ISBN - 13:9781942186045

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from fascinating read With the complete loss of those ancient mega fauna and the now increasingly rapid disappearance of more modern large animals we are quickly coming to the realization that soon we may have no mega fauna left at all.
Date published: 2017-06-01

Editorial Reviews

These timely, important, and fascinating stories will encourage readers to save all life, no matter its size." - Booklist (starred review) "[Campbell's] explorations of these annihilated species are complex and perceptive and go beyond the usual worn conclusion of human-wrought woe. . . Required reading for the budding naturalist and a good pairing for a STEM or history curriculum too." - School LIbrary Journal (starred review) "Expertly chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who have been pushed to extinction in the modern era. Very highly recommended for school and community library children's books collections"- Children's Bookwatch "The amount of research that went into this book is evident. Included are the stories of thirteen species; some are long extinct, and others (in a much smaller form) are still with us. The chapters on each animal are well written, full of facts, and engaging." - VOYA "