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Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island's Past (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 19. September 2014


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""Extinct Madagascar" is original; there is no other like it. It is data-rich, fabulously illustrated, and has just enough humor to make it fun to read as well as intellectually stimulating. It is not a review of the anatomy or taxonomy of the various taxa, yet it presents sufficient amounts of detail in this regard to make visualization possible. The book also provides a very nice synthesis of cultural, genetic, and paleontological evidence for human arrival--I think the best out there."--Laurie Godfrey "University of Massachusetts Amherst "

"The extinction (and its causes) of the many subfossil organisms described in "Extinct Madagascar" is one of biodiversity science's great unsolved mysteries. Goodman and Jungers summarize and present a monumental amount of information pertaining to these species, combining storytelling (descriptive accounts of the scientists involved, of various events and adventures) and marvelous plates with exquisite details of the subfossils and associated metadata to illustrate both the landscape and the organisms of the Holocene epoch in Madagascar. Their literary approach as well as the data reviewed and assembled make for a wonderful addition to the literature. "Extinct Madagascar" will have broad appeal across disciplines and will be a priceless book for graduate seminar work. I can't wait."--Anne Yoder "Duke University "

"An authoritative and fascinating exploration of one of Nature's greatest evolutionary experiments."--Ian Tattersall, American Museum of Natural History "author of "Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins" "

"A hauntingly beautiful book."--Oliver Sacks

"Large faunal species disappeared from Madagascar at a time when humans were certainly present on the island. A deduction, though not a parsimonious one, purported by many scholars is to attribute these extinctions to the hands of man, whether as a primary or contributory factor. . . . By contrast, in "Extinct Madagascar," Steven M. Goodman and William L. Jungers explore in greater depth than the current literature presently offers the recent past of these animals through specific case studies presented by sites and by species. Each site is splendidly illustrated by the artist Velizar Simeonovski in arresting artworks, depicting how some of these animals may have lived or gone extinct based on available palaeontological evidence. These plates allow the reader a pictorial (though still speculative) glance of the past. . . . "Extinct Madagascar" provides superb information on a large
number of palaeontological sites, contextualising the ecological uniqueness of each site. . . . The material presented should certainly provide more 'meat' to pursue research on the elusive nature of past extinction processes in Madagascar, especially if the past is to be used as a guide to conservation of biodiversity. This is more relevant than ever, with the huge challenge facing biodiversity in Madagascar today with continuing climate change and increasing human population impacts."--Malika Virah-Sawmy, University of New South Wales, Australia "Holocene "

"The modern fauna of Madagascar reflects the country s long history of isolation from Africa (and Eurasia), despite its relatively close proximity. All its primates, for example, are in the broad lemur category, found nowhere else today. Its mammalian fossil record is very short, almost all within the last 5,000 years. But the diversity is high, with seventeen species of extinct lemur, including many far larger in size than their extant cousins. In this volume, zoologist Goodman and paleoanthropologist Jungers present these past denizens of Madagascar to a wide audience. . . . A superb book for all readers, including those for whom Madagascar is unknown. Highly recommended. --E. Delson, CUNY Herbert H. Lehman College "Choice ""

"Extinct Madagascar" is original; there is no other like it. It is data-rich, fabulously illustrated, and has just enough humor to make it fun to read as well as intellectually stimulating. It is not a review of the anatomy or taxonomy of the various taxa, yet it presents sufficient amounts of detail in this regard to make visualization possible. The book also provides a very nice synthesis of cultural, genetic, and paleontological evidence for human arrival I think the best out there. --Laurie Godfrey "University of Massachusetts Amherst ""

The extinction (and its causes) of the many subfossil organisms described in "Extinct Madagascar" is one of biodiversity science s great unsolved mysteries. Goodman and Jungers summarize and present a monumental amount of information pertaining to these species, combining storytelling (descriptive accounts of the scientists involved, of various events and adventures) and marvelous plates with exquisite details of the subfossils and associated metadata to illustrate both the landscape and the organisms of the Holocene epoch in Madagascar. Their literary approach as well as the data reviewed and assembled make for a wonderful addition to the literature. "Extinct Madagascar" will have broad appeal across disciplines and will be a priceless book for graduate seminar work. I can t wait. --Anne Yoder "Duke University ""

An authoritative and fascinating exploration of one of Nature's greatest evolutionary experiments. --Ian Tattersall, American Museum of Natural History "author of "Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins" ""

Large faunal species disappeared from Madagascar at a time when humans were certainly present on the island. A deduction, though not a parsimonious one, purported by many scholars is to attribute these extinctions to the hands of man, whether as a primary or contributory factor. . . . By contrast, in "Extinct Madagascar," Steven M. Goodman and William L. Jungers explore in greater depth than the current literature presently offers the recent past of these animals through specific case studies presented by sites and by species. Each site is splendidly illustrated by the artist Velizar Simeonovski in arresting artworks, depicting how some of these animals may have lived or gone extinct based on available palaeontological evidence. These plates allow the reader a pictorial (though still speculative) glance of the past. . . . "Extinct Madagascar" provides superb information on a large number of palaeontological sites, contextualising the ecological uniqueness of each site. . . . The material presented should certainly provide more meat to pursue research on the elusive nature of past extinction processes in Madagascar, especially if the past is to be used as a guide to conservation of biodiversity. This is more relevant than ever, with the huge challenge facing biodiversity in Madagascar today with continuing climate change and increasing human population impacts. --Malika Virah-Sawmy, University of New South Wales, Australia "Holocene ""

" Extinct Madagascar" is an excellent and comprehensive work with a broad appeal across many disciplines. For those interested in Madagascar and rigorously testing hypotheses regarding paleoenvironment, community ecology, and extinction, this book is invaluable and represents a comprehensive synthesis of what is known about the island s past environments, the role of humans in environmental change, and the mechanisms of extinction. This glimpse back in time constitutes an impressive tribute to Madagascar s biodiversity as well as a reminder of the reality and threat of extinction. With a devastating extinction event occurring right before our eyes, the island s future relies on whether or not we choose to act, and the actions taken will likely be more effective if they begin with an understanding of the environmental change that has already occurred. --Karen E. Samonds, Northern Illinois University "Journal of Mammalogy ""

Goodman and Jungers have carefully discussed each subfossil site and its community. . . . Extremely useful to both biologists and policy makers to have these two volumes ["Extinct Madagascar" and the "Atlas of Selected Land Vertebrates of Madagascar"] published and easily accessible. Not only are sighting, trapping, and paleontological sites labeled and mapped, but the type of forest and ecosystem is also clear. Current threats to the fauna are also outlined. Recent renaming of taxonomic groups based on molecular evidence is also clarified, making this information very useful to young scientists. The authors, well-known, seasoned scientists, are praised for excellent fieldwork and thorough scholarship in presenting these data of Malagasy fauna past and present. --Patricia Chapple Wright, Stony Brook University "Quarterly Review of Biology ""

Another masterpiece from Steve Goodman, this time in partnership with Bill Jungers (who brings his palaeontology and eco-morphology expertise to the fore), that provides fascinating reconstructions of the fate of some of the extraordinary fauna of Madagascar. Throughout, the exquisite plates by Velizar Simeonovski, which combine superb artistic work with anatomical understanding, underpin the work. The book is extremely accessible for non-academic readers, who will gain a clear picture of the widespread changes to the Malagasy flora and fauna and how these changes occurred, and yet will satisfy the scientific community because it provides a comprehensive set of references that can be used as a guide to further in-depth research. --Clive Nuttman, University of Cambridge "Conservation Biology ""

Goodman and Jungers s book is a comprehensive work, bringing to a general audience an overview of ecological change and animal extinction on Madagascar in the Holocene. While not a technical summary, it cites close to four hundred scientific papers which can lead the interested reader further on his quest for information. Especially interesting is also the first part of the book, which gives a thorough general introduction to Madagascar starting with the breaking up of the supercontinent Gondwana some 165millionyearsago. Several aspects are discussed: geography, geology, vegetation types, etc., all in an easy-to-read language and documented with well-chosen pictures. I highly recommend this authoritative and thoroughly enjoyable book! --Petra De Block, Botanic Garden Meise, Belgium "Biological Conservation ""

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Steven M. Goodman is the MacArthur Field Biologist at the Field Museum, Chicago, and based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. He is coeditor of "The Natural History of Madagascar" and "Atlas of Selected Land Vertebrates of Madagascar," the former published and the latter distributed by the University of Chicago Press. William L. Jungers is distinguished teaching professor and chair of anatomical sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Velizar Simeonovski is an artist based in Chicago who specializes in reconstructions of extinct species and prehistoric landscapes. He often works with Field Museum scientists.


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5.0 von 5 Sternen An interesting and scholarly read 8. April 2015
Von Rebecca Braham - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This is a very interesting and lovely book, with beautiful colour plates and detailed information on the fascinating array of strange and unique creatures that once lived in Madagascar. The text is quite scholarly and goes into the nitty gritty about different parts of the island and the fossils and sub-fossils found in these districts. The most incredible aspect is that the animals described in this book - from pygmy hippos to various giant lemurs and even a truly bizarre creature that looked like, albeit unrelated to, an aardvark - are only recent extinctions, dying out only within the past few centuries. I recommend this book for anyone who is generally interested in wildlife, or in learning more about the unique and truly bizarre animals of a once rich land.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Great insight in the unique,recently extinct Fauna of Madagascar. 27. Oktober 2014
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Nice book.

I have always had a fascination with Madagascar and the unique fauna. This book gives great insight in the recent extinct (mega) fauna. Including the giant lemurs, elephant birds, hippos and giant tortoises.

In the book they recreate the different hotspots of fossils, human settlements and the connection between them.

Personally i loved the plates by Velar Simeonovski.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Madagascar before humans destroyed it's amazing fauna. 10. Dezember 2014
Von 'stashgal - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book describes in detail the amazing lost world of Madagascar before humans arrived to destroy it. It's well illustrated with computer generated images of the animals of this lost world & the reconstructions are very well done giving us a realistic view of life in Madagascar before the arrival of humans.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Five Stars 20. November 2014
Von Beeghly Library Acquisitions - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Great book, timely delivery.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen A disappointing book on a fascinating subject 22. Dezember 2014
Von John Georgia - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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A book on Malagasy megafauna is long overdue. Unfortunately, this book does not live up to the standard of what could be expected on such a fascinating subject. First, because the vast majority of the illustrations are in black and white and some of computer generated color illustrations rendering do not appear 'natural' which is a shame given the quality of computer generated images that one might expect today. The book is entirely based on a series of examples of paleontological excavation sites across Madagascar, but fails to produce an overall synthesis of Madagascar megafauna, the cause of extinction, and the consequences on the dynamics of existing ecosystems. In addition, with the exception of two species that made up this megafauna, other species are not detailed. The authors try in this book to demonstrate that the extinction of Madagascar's megafauna was not caused by man, contrary to what happened anywhere else on earth. According to the hypothesis put forward in the book it was a recent episode of climate aridity that was the main cause, but the authors fail to produce a convincing scientific reasoning to support their hypothesis. Thus, at no time do they explain why in this case the Madagascan megafauna survived without problems during a large number of episodes of more severe climate changes during history? Nor why small animals, which are much more sensitive to climate perturbations than large vertebrates, have meanwhile survived until today?
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