Twilight of the Mammoths (Paperback)
Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America (Organisms and Environments #8)
University of California Press, 9780520252431, 270pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2007
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As he discusses the discoveries that brought him to this hypothesis, Martin relates many colorful stories and gives a rich overview of the field of paleontology as well as his own fascinating career. He explores the ramifications of the overkill hypothesis for similar extinctions worldwide and examines other explanations for the extinctions, including climate change. Martin's visionary thinking about our missing megafauna offers inspiration and a challenge for today's conservation efforts as he speculates on what we might do to remedy this situation—both in our thinking about what is "natural" and in the natural world itself.