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Extinction: Not the End of the World?

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From biodiversity and conservation to the threat of human extinction, explore all the issues in this accessible and engaging book by expert Steve Parker.

It accompanies the Extinction exhibition, showing at the Museum 8 February - 8 September 2013.

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Extinction: Not the End of the World?

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Did you know that more than 999 of every 1,000 species that ever lived have become extinct?

In this book, discover how extinction is integral to the Earth’s evolution: extinction of the old allows emergence of the new, helping bring about the continually changing range and richness of life-forms on the planet.

Get all the latest research on extinction:

  • find out the causes and different types of extinction
  • explore major extinction events
  • see how extinction can be reversed
  • discover how scientists know so much about extinction

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