Why We Went Extinct: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Species That Just Didn't Make It (Paperback)

Why We Went Extinct: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Species That Just Didn't Make It By Tadaaki Imaizumi, Takashi Maruyama, Masanori Sato (Illustrator), Yoko Uetake (Illustrator), Kenta Kaido (Illustrator), Nasumiso Itame (Illustrator), Angus Turvill (Translated by) Cover Image

Why We Went Extinct: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Species That Just Didn't Make It (Paperback)

By Tadaaki Imaizumi, Takashi Maruyama, Masanori Sato (Illustrator), Yoko Uetake (Illustrator), Kenta Kaido (Illustrator), Nasumiso Itame (Illustrator), Angus Turvill (Translated by)

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Since life first arose on Earth, nearly all dinosaurs, mammals, insects, and birds that have ever existed have gone extinct. In this voicy, full-color illustrated encyclopedia, hear from the animals themselves what happened to them!

If your species happens to be alive right now, you should feel very lucky.

You probably know about the downfall of the dinosaurs and how the dodo bird met its doom. But you might not have heard about a whole host of other weird, wonderful mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish throughout the eons that just didn’t make it.

But that doesn’t mean all these stories are sad; extinction is just a part of the long, long history of life on Earth. And some of the ways these species died out are actually pretty silly . . .

In this fully illustrated encyclopedia, you’ll hear from the creatures who have faced extinction throughout the years—and learn what survival of the fittest means for those on evolution’s bad side.

Nearly a million copies sold in Japan!

Tadaaki Imaizumi graduated from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and studied mammal taxonomy and ecology at the National Museum of Nature and Science. He participated in the International Biological Project (IBP) survey by the Ministry of Education and in the ecological survey of the Iriomote wildcat by the Ministry of the Environment. After working as an animal science educator at Ueno Zoo, he is now councilor at the Tokyo Zoological Park Society. He likes cheetahs and leopards because they are independent and quiet and are strict parents.



Takashi Maruyama is a zoology writer and creator of illustrated encyclopedias. After working for Nature Pro Editorial Office, he engaged in the research of hyraxes in the Negev desert. His favorite animal is the aardvark because it is the only remaining living species of the order Tubulidentata.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063089938
ISBN-10: 0063089939
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Publication Date: November 5th, 2024
Pages: 176
Language: English