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Nearly every species that has lived on earth is extinct. The last of thedinosaurs was wiped out after a Mount Everest-sized meteorite slammedinto the earth 65 million years ago. The great flying and marine reptiles areno more. Before humans crossed the Bering Land Bridge some 15,000 yearsago, North America was populated by mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothedtigers, and cave bears. They too are MIA. The passenger pigeon, once themost numerous bird in North America, is gone forever.

In No Turning Back, renowned naturalist Richard Ellis explores the lifeand death of animal species, immortalizing creatures that were driven toextinction thousands of years ago and those more recently. He documentsthose that were brought back from the brink, and most surprisingly, he revealsanimals not known to exist until the twentieth century — an antidoteto extinction.

About the Author

Richard Ellis is recognized as one of America's foremost writers and painters on marine natural history. Among his many books are The Book of Sharks, The Book of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, The Search for the Giant Squid, Great White Shark, Imagining Atlantis, and The Empty Ocean. He lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780060558048
Author:
Ellis, Richard
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Author:
by Richard Ellis
Author:
McIntosh, Fiona
Subject:
General
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Extinct animals
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - Endangered Species
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Animal species
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050809
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.13x5.21x1.11 in. .86 lbs.

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