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A lot of the book consists of more austere argument, or descriptions of discoveries.
The other great theories for ice age mammal extinction are referred to as 'overill', for disease-related explanations, and 'overchill', for cold climate explanations.
Overall, this is an interesting book, and worth reading if the topic is of interest to you.
This was a while back and was part of a gift. The receiver had asked specifically for this book.Published 4 months ago by Donna
This is the classic text promoting the theory that hunting by early human beings was responsible for the extinction of large animals in North and South America, Australia, Oceanic... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Paul R. Fleischman M.D. author of Wonder: When and Why the World Appears Radiant.
I really enjoyed this scholarly and well-argued book. The author does an excellent job of laying out the evidence for human causes of the extinctions of the great American mega... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Book Fanatic
TOTALLY UNREALISTIC VERSION OF HOW THE LARGE ANIMALS OF NORTH AMERICA BECAME EXTINCT....... HUMANS DID NOT EAT ALL THE SABRE TOOTH CATS NOR THE WOOLLEY MAMMOTHS......Published on November 20, 2012 by R. VANARSDALL
The question of what killed the American megafauna of the Pleistocene (the mammoths, mastodons, camels, giant sloths, and others) has long puzzled scientists. Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by LeeHoFooks
This book falls somewhere between a popularization and a monograph. Written to be accessible to the non-scholar, it is also extensively endnoted. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Ursiform
Dr. Paul Martin, the foremost proponent of the overkill theorem regarding Pleistocene/Holocene megafaunal extinctions, presents here the basics of the argument, along with... Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by David W. Jaffin
I have read this book several times, as well as a number of other books on the subject and independent research as well, and to me, the author pts together in one volume just about... Read morePublished on January 20, 2009 by Eric Husher
Well written and interesting, but not light reading for the average reader without a background in anthropology. Still, you will probably learn a lot, if you skip over the latin.Published on January 22, 2008 by Alan Kerbaugh