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Extinction: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Paul B Wignall

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Extinction: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

Paul B Wignall

Series: Very Short Introductions

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Most people are familiar with the dodo and the dinosaur, but extinction has occurred throughout the history of life, with the result that nearly all the species that have ever existed are now extinct. Today, species are disappearing at an ever increasing rate, whilst past losses have occurred during several great crises. Issues such as habitat destruction, conservation, climate change, and, during major crises, volacanism and meteorite impact, can all contribute towards the demise of a group. In this Very Short Introduction, Paul B. Wignall looks at the causes and nature of extinctions, past and present, and the factors that can make a species vulnerable. Summarising what we know about all of the major and minor exctinction events, he examines some of the greatest debates in modern science, such as the relative role of climate and humans in the death of the Pleistocene megafauna, including mammoths and giant ground sloths, and the roles that global warming, ocean acidification, and deforestation are playing in present-day extinctions ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Very Short Introductions
Release date: June 2019
Authors: Paul B Wignall
Dimensions: 174 x 111 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-880728-5
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Palaeontology
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Evolution
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Palaeontology > General
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > Endangered species & extinction of species
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LSN: 0-19-880728-7
Barcode: 9780198807285

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