Cover of: No Turning Back | Richard Ellis

No Turning Back

The Life and Death of Animal Species

Published by HarperCollins .
Written in English.

About the Book

Nearly every species that has lived on earth is extinct. The last of thedinosaurs was wiped out after a Mount Everest-sized meteorite slammedinto the earth 65 million years ago. The great flying and marine reptiles areno more. Before humans crossed the Bering Land Bridge some 15,000 yearsago, North America was populated by mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothedtigers, and cave bears. They too are MIA. The passenger pigeon, once themost numerous bird in North America, is gone forever.In No Turning Back, renowned naturalist Richard Ellis explores the lifeand death of animal species, immortalizing creatures that were driven toextinction thousands of years ago and those more recently. He documentsthose that were brought back from the brink, and most surprisingly, he revealsanimals not known to exist until the twentieth century — an antidoteto extinction.

First Sentence

Everybody knows what extinction is.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
448
Dimensions
9.1 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
Weight
1.7 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9233307M
Internet Archive
noturningbacklif00elli
ISBN 10
0060558032
ISBN 13
9780060558031
Library Thing
202633
Goodreads
151279
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