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On the Prowl
In Search of Big Cat Origins
Buch von John Harris (u. a.)
Sprache: Englisch

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On the Prowl is a fully illustrated and approachable guide to the evolution of the big cats and what it portends for their conservation today. Mark Hallett and John M. Harris trace the origins of these iconic carnivores, venturing down the evolutionary pathways that produced the diversity of big cat species that have walked the earth. They place the evolution and paleobiology of these species in the context of ancient ecosystems and climates, explaining what made big cats such efficient predators and analyzing their competition with other animals. Hallett and Harris pay close attention to human impact, from the evidence of cave paintings and analysis of ancient extinctions up to present-day crises. Their engaging and carefully documented account is brought to life through detailed, vivid illustrations by the paleoartist Hallett based on the most recent research by leading paleontologists. Offering a fresh look at the rise of these majestic animals, On the Prowl also makes a powerful case for renewed efforts to protect big cats and their habitats before it is too late.
On the Prowl is a fully illustrated and approachable guide to the evolution of the big cats and what it portends for their conservation today. Mark Hallett and John M. Harris trace the origins of these iconic carnivores, venturing down the evolutionary pathways that produced the diversity of big cat species that have walked the earth. They place the evolution and paleobiology of these species in the context of ancient ecosystems and climates, explaining what made big cats such efficient predators and analyzing their competition with other animals. Hallett and Harris pay close attention to human impact, from the evidence of cave paintings and analysis of ancient extinctions up to present-day crises. Their engaging and carefully documented account is brought to life through detailed, vivid illustrations by the paleoartist Hallett based on the most recent research by leading paleontologists. Offering a fresh look at the rise of these majestic animals, On the Prowl also makes a powerful case for renewed efforts to protect big cats and their habitats before it is too late.
Über den Autor
Mark Hallett is a naturalist, scientific artist, and author who specializes in prehistoric animals and their environments. His art and writing have appeared in Life, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He is coauthor of Seismosaurus: The Earth Shaker (Columbia, 1994) and The Sauropod Dinosaurs: Life in the Age of Giants (2016), among other works.

John M. Harris is chief curator emeritus at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and visiting associate in geology at the California Institute of Technology. He is coeditor of Laetoli: A Pliocene Site in Tanzania (1987) and Lothagam: The Dawn of Humanity in Eastern Africa (Columbia, 2013).
Inhaltsverzeichnis
Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Threads in the Fabric of Time
2. Anatomy of a Hunter
3. A Breath of Frost
4. Beyond the Distant Horizons
5. Testimony of the Caves
6. Aftermath of an Ice Age
7. Man the Destroyer
8. The Steeds of Durga
Appendix 1: Distribution of Pantherins and Other Felids in Geologic Time
Appendix 2: Pantherin Dispersals Across the World
Appendix 3: Taking Action
Appendix 4: Species of the Genus Panthera
Glossary
Sources
Suggested Reading
Index
Details
Erscheinungsjahr: 2020
Fachbereich: Zoologie
Genre: Biologie
Rubrik: Naturwissenschaften & Technik
Medium: Buch
Seiten: 272
Inhalt: Gebunden
ISBN-13: 9780231184502
ISBN-10: 0231184506
Sprache: Englisch
Einband: Gebunden
Autor: Harris, John
Hallett, Mark
Illustrator: Hallett, Mark
Hersteller: Columbia University Press
Maße: 175 x 260 x 6 mm
Von/Mit: John Harris (u. a.)
Erscheinungsdatum: 02.06.2020
Gewicht: 0,71 kg
Artikel-ID: 118072512
Über den Autor
Mark Hallett is a naturalist, scientific artist, and author who specializes in prehistoric animals and their environments. His art and writing have appeared in Life, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He is coauthor of Seismosaurus: The Earth Shaker (Columbia, 1994) and The Sauropod Dinosaurs: Life in the Age of Giants (2016), among other works.

John M. Harris is chief curator emeritus at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and visiting associate in geology at the California Institute of Technology. He is coeditor of Laetoli: A Pliocene Site in Tanzania (1987) and Lothagam: The Dawn of Humanity in Eastern Africa (Columbia, 2013).
Inhaltsverzeichnis
Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Threads in the Fabric of Time
2. Anatomy of a Hunter
3. A Breath of Frost
4. Beyond the Distant Horizons
5. Testimony of the Caves
6. Aftermath of an Ice Age
7. Man the Destroyer
8. The Steeds of Durga
Appendix 1: Distribution of Pantherins and Other Felids in Geologic Time
Appendix 2: Pantherin Dispersals Across the World
Appendix 3: Taking Action
Appendix 4: Species of the Genus Panthera
Glossary
Sources
Suggested Reading
Index
Details
Erscheinungsjahr: 2020
Fachbereich: Zoologie
Genre: Biologie
Rubrik: Naturwissenschaften & Technik
Medium: Buch
Seiten: 272
Inhalt: Gebunden
ISBN-13: 9780231184502
ISBN-10: 0231184506
Sprache: Englisch
Einband: Gebunden
Autor: Harris, John
Hallett, Mark
Illustrator: Hallett, Mark
Hersteller: Columbia University Press
Maße: 175 x 260 x 6 mm
Von/Mit: John Harris (u. a.)
Erscheinungsdatum: 02.06.2020
Gewicht: 0,71 kg
Artikel-ID: 118072512
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