The Resource Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South America, Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerardo De Iuliis

Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South America, Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerardo De Iuliis

Label
Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South America
Title
Megafauna
Title remainder
giant beasts of Pleistocene South America
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerardo De Iuliis
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than 10,000 years ago spectacularly large mammals roamed the pampas and jungles of South America. This book tells the story of these great beasts during and just after the Pleistocene, the geological epoch marked by the great ice ages. Megafauna describes the history and way of life of these animals, their comings and goings, and what befell them at the beginning of the modern era and the arrival of humans. It places these giants within the context of the other mammals then alive, describing their paleobiology-how they walked; how much they weighed; their diets, behavior, biomechanics
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE881
LC item number
.M475 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fariña, Richard A
  • Vizcaíno, Sergio F
  • De Iuliis, Gerardo
  • JSTOR
Series statement
Life of the past
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mammals, Fossil
  • Paleobiology
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Geology
  • Mammals, Fossil
  • Paleobiology
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Mammals, Fossil
  • Paleobiology
  • Pleistocene Geologic Epoch
  • South America
Label
Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South America, Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerardo De Iuliis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paleontology and science : what is science? -- Distinguished paleomammalogists -- Geological and ecological history of South America during the Cenozoic era -- North American late Cenozoic faunas -- The Great American Biotic Interchange and Pleistocene habitats in South America -- Bestiary -- Physics of the giants -- General paleoecology -- Extinction
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (457 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253007193
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 477933
  • 22573/ctt16gkt0j
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844728531
  • (OCoLC)ocn844728531
Label
Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South America, Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerardo De Iuliis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paleontology and science : what is science? -- Distinguished paleomammalogists -- Geological and ecological history of South America during the Cenozoic era -- North American late Cenozoic faunas -- The Great American Biotic Interchange and Pleistocene habitats in South America -- Bestiary -- Physics of the giants -- General paleoecology -- Extinction
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (457 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253007193
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 477933
  • 22573/ctt16gkt0j
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844728531
  • (OCoLC)ocn844728531

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