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The Lost and Left Behind: Stories from the Age of Extinctions

By: Terry Glavin

335 pages, no illustrations

Saqi Books

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #175107 | ISBN-13: 9780863566066
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

About this book

The world is losing more than animal and plant species. We are also losing the vast human legacy of languages, and with it ways of living, seeing and knowing. Terry Glavin sets off in pursuit of endangered species, and finds hope in the most unlikely places: a macaw roost in Costa Rica; a relic community of Norse whalers; a vault beneath the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew. As he explores the history of extinctions, Glavin uncovers the hidden story of a long human struggle to conserve the living things of the world.

'Do yourself and this struggling world a favour: let this book kindle your intellect. Let it break your heart. Let it stir your soul.' Mark Abbey

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Terry Glavin is a journalist whose books include This Ragged Place and A Voice Great Within Us.

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