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The Last Extinction

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Edited By: L Kaufman and K Mallory
250 pages, 65 illus
Publisher: MIT Press
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  • The Last Extinction ISBN: 9780262610896 Edition: 2 Paperback Nov 1993 Out of Print #28754
  • The Last Extinction ISBN: 9780262111799 Edition: 2 Hardback Dec 1986 Out of Print #28758
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When first published in 1986, this book was an early and authoritative statement on biodiversity and species loss. Five out of the six original essays have been updated to incorporate new information and perspectives, and a new chapter by Norman Myers on whales has been added. Required reading.
Contents: Why the Ark is Sinking, Les Kaufman. Mass Extinctions: New Answers, New Questions, David Jablonski. The Amazon: Paradise Lost? Ghillean Prance. Vanishing Species in Our Own Backyard, James D Williams, Ronald M Nowak. Riders of the Last Ark, Thomas J Foose. Sharing the Earth with Whales, Norman Myers. Life in the Next Millennium - Who Will be Left in the Earth's Community? David Ehrenfeld.


Why the ark is sinking, Les Kaufman; mass extinctions - new answers, new questions, David Jablonski; the Amazon - paradise lost?, Ghillian T. Prance; vanishing species in our own backyard, James D. Williams and Ronald M. Nowak; riders of the last ark, Thomas J. Foose; sharing the Earth with whales, Norman Myers; life in the next milennium - who will be left in Earth's community?, David Ehrenfeld.

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Out of Print
Edited By: L Kaufman and K Mallory
250 pages, 65 illus
Publisher: MIT Press
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The essays are united by the authors' passionate commitment to preserving the natural diversity, both genetic and esthetic, of the earth's myriad plant and animal species. As this book demonstrates ... when we kill these other species, either directly or by destroying their habitats, we kill a bit of ourselves. --Dorion Sagan, The New York Times Book Review (review of the first edition)
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