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It is well written in a language most will understand: explaining the fate of many animals, now extinct, what we as humans did to cause that and what we must learn in order to be able to live alongside or reintroduce some species. A fascinating look at the lives of some of the extinct megafauna of Ice-Age Britain and Europe - woolly mammmoth, cave hyena, aurochs and more - plus the possibilities of re-introduction, re-wilding, and even resurrection! Please try again.

Will we ever be able to bring these animals back? The fast pace, stories and witty anecdotes that are woven into this story make the content both easy to absorb and highly engaging. But climate change and the spread of human populations changed the landscape and wiped out wildlife, resulting in the loss of most of our megafauna. It focuses on several species that used to live in the UK such as the cave hyena.

September 10th 2019 Very accessible, well written and fun portrait painted of all the species. It's a highly entertaining read, full of interesting stories, bringing to life the megafauna and the people who study them, there's stuff in there that you'll read out loud to people nearby, it's funny and it is really easy to read (staying up late to finish chapters kind of easy). talkinghumanities, “A cracking read and rather heartbreaking to think about all those megafauna we pushed over the edge. }); The story of the magnificent lynx--what its extinction in Britain signifies, and how we might turn the ecological tide. There is enough information on the ecology of each species to understand how they lived and when/why they died out, both here and globally. ga('ec:setAction', 'add');

“As elegies go, The Missing Lynx is an awful lot of fun.” –  Tom Chivers, The missing Lynx by Ross Barnett is a superb book about the recent (in earth terms) and indeed current megafauna extinction, and basically how humans are to blame.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Highly recommended!” –  Professor Paul Barett,

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Something went wrong. The Missing Lynx: The Past and Future of Britain's Lost Mammals. Please try your request again later. Geographical. Barnett's love of and deep knowledge of these species is really apparent, and he is one of those rare writers who effortlessly brings you along with him in a romp through the Pleistocene and all its amazing creatures. This has been on my list for a while but I bumped it up after it got a mention in a video on Shelk! I learned a great deal from this book and could not recommend it more highly. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

But I did really enjoy learning about the animals of the past and how we know about them as well as making connections to modern fauna. $('#addtocartbutton-385777').click(function() { The missing Lynx by Ross Barnett is a superb book about the recent (in earth terms) and indeed current megafauna extinction, and basically how humans are to blame. Stories about extinction and the challenges facing us and our planet can be difficult and sombre reading, but the sheer delight this book takes in the stories and biology of the animals that went before means that one can be simultaneously amazed, delighted, curious and sad. 'id': '9781472957337',

Highly recommended! Kindle $0.00 $ 0. Ross has written a thoroughly readable, enjoyable and rewarding study of fauna that were once at home on the British Isles. Nowadays we have no wild animal larger than the red deer, and in terms of land carnivores we have nothing larger than badgers and foxes. It all needs thinking through, and Barnett, who makes a compelling case in favour of the idea, can help.” –  Stuart Blackman, Hope for our future in a book! It's a little book that makes a big impact, and I came away with a really enlarged appreciation of where we are as humans in terms of our impact on other animals. Please try again. About The Missing Lynx. {
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