'This book makes a very well argued case for patterns and causes of mammal extinctions in Australia from the late Pleistocene into the period of European occupation. It gives an impressive range of evidence - palaeontological, palaeoenvironmental, archaeological, historical, ecological - to make the case. I thoroughly recommend it.' Bruno David, Monash University
Australia has the worst record of mammal extinctions in the world, with over 65 mammal species having vanished in the last 50 000 years. This book introduces readers to the great mammal extinction debate, taking us on a detective-like tour of these extinctions, uncovering how, why and when they occurred.