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The Miner's Canary

Unraveling the Mysteries of Extinction

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The Miner's Canary by Niles Eldredge
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Like the bird whose death signaled dangerous conditions in a mine, the demise of animals that once flourished should give humans pause. How is our fate linked to the earth's creatures, and the cycle of flourishing and extinction? Which are the simple workings of nature's order, and which are omens of ecological disaster? Does human activity accelerate extinction? What really causes it? In an illuminating and elegantly written account of the widespread reduction of the world's wildlife, renowned paleontologist Niles Eldredge poses these questions and examines humankind's role in the larger life cycles of the earth, composing a provocative general theory of extinction.

Author Biography

Niles Eldredge is the Curator of the Department of Invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History.
Release date NZ
June 13th, 1994
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 chart
Imprint
Princeton University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
127x203x15
ISBN-13
9780691036557
Product ID
2068559

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