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Title Extinctions in near time : causes, contexts, and consequences / edited by Ross D.E. MacPhee
Published New York ; London : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [1999]


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 MELB  599.938 Mac/Ein  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 394 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Series Advances in vertebrate paleobiology
Advances in vertebrate paleobiology.
Contents Ch. 1. Cretaceous Meteor Showers, the Human Ecological "Niche," and the Sixth Extinction / Niles Eldredge -- Ch. 2. Prehistoric Extinctions on Islands and Continents / Paul S. Martin and David W. Steadman -- Ch. 3. The Interaction of Humans, Megaherbivores, and Habitats in the Late Pleistocene Extinction Event / Norman Owen-Smith -- Ch. 4. The Power of Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherers: Forward and Backward Searching for Evidence about Mammoth Extinction / Gary Haynes and B. Sunday Eiselt -- Ch. 5. A Comparison of Methods for the Probabilistic Determination of Vertebrate Extinction Chronologies / Donald A. McFarlane -- Ch. 6. Putting North America's End-Pleistocene Megafaunal Extinction in Context: Large-Scale Analyses of Spatial Patterns, Extinction Rates, and Size Distributions / John Alroy -- Ch. 7. Rates, Patterns, and Processes of Landscape Transformation and Extinction in Madagascar / David A. Burney
Ch. 8. Extinctions and Local Disappearances of Vertebrates in the Western Mediterranean Islands / Josep Antoni Alcover, Bartomeu Segui and Pere Bover -- Ch. 9. Introduced Predators and Avifaunal Extinction in New Zealand / Richard N. Holdaway -- Ch. 10. Late Quaternary Extinctions in Australasia: An Overview / T. F. Flannery and R. G. Roberts -- Ch. 11. Late Pleistocene Megafaunal Extinctions: A European Perspective / Anthony John Stuart -- Ch. 12. The Quiet Crisis: A Preliminary Listing of the Freshwater Fishes of the World that Are Extinct or "Missing in Action" / Ian J. Harrison and Melanie L. J. Stiassny -- Ch. 13. Requiem AEternam: The Last Five Hundred Years of Mammalian Species Extinctions / R. D. E. MacPhee and Clare Flemming
Notes Based on an international conference on extinction, held in April 1997, at the American Museum of Natural History. - Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Extinction (Biology)
Extinction (Biology) -- Congresses.
Fossil hominids -- Congresses.
Fossil hominids.
Human evolution -- Congresses.
Human evolution.
Paleobiology -- Congresses.
Vertebrates -- Evolution -- Congresses.
Vertebrates, Fossil -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author MacPhee, R. D. E.
American Museum of Natural History.
International Conference on Extinction (1997 : New York, N.Y.)
Symposium on Humans and Other Catastrophes : a New Look at Extinction and the Extinction Process (1997 : New York, N.Y.)
LC no. 99030048
ISBN 0306460920
Other Titles Humans and other catastrophes
New look at extinction and the extinction process