Gone: A search for what remains of the world's extinct creatures

Gone: A search for what remains of the world's extinct creatures

by Michael Blencowe


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on April 6, 2021


Discover the fascinating stories of 11 extraordinary extinct species from around the world, presented in a beautifully illustrated narrative format.

Gone is not a scientific book about the genetics and physiology of extinct animals – it is a life affirming, quirky and informative read that everyone will enjoy.

Learn, what made these extinct species unique; what their habits and habitats were; who discovered (or killed) them; what remains of them; and where we can view what survives of them today:
  • The Great Auk, flightless bird of the North Atlantic coastlines
  • The Spectacled Cormorant, seabird of the Komandorski Islands in the Bering Sea
  • Steller’s Sea Cow, herbivorous mammal of the Bering Sea
  • Upland Moa, flightless bird of New Zealand
  • Huia, a New Zealand wattlebird
  • South Island Kōkako, forest bird of New Zealand
  • Xerces Blue, gossamer-winged butterfly of California, USA
  • Pinta Island Giant Tortoise, Galápagos tortoise of Ecuador
  • Dodo, flightless bird of Mauritius
  • Schomburgk’s Deer, hoofed mammal of the plains of central Thailand
  • Ivell’s Sea Anemone, worm-like anemone of Widewater Lagoon in West Sussex, England
With evocative illustrations and anecdotal insights from a dynamic nature expert, this book not only resurrects the animals of yesterday, but hints at the consequences that our actions today will have on the species of tomorrow. In doing so, Goneinspires the hope and a respect for the natural world that is needed for it to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780711256750
Publisher: Ivy Press
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Michael Blencowe is a naturalist and writer currently living in South East England where he works for a number of conservation organizations. He has always been drawn to the mystery and beauty of wildlife and spends time searching for bears, nightjars, scorpions, and moths all over the world.

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