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The Miner's Canary: Unravelling the Mysteries of Extinction

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By: N Eldredge

Virgin Books

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #24144 | ISBN: 0863696759
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #16390 | ISBN: 1852274557
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About this book

Like the canaries used by miners to mirror their underground health hazards, so we can today on a global scale check the skies to see the drastic decline in songbirds. By using this as his metaphor, and by sifting evidence from past and present, the author puts forward a provocative new theory of extinction in an attempt to unravel the ultimate conundrum of Man's relationship with Nature: Are we part of it or are we somehow distinct?

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