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The Resource Australia's mammal extinctions : a 50,000 year history, Chris Johnson

Australia's mammal extinctions : a 50,000 year history, Chris Johnson

Label
Australia's mammal extinctions : a 50,000 year history
Title
Australia's mammal extinctions
Title remainder
a 50,000 year history
Statement of responsibility
Chris Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation pending
Cataloging source
ANL
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1958-
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Johnson, Chris
Dewey number
569.0994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL707
LC item number
.J64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extinct mammals
  • Extinction (Biology)
Label
Australia's mammal extinctions : a 50,000 year history, Chris Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A brief history of Australia's mammals : Oolacunta; the extinction problem; origins and evolution -- Part 1: Mammals and people in ice-age Australia: The Pleistocene megafauna: Australia's Pleistocene bestiary; some problems and controversies; size and destiny -- What caused the megafauna extinctions?: early ideas 1860-1968; the modern debate; Overview; Complex hypotheses; Explaining extinction -- The two dating problems: human arrival and megafauna extinction: fixing dates on the past; the beginning of Australian prehistory; the end of the megafauna -- The changing environment of the Pleistocene: Ice age climates; Vegetation and climate change; People, fire and vegetation; The last glacial cycle in perspective -- Testing hypotheses on megafauna extinction: timing of extinctions; The living and the dead; The power of late Pleistocene hunters; The ecological aftermath: photographs of ghosts; Plant responses to megafauna extinction -- Part II : The late prehistoric period: Environmental change and Aboriginal history: the glacial maximum and the great flood; Population growth; A Holocene revolution: intensification; "Fire is for kangaroos" -- Dingoes, peoples and other mammals: history of the dingo; Dingoes and people; Mainland extinction of the thylacine and devil; A role for people?; Other mammal declines; The transition to Terra Australis -- Part III: Europeans and their new mammals: Mammal extinction in European Australia: the extinction pattern; The extinct species; Mammal decline and ecosystem decay -- What caused the recent extinctions?: Some good ideas that don't work; The power of introduced predators -- Interactions: rabbits, sheep and dingoes: the grey blanket; The sheep plague; Introduced herbivores versus introduced predators; Hyperpredation; Why Australia needs more dingoes; A complete model and its implications -- Conclusions: Extraordinary predators?; A fragile fauna?; Accidents of history
Control code
000040203719
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 278 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521686600
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)63187432
Label
Australia's mammal extinctions : a 50,000 year history, Chris Johnson
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A brief history of Australia's mammals : Oolacunta; the extinction problem; origins and evolution -- Part 1: Mammals and people in ice-age Australia: The Pleistocene megafauna: Australia's Pleistocene bestiary; some problems and controversies; size and destiny -- What caused the megafauna extinctions?: early ideas 1860-1968; the modern debate; Overview; Complex hypotheses; Explaining extinction -- The two dating problems: human arrival and megafauna extinction: fixing dates on the past; the beginning of Australian prehistory; the end of the megafauna -- The changing environment of the Pleistocene: Ice age climates; Vegetation and climate change; People, fire and vegetation; The last glacial cycle in perspective -- Testing hypotheses on megafauna extinction: timing of extinctions; The living and the dead; The power of late Pleistocene hunters; The ecological aftermath: photographs of ghosts; Plant responses to megafauna extinction -- Part II : The late prehistoric period: Environmental change and Aboriginal history: the glacial maximum and the great flood; Population growth; A Holocene revolution: intensification; "Fire is for kangaroos" -- Dingoes, peoples and other mammals: history of the dingo; Dingoes and people; Mainland extinction of the thylacine and devil; A role for people?; Other mammal declines; The transition to Terra Australis -- Part III: Europeans and their new mammals: Mammal extinction in European Australia: the extinction pattern; The extinct species; Mammal decline and ecosystem decay -- What caused the recent extinctions?: Some good ideas that don't work; The power of introduced predators -- Interactions: rabbits, sheep and dingoes: the grey blanket; The sheep plague; Introduced herbivores versus introduced predators; Hyperpredation; Why Australia needs more dingoes; A complete model and its implications -- Conclusions: Extraordinary predators?; A fragile fauna?; Accidents of history
Control code
000040203719
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 278 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521686600
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)63187432

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