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Last Of The Giants: The Decline Of The World's Largest Animals

ISBN-10: 1942186045
ISBN-13: 9781942186045
Author: Campbell, Jeff
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Zest Books

Publication Date: March 2016

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 272

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Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 1180L
Accelerated Reader Level: 8.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 13.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Endangered

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, due to the evolution and arrival of the wildly adaptive human species, among other factors. Many more of the world's biggest and baddest creatures--including the black rhino, the dodo, giant tortoises, and the great auk--have vanished since our world became truly global. Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who have been pushed to extinction in the modern era.
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