In this beautifully illustrated, full-color book, young readers will come to understand why the mystery of extinction is as great a mystery as life itself. They will also read about the types of extinction that exist--those caused by nature and those caused by humans. They will learn about the crucial role of DNA in determining in the survival of the species.
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Grade 2-3?This basic book covers causes of extinction, especially the theories on why/how the dinosaurs disappeared during the Ice Ages. The last few chapters deal with how humans have caused the eradication of some animals and ways to prevent the loss of other species. Further readings and a list of museums that have excellent fossil collections are appended. A thorough index is provided for quick reference. Illustrations done in mostly brown, blue, and green hues are eye catching and informative. Smaller print captions give species names and extinction dates or other pertinent details. A serviceable addition.?Sandra Welzenbach, Memorial High School, San Antonio, TX
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Book Description Julian Messner, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671867695