Last of the giants : the rise and fall of Earth's most dominant species
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Contributors:
Grano, Adam, illustrator.
Published:
San Francisco : Zest Books, [2016].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 8.9 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
1180L
Rating:
15 & up.
Status:
Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction
333.95 CAM
Description

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, and there is only one likely reason for that: the evolution and arrival of the earth's only tool-wielding hunter, the wildly adaptive, comparatively pint-sized human species. Many more of the world's biggest and baddest creatures--including the black rhino, the dodo, giant tortoises, and the great auk--have vanished since our world became truly global. Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators pushed to extinction in the modern era. The book also highlights those giant species that remain--even though many barely survive, living in such low numbers that they are on the brink of leaving this world within the next few decades. However, there is hope, for many endangered species can still be saved. As it profiles each extinct and endangered animal, Last of the Giants focuses on the conservation efforts that are trying to preserve the world's remaining charismatic species before they are lost forever.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781942186045 (paperback) :
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 8.9, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
1180

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Includes bibliographical references.
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Junior Library Guild
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Last of the giants tells the stories of thirteen giant species who once dominated our world but who have suffered loss and extinction in modern times. What happened when humans first met these beasts, and what role have we played in their demise? Most of all, how can we change the fate of giant species today?
Target Audience
15 & up.
Target Audience
10 & up.
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A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Campbell, J., & Grano, A. (2016). Last of the giants: the rise and fall of Earth's most dominant species. San Francisco: Zest Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Campbell, Jeff and Adam, Grano. 2016. Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species. San Francisco: Zest Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Campbell, Jeff and Adam, Grano, Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species. San Francisco: Zest Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Campbell, Jeff,, and Adam Grano. Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species. San Francisco: Zest Books, 2016. Print.

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