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The song of the dodo

island biogeography in an age of extinctions

by David Quammen

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Island ecology,
  • Endangered species,
  • Biogeography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [648]-671) and index.

    StatementDavid Quammen ; maps by Kris Ellingsen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH541.5.I8 Q35 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination702 p. :
    Number of Pages702
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL808237M
    ISBN 100684800837
    LC Control Number95044972


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By David Quammen. I can think of nothing sadder than extinction. I wonder if it hurts people to know that the Dodo Bird went extinct as recent asand they will never get to see one.

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