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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Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, due to the evolution and arrival of the wildly adaptive human species, among other factors. Many more of the world's biggest and baddest creatures - including the black rhino, the dodo, giant tortoises, and the great auk - have vanished since our world became truly global. Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who have been pushed to extinction in the modern era.
Jeff Campbell, author of Daisy to the Rescue (2014) and Last of the Giants (2015), is a writer and book editor who has enjoyed a diverse 25-year career in publishing. He was an award-winning travel writer for Lonely Planet for over a decade, coauthoring a dozen travel guides, including several editions of USA, Hawaii, Florida, and Sout...
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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

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"These timely, important, and fascinating stories will encourage readers to save all life, no matter its size."--Booklist (starred review)