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Author Grzimek, Bernhard.
Uniform Title Tierleben. English
Title Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia : extinction / Norman MacLeod, editor in chief ; J. David Archibald and Phillip S. Levin, advisory editors.
Published Detroit : Gale/Cengage Learning, [2013]-
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 Electronic Reference  QL7 .G7813 2013eb Suppl.    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (2 volumes (xv, 964 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Content Type text
Format online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents v. 1. Kinds of extinctions ; Evolution and extinction ; The importance of extinction to society ; Georges Cuvier and the discovery of extinction ; Geologic time scale ; Stratigraphic completeness ; Extinction and the tree of life ; Taxonomic compendia ; IUCN red list ; Extinction rates (overview) ; Extinction rates and the fossil record ; Methods for estimating extinction risk ; The red queen ; Island biogeography ; Population dynamics ; Biodiversity refuges (refugia) ; Species monitoring ; Endangered species ; Island faunas ; Plant, fossil vertebrate, and marine invertebrate records ; Extinction patterns : terrestrial vs. marine ; Role of zoological gardens ; Role of botanical gardens and herbaria ; Role of natural history museums ; Trilobites ; Ammonites ; Non-mammalian synapsids ; Marine reptiles ; Non-avian dinosaurs ; Hominin species ; Fossil and modern plant extinctions ; Marine invertebrates (modern) ; Fishes (modern) ; Sharks, rays, and chimaeras ; Amphibians (modern) ; Reptiles (modern) ; Birds (modern) ; Mammals (modern) ; Large cats ; African megaherbivores ; Marine mammals ; Primates ; Trees ; Cambrian extinctions (biomeres) ; The end-Ordovician extinction ; The Late Devonian and end-Devonian extinctions ; The end-Permina extinction ; the end-Triassic extinction -- v. 2. The end-Jurassic extinction ; The end-Cretaceous extinction ; Paleocene-Eocene turnover ; The Eocene-Oligocene extinction ; Late Quaternary extinctions ; North America (10,000-11,500 years ago) ; Extinction of the Eurasian megafauna ; South American native mammals ; Australia (50,000 years ago) ; Madagascar (2,000 years ago) ; New Zealand (500 years ago) ; Mediterranean islands (9,000 years ago) ; Modern biodiversity crisis ; Historical extinctions (1600-1850) ; Historical extinctions (1850-present) ; Subrecent oceanic island extinctions ; Tropical rain forests ; Coral reef ecosystems ; Extraterrestrial impact as a cause of extinction ; Large igneous province (LIP) volcanism ; Sea-level change ; Anoxia ; Climate change ; Habitat loss ; Agriculture ; Development ; Invasive species ; Fishing ; Hunting/food preferences ; Ecological economics ; Ecosystem services ; The relative cost of saving species ; Should extinction be prevented? ; The politics of extinction ; The future of life on Earth.
Summary This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Zoology -- Encyclopedias.
Related Names MacLeod, Norman, 1953-
Archibald, J. David.
Levin, Phillip S.
Alternate Title Animal life encyclopedia
Collection Title Gale virtual reference library.
Related To Print version: Grzimek, Bernhard. Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia :. . 9781414490670 1414490674 9781414490687 1414490682 9781414490694 1414490690 (DLC) 2012049977
ISBN 1414490704 (electronic bk.)
9781414490700 (electronic bk.)
9781414490670 (set : alk. paper)
1414490674 (set : alk. paper)
9781414490687 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
1414490682 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
9781414490694 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
1414490690 (v. 2 : alk. paper)