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" Yet it is surely a marvellous fact, and one that has hardly been sufficiently dwelt upon, this sudden dying out of so many large mammalia, not in one place only but over half the land surface of the globe. "
THE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF ANIMALS - Page 150
by ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE - 1876
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The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples

Tim Flannery - 2002 - 404 lehte
...Russel Wallace, added to the insight by recognising that the phenomenon was a near-global one, stating, 'we live in a zoologically impoverished world, from...hugest, and fiercest, and strangest forms have recently disappeared'.1 Wallace called the extinction of the giants a 'marvellous fact', and over the century...
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Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology Through History

Alfred W. Crosby - 2002 - 206 lehte
...University Press, 1986), 222. 17 Genesis 1. FOUR The Upper Paleolithic: "Humans and Other Catastrophes"1 We live in a zoologically impoverished world, from which all the hugest, and fiercest, and strongest forms have recently disappeared; and it is, no doubt, a much better world for us now they...
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Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History

David Christian - 2004 - 642 lehte
...with varying degrees of intensity in much of the world, from the Pacific to Eurasia to the Americas: "We live in a zoologically impoverished world, from...and it is, no doubt, a much better world for us now that they have gone. Yet it is surely a marvelous fact, and one that has hardly been sufficiently dwelt...
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Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age

Paul A. LaViolette - 2005 - 436 lehte
...world record this disaster. The nineteenth-century English naturalist Alfred Wallace once commented: We live in a zoologically impoverished world from...fiercest, and strangest forms have recently disappeared ... yet 5 ISI i II « 1.5 _ rr 0 ^ CO ir CO O 1 . 0 0 Q. ° Q. w S 8QI 0.5 <O — ' Pleistocene .2...
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Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar System

M. Vázquez, Arnold Hanslmeier - 2005 - 380 lehte
...becoming extinct and others rapidly emerging. Alfred Wallace (1823-1913) expressed this with the worlds "We live in a zoologically impoverished world, from...fiercest, and strangest forms have recently disappeared". In short, the discussion was about the main driving agent in the biological evolution: chance (contingency)...
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After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals

Donald R. Prothero - 2006 - 370 lehte
...extinctions. Darwin's co-discoverer of natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace (1876), wrote that "we live in a zoologically impoverished world, from...fiercest, and strangest forms have recently disappeared." Almost as soon as Cuvier demonstrated that the mammoths and other large Pleistocene mammals were extinct,...
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Nature, 14. köide

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1876
...America alike since Post-Pliocene times, " it is clear," our author tells ' Continued from p. 1 68. us, "that we are now in an altogether exceptional period of the earth's history," some idea of which it is very necessary to realise. " We live in an impoverished world, from which...
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