Corridors to Extinction and the Australian Megafauna

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  • Author : Steve Webb
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 328 pages
  • ISBN : 0124078400
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Corridors to Extinction and the Australian Megafauna

Corridors to Extinction and the Australian Megafauna
  • Author : Steve Webb
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 27 February 2013
GET THIS BOOK Corridors to Extinction and the Australian Megafauna

Extinctions have always occurred and always will, so what is so surprising about the megafauna extinctions? They were caused by humans and were the first of many extinctions that eventually led to the extinction of the Moa, Steller's Sea Cow, the Dodo, Great Auk and countless other species great and small, all attributed to human agency. Therefore, the megafauna were humans’ first great impact on the planet. There is now an increasing realization that the 'blitzkrieg' view of these extinctions

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