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The Dodo PDF
Author: Errol Fuller
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593730024
Size: 74.25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 48
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The Dodo

by Errol Fuller, The Dodo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Dodo book, The story of the dodo is a classic of evolution and extinction equal in fascination to that of the dinosaur or the saber-toothed tiger. Unlike these, however, the dodo was the first recorded example of an extinction that was, in all probability, entirely caused by humans. Humankind coexisted with the dodo between 1598 and 1681 and then the dodo was gone, hunted to extinction, unable to escape the new predators that arrived in ships on the isolated island later known as Mauritius. The giant pigeon, for this was what the dodo was, evolved from ancestors that had populated the island millions of years before in the Pleistocene period, when Mauritius was far adrift of where it lies today. The pigeons colonized an island paradise abundant with food, free of any terrestrial mammalian predators. Over millions of years they lost their instinct for danger. They also lost the ability to fly, and grew bulky with sturdy running legs. For the 17th-century sailors who arrived and settled on the island, they were easy to kill and as tasty as the turtles the sailors also caught and ate. The sailors introduced domestic animals and rat as well, competitors for the dodos' habitat. So much about the dodo is unknown and will never be known, and yet, the dodo engenders much speculation.The Dodo: Extinction in Paradiseexplores the science and the mythology, the history, archaeology, and legend, as well as the dodo's place in art and literature.



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Lost Land of the Dodo PDF
Author: Anthony Cheke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408133059
Size: 17.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Lost Land Of The Dodo

by Anthony Cheke, Lost Land Of The Dodo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lost Land Of The Dodo book, The Mascarene islands in the southern Indian Ocean - Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues - were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles. Evolving on these isolated volcanic islands in the absence of mammalian predators or competitors, the land was dominated by giant tortoises, parrots, skinks and geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails & herons, and of course (in Mauritius) the Dodo. Uninhabited and only discovered in the 1500s, colonisation by European settlers in the 1600s led to dramatic changes in the ecology of the islands; the birds and tortoises were slaughtered indiscriminately while introduced rats, cats, pigs and monkeys destroyed their eggs, the once-extensive forests logged, and invasive introduced plants from all over the tropics devastated the ecosystem. The now-familiar icon of extinction, the Dodo, was gone from Mauritius within 50 years of human settlement, and over the next 150 years many of the Mascarenes' other native vertebrates followed suit. The product of over 30 years research by Anthony Cheke, Lost Land of the Dodo provides a comprehensive yet hugely enjoyable account of the story of the islands' changing ecology, interspersed with human stories, the islands' biogeographical anomalies, and much else. Many French publications, old and new, especially for Réunion, are discussed and referenced in English for the first time. The book is richly illustrated with maps and contemporary illustrations of the animals and their environment, many of which have rarely been reprinted before. Illustrated box texts look in detail at each extinct vertebrate species, while Julian Hume's superb colour plates bring many of the extinct birds to life. Lost Land of the Dodo provides the definitive account of this tragic yet remarkable fauna, and is a must-read for anyone interested in islands, their ecology and the history of our relationship with the world around us.



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Author: Aubre Andrus
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781338645101
Size: 27.53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Nubby S Story The Dodo

by Aubre Andrus, Nubby S Story The Dodo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nubby S Story The Dodo book, The true story of how one special dog beat the odds -- as seen on hit social media site The Dodo! When Nubby the boxer was born, there was something different about him. That's because Nubby was born without his two front legs. He was so small and so sick. The humans who rescued him weren't sure he would make it. But after a little while, Nubby started to get better. Soon, Nubby was well enough to try to walk. But without his front legs, Nubby had to scoot or hop from place to place. Nubby's family knew this one-of-a-kind pup would need a little extra help getting around. This inspiring true story teaches us that with a little love, some creativity, and a lot of hard work, special dogs like Nubby can overcome any obstacle!



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Author: Gabe Polt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338608576
Size: 64.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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by Gabe Polt, 50 Odd Couples The Dodo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 50 Odd Couples The Dodo book, These pairs of unlikely animal friends -- as seen in The Dodo's viral videos -- are sure to warm your heart!



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Flight of the Dodo PDF
Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780606151092
Size: 34.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Flight Of The Dodo

by Peter Brown, Flight Of The Dodo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Flight Of The Dodo book, When Penguin gets pooped on by a goose flying by, he and his other flightless bird friends invent a flying machine to give them the bird's eye view they never had, in a hilarious and heartwarming story that shows all things are possible.



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Author: Mark Shulman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402728723
Size: 78.84 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 36
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Louis The Dodo

by Mark Shulman, Louis The Dodo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Louis The Dodo book, Louis is a little boy who is a friend of birds, so when he sees a poster showing a little dodo bird being kept in a circus and made to do dangerous tricks, he must take action.



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The Dodo and the Solitaire PDF
Author: Jolyon C. Parish
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253000998
Size: 31.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 406
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The Dodo And The Solitaire

by Jolyon C. Parish, The Dodo And The Solitaire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Dodo And The Solitaire book, The Dodo and the Solitaire is the most comprehensive book to date about these two famously extinct birds. It contains all the known contemporary accounts and illustrations of the dodo and solitaire, covering their history after extinction and discussing their ecology, classification, phylogenetic placement, and evolution. Both birds were large and flightless and lived on inhabited islands some 500 miles east of Madagascar. The first recorded descriptions of the dodo were provided by Dutch sailors who first encountered them in 1598—within 100 years, the dodo was extinct. So quickly did the bird disappear that there is insufficient evidence to form an entirely accurate picture of its appearance and ecology, and the absence has led to much speculation. The story of the dodo, like that of the solitaire, has been pieced together from fragments, both literary and physical, that have been carefully compiled and examined in this extraordinary volume.



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Author: Hugh Edwin Strickland
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 48.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Birds
Languages : en
Pages : 141
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The Dodo And Its Kindred

by Hugh Edwin Strickland, The Dodo And Its Kindred Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Dodo And Its Kindred book, This volume by Strickland, an English ornithologist, and Mitchell, a physician, reconstructs the habits of the extinct dodo and related birds.. Since physical remains were so few, they also relied on contemporary paintings by artists such as Roelandt Savery, many of which are reproduced in this book.



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The Song Of The Dodo PDF
Author: David Quammen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137403
Size: 55.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 704
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The Song Of The Dodo

by David Quammen, The Song Of The Dodo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Song Of The Dodo book, Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.



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The Dodo s Last Stand PDF
Author: Suzy Wall
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 1410842215
Size: 78.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Children's plays
Languages : en
Pages : 16
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The Dodo S Last Stand

by Suzy Wall, The Dodo S Last Stand Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Dodo S Last Stand book, Perform this script about how the only dodo bird left in the world saves himself from extinction.



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