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This book examines megafauna extinctions by taking a biogeographic approach to assessing the status of animals undergoing vast continental environmental changes.
Chapter 1. Extinction Chapter 2. Extinction Drivers Chapter 3. After the Dinosaurs Chapter 4. Dreamtime to Desert Chapter 5. The Australian Tertiary and the first marsupial extinctions Chapter 6. Australia and the Ice Ages Chapter 7. Who and Where: the Australian Megafauna and their distribution Chapter 8. Australia's Megafauna Extinction Drivers Chapter 9. Megafauna in the Southern Lake Eyre Basin: a case study Chapter 10. Megafauna and Humans in Australia and Southeast Asia
Professor Steve Webb currently serves as Professor of Australian Studies at Bond University, Australia. He has worked with the Federal Government and Indigenous agencies extensively, playing a significant role in the repatriation of Aboriginal skeletal remains from Australian and overseas museums to Aboriginal communities. This work has given him a broad understanding of past and present Aboriginal society and the issues facing Aboriginal people.
"Focusing primarily on the Quaternary Ice Ages, the climate extremes brought about by them, and the environmental consequences that Australia underwent during the Quaternary, Webb explores the extinction of large animals in Australia and ponders what lessons can be learned about the extinction of humans in the near or distant future."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013