Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth’s Most Dominant Species

by Jeff Campbell, Adam Grano

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, due to the evolution and arrival of the wildly adaptive human species, among other factors. Many more of the world’s biggest and baddest creatures—including the black rhino, the dodo, giant tortoises, and the great auk—have vanished since our world became truly global. Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who have been pushed to extinction in the modern era.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9781942186045
  • ISBN-10: 1942186045
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 03/01/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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    "These timely, important, and fascinating stories will encourage readers to save all life, no matter its size."--Booklist (starred review)  

     

    “[Campbell’s] explorations of these annihilated species are complex and perceptive and go beyond the usual worn conclusion of human-wrought woe. . . Required reading for the budding naturalist and a good pairing for a STEM or history curriculum too.”--School LIbrary Journal (starred review)  

     

    “Expertly chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who have been pushed to extinction in the modern era. Very highly recommended for school and community library children's books collections”—Children’s Bookwatch 

      

    "The amount of research that went into this book is evident. Included are the stories of thirteen species; some are long extinct, and others (in a much smaller form) are still with us. The chapters on each animal are well written, full of facts, and engaging.” –VOYA 

     

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