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Inhaltsangabe: This book investigates one of the richest and most unusual faunas in the world, one that thrived in isolation for 80 million years, but that over the past 2000 years has been reduced to a shadow of its former glory. It was a fauna dominated by birds. In one of the most dramatic extinctions of modern times, half of these species were removed from the planet forever. Among these lost animals was the giant, flightless bird, the moa, an evolutionary novelty that was one of the largest birds ever known. In this definitive volume, Trevor H. Worthy and Richard N. Holdaway summarise all that is presently known about these incredible birds. The authors present the various species of moa, describe their skeletons, and reconstruct their life and ecology. Then they discuss the only threat to the survival of an adult moa, the world's largest eagle. Paying particular attention to the more interesting and unique forms known only or largely from the fossil record, Worthy and Holdaway describe the primary herbivores, the top predator, and other species. These are placed in the total fauna, where ducks, gruids, and even bats all followed an evolutionary path to flightlessness. Wonderful as these species were, most were ill-prepared to face new, mammalian predators - first rats brought by human visitors, then other mammals, and finally humans themselves. Copiously illustrated and carefully documented from the most current scientific research, The Lost World of the Moa reconstructs a fascinating evolutionary experiment that survived all manner of climatic and geological change, only to succumb to contact with the outside world.
Über den Autor: Trevor H. Worthy is a Research Associate at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Birds Dept) and a research scientist privately contracted to the government. He has published extensively with emphases on taxonomy (variously addressing moa, other birds, frogs, lizards, and bats) and palaeofaunal reconstruction.
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press. Buchzustand: As New. First edition copy. . Very Good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers X14C-00076
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000675972
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press 2002-08, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. First Edition. 0253340349. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 527444
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Like New. Hardback--no flaws. Buchnummer des Verkäufers VE161005008G62
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2002. Buchzustand: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP93172301
Buchbeschreibung Indiana U. Press, Bloomington, IN, 2002. Buchzustand: Good only/VG (see notes). 1st. large 8vo. 718pp. NO INTERNATIONAL--TOO HEAVY. Covers bowed, spine a bit cocked, some. warping to text block. Minor dampline interior DJ at head. Quite scarce. Buchnummer des Verkäufers MAIN004374I
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0253340349 Very Good++ in a Very Good++ dust jacket; Hardcover; Jacket is glossy with no marks or tears, and has not been price-clipped (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Very light wear to the boards; Unblemished textblock edges; The endpapers and all text pages are clean and unmarked; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium-Large Format (Quatro, 9.75? ? 10.75? tall); Black dust jacket with forest and bird skeleton illustrations, and title in red lettering; 2002, Indiana University Press; 718 pages; "The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric Life of New Zealand," by T H Worthy & Richard N Holdaway. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU-U14XG06507286
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2002. Buchzustand: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780253340344-3
Buchbeschreibung Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.: Indiana Univ Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. hardback book and dust jacket in near fine to fine condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 33633
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110253340349