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Biodiversity, Environmental Problems and Conservation: Extinction and Extinct Species

Allen, Glover M. 1942. Extinct and Vanishing Mammals of the Western Hemisphere with the Marine Species of All Oceans. American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Special Pub. 11, 620 pages (reprinted in 1972 by Cooper Square Pub., New York).
Anderson, A. 1989. Prodigious Birds: Moas and Moa-hunting in New Zealand.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Anton, Mauricio and Alan Turner. 1997. The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives. An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History. Columbia University Press, New York, 256 pages.
Bosworth, F. 1955. The Last of the Curlews. Dodd, Mead and Co., New York, 128 pages. (Eskimo Curlew.)
Chauvet, Jean-Marie, Eliette Brunel Deschamps and Christian Hillaire. 1996. Dawn of Art: The Chauvet Cave. The Oldest Known Paintings in the World. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Pub., New York.
Cokinos, Christopher. 2000. Hope is the Thing with Feathers. A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds. Warner Books, New York, 374 pages.
Day, David. 1981. The Doomsday Book of Animals. A Natural History of Vanished Species. Viking, A Studio Book.
Domning, D.P. 1987. Sea Cow Family Reunion. Natural History, Vol. 96, No. 4, pages 64-71. (Steller's Sea Cow.)
Eckert, Allan W. 1963. The Great Auk, A Novel. Little, Brown & Co., New York, 202 pages.
Ehrlich, Paul and Anne. 1981. Extinction. The Causes and Consequences of the Disappearance of Species. Random House, New York.
Eldredge, Niles. 1991. Fossils. The Evolution and Extinction of Species. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Pub., New York, 220 pages.
Elliott, David K. (ed.). 1986. Dynamics of Extinction. John Wiley, New York.
Feduccia, Alan. 1996. The Origin and Evolution of Birds. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 419 pages. (Has extensive reference list.)
Fuller, Errol. 1987. Extinct Birds. Facts on File Publications, Oxford, New York, 256 pages.
Fuller, Errol. 1999. The Great Auk. Abrams, New York, 448 pages.
Gold, Joy P. 1995. References on Endangered, Threatened, and Recently Extinct Vertebrates and Sources for Additional Information. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560.
Greenway, James C., Jr. 1967. Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World.  2nd rev. edition. Dover, New York.
Hardin, G. 1968. The tragedy of the commons. Science, Vol. 162, pages 1243- 1248.
Harper, F. 1945. Extinct and Vanishing Mammals of the Old World. Special Publication of the American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, No. 12, 850 pages.
Hoage, R.J. (ed.). 1985. Animal Extinctions: What Everyone Should Know.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.
Kaufman, Les and Kenneth Mallory (eds.). 1993.  he Last Extinction. 2nd edition. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 242 pages.
Lawton, J.H. and R.M. Mays (eds.). 1995. Extinction Rates. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Leakey, Richard and Roger Lewin. 1995. The Sixth Extinction. Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind. Doubleday, New York, 271 pages.
Lister, Adrian and Paul Bahn. 1994. Mammoths. Macmillan USA.
MacPhee, Ross and Clare Flemming. 1997. Brown-eyed, Milk-giving . . . Losing Mammals since A.D. 1500. Natural History, Vol. 106, No. 3, pages 84-88.
Martin, Paul S. and Richard G. Klein (eds.). 1984. Quaternary Extinctions. A Prehistoric Revolution. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 892 pages.
Nitecki, M.H. (ed.). 1984. Extinctions. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
Nowak, R.M. 1979. North American Quaternary Canis. Monograph, Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, No. 6, 154 pages.
Olson, Storrs L. 1973. Evolution of the rails of the South Atlantic islands (Aves: Rallidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, Vol. 152, pages 1-53.
Olson, Storrs L. 1985. The fossil record of birds. In: Avian Biology. Vol. 8. Ed. by D.S. Farner, J.R. King and K.C. Parkes. Academic Press, New York.
Olson, Storrs L. and Helen F. James. 1991. Descriptions of Thirty-two New Species of Birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes, Part II. Passeriformes. American Ornithologists' Union, Ornithological Monographs Nos. 45 and 46, 88 pages each. (Extinct birds of Hawaii based on archeological findings.)
Olson, Storrs L. and H.F. James. 1982. Fossil birds from the Hawaiian Islands: evidence for wholesale extinction by man before Western contact. Science. Vol. 21, pages 633-635.
Pielou, E.C. 1991. After the Ice Age. The Return of Life to Glaciated North America. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 366 pages.
Quammen, David. 1996. The Song of the Dodo. Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions. Scribner, New York, 702 pages.
Ralls, K. and J. Ballou. 1983. Extinction: Lessons from Zoos. Pages 164-184 In: C.M. Schonewald-Cox, et al. (eds.). Genetics and Conservation: A Reference for Managing Wild Animal and Plant Populations. Benjamin-Cummings, Menlo Park, CA.
Ripley, S.D. 1977. Rails of the World. A Monograph of the Family Rallidae.  David R. Godine Pub., Boston, MA. (Includes accounts of extinct species, and has a chapter on fossil species of rails by Storrs L. Olson.)
Scheffer, Victor B. 1973. The Last Days of the Sea Cow. Smithsonian, Vol. 3:64-67. (Steller's Sea Cow.)
Schorger, A.W. 1955. The Passenger Pigeon. Its Natural History and Extinction.  University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 424 pages.
Schorger, A.W., Aldo Leopold and H.H.T. Jackson. 1947. Silent Wings. The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. (Memorial to the Passenger Pigeon.)
Silverberg, Robert. 1967. The Auk, the Dodo, and the Oryx: Vanished and Vanishing Creatures. Apollo Editions. Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 246 pages.
Stanley, Steven M. 1987. Extinction. Scientific American Library, New York, 242 pages.
Tanner, James T. 1966. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Dover Publications, New York.
Terborgh, J. and B. Winter. 1980. Some Causes of Extinction. Pages 119-133 In:  Soule, M.E., and B.A. Wilcox (eds.). Conservation Biology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 164 pages.
Wallace, Joseph. 1994. The American Museum of Natural History's Book of Dinosaurs and Other Ancient Creatures. Simon & Schuster, New York. (Includes depictions and descriptions of many Pleistocene mammals and reptiles.)
Whitmore, T.C., and J.A. Sayer (eds.). 1992. Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinction. Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 164 pages.
World Conservation Monitoring Center. 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN Species Survival Commission, 286 pages. (Includes a chapter with list of extinct animals.)
Ziswiler, V. 1967. Extinct and Vanishing Animals. A Biology of Extinction and Survival. Springer-Verlag, New York.

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