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Silverberg, Robert
The auk, the dodo, and the oryx : vanished and vanishing creatures / by Robert Silverberg ; illustrated by Jacques Hnizdovsky
New York : Crowell, c1967
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Location Call Number Status
 Juvenile Historic/1st Flr/ Check out to UM-D students, faculty & staff  jQL.Silv36A8 1967    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Rare animals -- Juvenile literature
Extinct animals -- Juvenile literature
Animals -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description 246 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2013
Summary An historical record of the existence and extinction of those animals lost as a result of man's habitation and civilization on earth, with a summary of conservation efforts today
Note Includes index: p. 241-246
Bibliography: p. 234-240
Contents The idea of extinction -- The dodo -- The aurochs and the bison -- Steller's sea cow -- The great auk -- The quagga -- The moa and the rukh -- The giant ground sloth -- The passenger pigeon and the heath hen -- Back from oblivion -- Saved at the brink -- On their way out
Alternate Author Hnizdovsky, Jacques, 1915-1985, illus

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