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Extinction By Steve Parker

Extinction
by Steve Parker

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Extinction: not the end of the world? is a highly readable introduction to the causes of extinction, the different types of extinction and how relevant it is to the world today. Ideal for those who are new to the subject, it is fully illustrated with colour diagrams and photographs.
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Extinction: Not the End of the World? by Steve Parker

More than 999 of every 1,000 species that have ever lived on the planet have become extinct. As part of evolution, extinction of the old allows emergence of the new. It is integral to the Earth's continually changing range and richness of life-forms. Extinction: not the end of the world? is a highly readable introduction to the causes of extinction, the different types of extinction and how relevant it is to the world today. The book discusses today's key issues, from biodiversity and conservation to the threat of human extinction, as well as exploring the major extinction events of the past and explaining how scientists know all this. Throughout the book there are engaging extinction case studies from around the world showing, for example, how local extinctions such as the large blue butterfly can be reversed. Presenting the latest research in an accessible and engaging way, this is a complete introduction to an important and often complex subject. The book is published to accompany the major new exhibition of the same name which opens at the Natural History Museum, London, in February 2013.

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Extinction Reviews


"This is a very useful resource for both teachers and students...as well as anyone wanting some excellent information on extinctions, and extinction as a process." --Green Teacher

About Steve Parker


Steve Parker is an author, editor and consultant specializing in the natural world, biology, technology and general sciences. He has written more than 250 books and has worked on the staff at London's Natural History Museum. Steve is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.

Table of Contents


The nature of extinction; Types of extinction; Causes of extinction; Extinction and biodiversity; The sixth mass extinction?; Are humans heading for extinction?; The importance of extinction today; Extinction and conservation.

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Extinction: Not the End of the World? by Steve Parker
Steve Parker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The Natural History Museum
2013-02-28
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0565093215
9780565093211
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