Lost Land of the Dodo: The Ecological History of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues download free [PDF and Ebook] by Anthony Cheke

Lost Land of the Dodo: The Ecological History of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues download free [PDF and Ebook] by Anthony Cheke year 2008
  • Book name: Lost Land of the Dodo: The Ecological History of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues
  • Author: Anthony Cheke
  • Release date: 2008/8/6
  • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780300141863
  • Rating: 8.93 of 10
  • Votes: 592
  • Review by: Lawrence Kahn
  • Review rating: 8.17 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/30
  • Total pages: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 49 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Uninhabited by humans, the Mascarene Islands of the Indian Ocean were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles: giant tortoises, parrots, skinks, geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails and herons, and, most famously, dodos. But the discovery of the three isolated islands in the 1500s, and their colonization in the 1600s, led to dramatic ecological changes. The dodo became extinct on its home island of Mauritius within several decades, and over the next 150 years most native vertebrates suffered the same fate. This fascinating book provides the first full ecological history of the Mascarene Islands as well as the specific story of each extinct vertebrate, accompanied by Julian Hume's superb color illustrations.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 25H11M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: African History, Applied Ecology, Ecological Science, The Biosphere, Zoology & Animal Sciences, Conservation Of The Environment, Wildlife: General Interest
  • Available formats: DOC, ODT, DjVu, WORD, PDF, CSV, EPUB, TXT. Compressed in EML, CBC, RAR, DEB, ZIP
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 44.32 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x254x35.56mm
  • Weight: 1,588g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Haven, CT, United States
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