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Extinct Animals: An Encyclopedia of Species That Have Disappeared During Human History

by Ross Piper

A British scholar of natural history, Piper profiles extinct animals within in chronological sections, first during the past century, then two, then five. He pushes the boundary of what can strictly be called history with the next section, to 10,000 years ago, then progresses ever further back to more than 50,000 years ago. The pivotal section focuses on the relatively short period 10,000 to 12,500 years ago, when many believe a mass extinction period began that will eventually be larger than any in the archaeological record. He downplays the Great Human Hunter model of extinction, mentioning climate change, habitat destruction, and other factors as well as predation from humans and others. Photographs are provided of live or preserved individuals for some recent species, but most are illustrated with drawings by Renata Cunha and Phil Miller, along with a few photographs of displayed skeletons. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Extinct for a Reason

by Aaron Adler Scott Cooney

Before there was Darwin, before there was man's best friend, there were . . . Failimals. The Royal Failimal Society presents the Unchameleon, Bipolar Bear, Emo Emu, and other Darwin-defiant animals that, though fascinating, have clearly become extinct for a reason. The culmination of years of research, study, and observation across each continent and every era, Extinct for a Reason is the definitive field guide to the hows, whys, and whats of Failimals and Evolosers. With colorful illustrations and vital information on everything from mating habits to defense mechanisms, this book is a must-have for any species considering undergoing the evolutionary process. Learn how to avoid common mistakes, such as: Alienating oneself from one's peers (see: Goth Sloth) Refusing to admit one's genes are improperly sized (see: Muffintopotamus) Having dangerously high levels of charisma (see: Elvisaurus) Weeded out but still proud, the curious creatures collected within serve as a warning to ambitious animals everywhere: Evolve with Caution.

Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island's Past

by Steven M. Goodman William L. Jungers Plates by Velizar Simeonovski

The landscapes of Madagascar have long delighted zoologists, who have discovered, in and among the island s baobab trees and thickets, a dizzying array of animals, including something approaching one hundred species of lemur. Madagascar s mammal fauna, for example, is far more diverse, and more endemic, than early explorers and naturalists ever dreamed of. But in the past 2,500 or so years a period associated with natural climatic shifts and ecological change, as well as partially coinciding with the arrival of the island s first human settlers a considerable proportion of Madagascar s forests have disappeared; and in the wake of this loss, a number of species unique to Madagascar have vanished forever into extinction. In "Extinct Madagascar," noted scientists Steven M. Goodman and William L. Jungers explore the recent past of these land animal extinctions. Beginning with an introduction to the geologic and ecological history of Madagascar that provides context for the evolution, diversification, and, in some cases, rapid decline of the Malagasy fauna, Goodman and Jungers then seek to recapture these extinct mammals in their environs. Aided in their quest by artist Velizar Simeonovski s beautiful and haunting digital paintings images of both individual species and ecosystem assemblages reproduced here in full color Goodman and Jungers reconstruct the lives of these lost animals and trace their relationships to those still living. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Simeonovski s artwork set to open at the Field Museum, Chicago, in the fall of 2014, Goodman and Jungers s awe-inspiring book will serve not only as a sobering reminder of the very real threat of extinction, but also as a stunning tribute to Madagascar s biodiversity and a catalyst for further research and conservation. "

Extinction Agenda (Skinners)

by Marcus Pelegrimas

The human race is under siege-with shapeshifters, vampires, and half-blood werewolves freely prowling the streets of the world's cities . . . and Full Bloods about to descend en masse from out of the dark wilderness. The police and the military are helpless, and only the Skinners can forestall the tactical nuke strikes the Army has planned as a last resort. Skinners, partners, lovers, Paige Strobel and Cole Warnecki know Armageddon is at hand, and seek a union with the mysterious European blood hunters, the Gypsy Amriany, as a final, desperate means to preventing the monster apocalypse. But power-mad traitors from the ranks of their own kind could doom humanity's valiant efforts to survive. And the only possible outcome at the end of the ultimate war is total extinction. But for whom . . . or what?

Extinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck?

by David M. Raup

Presents a comprehensive overview of the current state of extinction studies.

Extinction Crisis

by Don Pendleton

Immediate threats require immediate action--no questions, no explanations, no prisoners. Stony Man has the green light to strike against terror anywhere, anytime, and answer to no one except the President. Action-ready and combat-hard, the warriors of Stony Man know the stakes, and make their own rules....Powerful, sophisticated conspirators understand the power in global panic and fear. Using remote-control robots and local terror groups as muscle, this secret cadre has accessed nuclear power plants across the globe, and is poised to let hell loose. By shutting down the alternative fuel industry, they alone will control the world's energy. And as the clock ticks to worldwide meltdowns, Stony Man unleashes everything it's got in a race against a new face of terror....

Extra Credit #22

by Melissa J. Morgan

Camp goes Hollywood! Blind item: Which Walla-Walla camper turned movie extra has been seen canoodling with her fellow cast mate and resident set hottie? We think: Sarah and Chace! And poor Sarah?s in for a big disappointment when she finds out he?s only using her for her (supposed) insider status. Will Chase get his comeuppance? Only time will tell . . . .

Extra Credit (Camp Confidential #22)

by Melissa J. Morgan

Camp goes Hollywood!Blind item: Which Walla-Walla camper turned movie extra has been seen canoodling with her fellow cast mate and resident set hottie? We think: Sarah and Chace!

Extra Innings and In His Wildest Dreams

by Debbi Rawlins

For these three players, it's all about scoring... In high school, Elizabeth Smith had a serious crush on shortstop Dylan Andrews. Now she has to interview him for an article. Can she stay professional...or will she end up pulling him behind the bleachers? Pitcher Rob Perry wants to prove that he's ready for the Show. But his second chance could turn into a double-play when Tori Gallagher--whose father owns a Major League team--makes one pitch that Rob can't refuse... First baseman Eric Lessing's game has never been consistent until Tess Meyers ignited a winning streak. Now--with Major League dreams on the line--will getting lucky with his charm result in foul play?

Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus

by Steven Goldman

For baseball fans young, old, and in between, a sequel to the ultimate guide to the new statistical thinking thatOCOs revolutionizing the game. "

Extra Kill

by Dell Shannon

Lieutenant Luis Mendoza is tasked with solving a double murder, shrouded in strange rites. Acting on one of his famous hunches, he is drawn into the world behind the glitter of Hollywood and into the Temple of Mystic Truth. There he finds cultists Martin and Cara Kingman, who turn out to be less than spiritual . . .

Extra Lean

by Mario Lopez Jimmy Pena

Facing the reality that a third of the nation's children are overweight, Mario Lopez developed a plan with one simple understanding: what you eat affects those closest to you. As a proud new father, Mario is committed to helping his family start on the right foot when it comes to what they eat by applying the principles of Extra Lean to the household. In Extra Lean Family, Mario shows you how to use rules from his New York Times bestseller Extra Lean to broaden the spectrum of foods your family eats and maintain your best health by cooking nourishing, quick, and delicious meals. Take charge of your food, control the quality and preparation of your meals, and consistently achieve lean results with: Simple, delicious recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less Double-duty options, offering two quick meal variations with the same ingredients Metabolism boosting and nutritious snacks to combat hunger between meals Weekly grocery lists and easy tips for efficient meal preparation Practical steps to control your metabolism and maintain target weight Extra Lean Family is full of delectable, healthy recipes that can be served for quick meals the entire household will love.

Extra Lean Family

by Jimmy Peña Mario Lopez

Facing the reality that a third of the nation's children are overweight, Mario Lopez developed a plan with one simple understanding: what you eat affects those closest to you. As a proud new father, Mario is committed to helping his family start on the right foot when it comes to what they eat by applying the principles of Extra Lean to the household. In Extra Lean Family, Mario shows you how to use rules from his New York Times bestseller Extra Lean to broaden the spectrum of foods your family eats and maintain your best health by cooking nourishing, quick, and delicious meals. Take charge of your food, control the quality and preparation of your meals, and consistently achieve lean results with: Simple, delicious recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less Double-duty options, offering two quick meal variations with the same ingredients Metabolism boosting and nutritious snacks to combat hunger between meals Weekly grocery lists and easy tips for efficient meal preparation Practical steps to control your metabolism and maintain target weight Extra Lean Family is full of delectable, healthy recipes that can be served for quick meals the entire household will love.

Extra Life

by Derek Nikitas

Russ has never been your typical teen. After being expelled, Russ has started to get his life back on track. He's a pop culture junkie, and living in a town where the popular teen soap "Cape Twilight" is filmed, how could he not be? So when Russ decides to make his own short film, he recruits the (emotionally unhinged) star of "Cape Twilight" and his own motley crew to help out. Seems like a great idea...until the plan blows up in Russ's face.Just when everything seems to be falling apart, Russ receives a message on his cell phone - from himself. Recorded in the future, 'future Russ' informes him that the day can be fixed if he's willing to use an app to leap twelve hours into the past. Russ is happy to oblige, figuring the day can't get any worse. But he couldn't be more wrong. Because as soon as Russ tampers with time and space, he introduces dangerous glitches he can't control, including alternate of himself. And suddenly Russ's sanity and the lives of everyone he cares about are at risk if he can't find a way to regain control of his own life- past, present and future.

Extra Yarn

by Mac Barnett

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself. This looks like an ordinary box full of ordinary yarn. But it turns out it isn't.

Extracted

by Jorgen Randers Ugo Bardi

As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet's mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even billions, of years to form are now being squandered in just centuries-or sometimes just decades. Will there come a time when we actually run out of minerals? Debates already soar over how we are going to obtain energy without oil, coal, and gas. But what about the other mineral losses we face? Without metals, and semiconductors, how are we going to keep our industrial system running? Without mineral fertilizers and fuels, how are we going to produce the food we need?Ugo Bardi delivers a sweeping history of the mining industry, starting with its humble beginning when our early ancestors started digging underground to find the stones they needed for their tools. He traces the links between mineral riches and empires, wars, and civilizations, and shows how mining in its various forms came to be one of the largest global industries. He also illustrates how the gigantic mining machine is now starting to show signs of difficulties. The easy mineral resources, the least expensive to extract and process, have been mostly exploited and depleted. There are plenty of minerals left to extract, but at higher costs and with increasing difficulties.The effects of depletion take different forms and one may be the economic crisis that is gripping the world system. And depletion is not the only problem. Mining has a dark side-pollution-that takes many forms and delivers many consequences, including climate change. The world we have been accustomed to, so far, was based on cheap mineral resources and on the ability of the ecosystem to absorb pollution without generating damage to human beings. Both conditions are rapidly disappearing. Having thoroughly plundered planet Earth, we are entering a new world. Bardi draws upon the world's leading minerals experts to offer a compelling glimpse into that new world ahead.

Extraction

by Douglas Preston Lincoln Child

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child, an all-new short story featuring Agent Pendergast, available only as an ebook and audio download. In New Orleans' French Quarter, the Tooth Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips money under your pillow at night....he's a mysterious old recluse who must be appeased with teeth--lest he extract retribution. When young Diogenes Pendergast loses a tooth, however, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is determined to put the legend to the test...with dire consequences. *Includes a special preview chapter of Preston & Child's new full-length novel TWO GRAVES, available December 11, 2012.

Extraction

by Don Pendleton

DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITION Minutes after his arrival in Madagascar, the U.S. Secretary of State gets kidnapped by a terrorist organization, and the White House goes on red alert. Unable to stage a rescue without causing an international incident, the President turns to the one man who can get the politician out alive. But this time Mack Bolan won't be working alone.Dodging bullets at every turn and hunted by an assassin as dangerous as he is, Bolan partners with an operative from his past to help him track the captors. But nothing is what it seems in Madagascar. The lines between traitor and rogue are not only blurred, they make a deadly combination...especially when it comes to trust and betrayal. As the ransom clock counts down, the Executioner will need to employ every stealth move he knows to get the secretary-and himself-out of the island nation alive.

Extractive Metallurgy 2

by Alain Vignes

The Extractive Metallurgy series is devoted to the extraction of metals from ores and other sources, their refining to the state of either liquid or solid metal, and the various processes needed to carry out these operations. Using the methodology of chemical reaction engineering, this second volume in the series examines on the metallurgical reaction processes used in the extraction and refining operations, covering pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical, halide, and electro-metallurgical processes. It provides valuable information on the technologies and processes engineers encounter in industrial production.

Extractive Metallurgy 3

by Alain Vignes

Extractive metallurgy is the art and science of extracting metals from their ores and refining them. The production of metals and alloys from these source materials is still one of the most important and fundamental industries in both developed and developing economies around the world. The outputs and products are essential resources for the metallic, mechanical, electromagnetic, electrical and electronics industries (silicon is treated as a metal for these purposes).This series is devoted to the extraction of metals from ores, concentrates (enriched ores), scraps, and other sources and their refining to the state of either liquid metal before casting or to solid metals. The extraction and refining operations that are required may be carried out by various metallurgical reaction processes.Extractive Metallurgy 1 deals with the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics of the reaction processes. Extractive Metallurgy 2 focuses on pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical, halide and electro-metallurgical (conversion) processes. Extractive Metallurgy 3 deals with the industrial processing operations, technologies, and process routes, in other words the sequence of steps or operations used to convert the ore to metal. Processes and operations are studied using the methodology of "chemical reaction engineering".As the fundamentals of the art and science of Extractive Metallurgy are infrequently taught as dedicated university or engineering schools courses, this series is intended both for students in the fields of Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering who want to acquire this knowledge, and also for engineers put in charge of the operation of an industrial production unit or the development of a new process, who will need the basic knowledge of the corresponding technology.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil

by Wiley Miller

Miller, who is known for his comic strip Non Sequitur, expands a story that first appeared in the Sunday funny papers. Basil, who is 12 but seems younger, finds his life tedious until a stranger whisks him away to a secret floating city, where he meets a new friend and stumbles upon a plot to dominate the world.

Extraordinary Beliefs

by Peter Lamont

Since the early nineteenth century, mesmerists, mediums and psychics have exhibited extraordinary phenomena. These have been demonstrated, reported and disputed by every modern generation. We continue to wonder why people believe in such things, while others wonder why they are dismissed so easily. Extraordinary Beliefs takes a historical approach to an ongoing psychological problem: why do people believe in extraordinary phenomena? It considers the phenomena that have been associated with mesmerism, spiritualism, psychical research and parapsychology. By drawing upon conjuring theory, frame analysis and discourse analysis, it examines how such phenomena have been made convincing in demonstration and report, and then disputed endlessly. It argues that we cannot understand extraordinary beliefs unless we properly consider the events in which people believe, and what people believe about them. And it shows how, in constructing and maintaining particular beliefs about particular phenomena, we have been in the business of constructing ourselves.

The Extraordinary Book of Useless Information

by Don Voorhees

There are more incredibly pointless and delightfully entertaining things to discover in this new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. You probably never knew... Ronald Reagan is the only president who has been divorced. It is estimated that half of the world's spider species have yet to be discovered. November 15 is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. And did you really ever have to know... The whiskers on a harbor seal are known as "vibrissae"? Modern scholars believe Isaac Newton may have had Asperger's syndrome? In the 1920s, Hollywood made twice as many films a year as it does today? .

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