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No Turning Back: The Extinction Scenario

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Conservationist Richard Ellis’s fascinating examination of extinction, “one of the most powerful forces on earth, and one of the most enigmatic”  

In No Turning Back, naturalist Richard Ellis conducts a masterful and engrossing investigation of one of the world’s most harrowing inevitabilities: extinction. Taking a concentrated look at a variety of species—from those that w
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ebook, 438 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Open Road Media
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Chris
Disclaimer: Recieved a copy via netgalley.

I first learned about the Tasmanian Tiger (or Wolf) when I read The Guinness book of Animals. It sounds very cool. Wolf-like but with markings resembling a tiger, it is a marsupial. I got to the end of the entry and read those heart-breaking words –“believed extinct”. Oh, the hope in that word believed. You have no idea how long I lived in denial land after reading that. I still, in my weaker moments, liked to believe that a lost colony of them will be f
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Ghislain
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Une étude particulièrement bien documentée. Suite à l'analyse des cinq grandes extinctions que notre planète a connu, l'auteur met clairement en avant le rôle dévastateur de l'être humain. Une lecture que je recommande donc.
Lannoy 29
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Passionnant!

Une étude très documentée et passionnante sur les trop nombreux impacts négatifs de l'Homme sur notre planète. Par delà les extinctions, la place de l'Homme est ainsi remise dans une bien triste perspective.
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Richard Ellis is a celebrated authority on marine biology and America’s foremost marine life artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide. His nine books include The Search for the Giant Squid (a Publishers Weekly 1998 Best Book of the Year), Great White Shark, Encyclopedia of the Sea, Men and Whales, Monsters of the Sea, Deep Atlantic The Book of Whales, and Imagining Atlantis.
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