For those that have read Billy Brysons "A short history of nearly everything"...

  • kentmonkey 30 Oct 2005 14:48:21 23,736 posts
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    What is that book he mentions that details animals that have died out? I did have it written down but I've lost it and I wanted to put it on my Christmas list. It sounded really interesting.
  • Shinzou 30 Oct 2005 14:54:18 887 posts
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    cant remember for sure.
    maybe this
  • quedex 30 Oct 2005 15:05:46 3,135 posts
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    The book said on page 567
    In the mid-1990s, the Australian naturalist Tim Flannery, now head of the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, became struck by how little we seemed to know about many exctinctions, including relatively recent ones.
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    The result was an extraordinary book called A Gap In Nature, constituting the most complete - and, it must be said, moving - catalogue of animal extinctions from the last three hundred years.

    Edit: oops - Shinzou beat me to it

    Edited by quedex at 15:18:53 30-10-2005
  • quedex 30 Oct 2005 15:16:23 3,135 posts
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    Shockingly, Play have it in stock for 15.
  • kentmonkey 30 Oct 2005 19:07:43 23,736 posts
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    That's brilliant, thanks a lot. I didn't actually like the Bill Bryson book, hence why it's up for swap in the book swapsies thread, but I really liked the look of this one.

    Going on Chrimbo list now! ;o)
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