The Missing Lynx: The Past and Future of Britain's Lost Mammals

Author:   Ross Barnett
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781472957344


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Ross Barnett
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Wildlife
Weight:   0.498kg
ISBN:  

9781472957344


ISBN 10:   1472957342
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Rewilding is certainly romantic but is it practical or even desirable? It all needs thinking through, and Barnett, who makes a compelling case in favour of the idea, can help. -- Stuart Blackman * BBC Wildlife * As elegies go, The Missing Lynx is an awful lot of fun. -- Tom Chivers * The Times * Barnett's writing is clear and unobtrusively witty ... And the book is full of cheery, Terry Pratchett-esque footnotes. -- Tom Chivers * The Times * Fresh and assured ... An often moving tribute to lost marvels. -- Barbara Kiser * Nature * His writing is full of admiration for the resourcefulness of Palaeolithic tribespeople - his descriptions of an Ice Age economy that ran on mammoths, and of the mammoth hunts themselves, are evocative. -- Tom Chivers * The Times * A wonderful and haunting book: so rich in detail that the mammals of Britain's past seem brought to life again, and yet so unflinching in its portrayal of the brute facts of extinction that readers will ache for all that has been lost. -- Tom Holland, author and historian With his fast-paced and amusing tales of some of the most awe-inspiring species lost within geologically recent times, The Missing Lynx brings Britain's Ice Age back to life. -- Professor Beth Shapiro, author of How to Clone a Mammoth A fascinating account of the large herbivores and predators that have disappeared from Britain since humans reached our islands. This should be essential reading for those who advocate rewilding. -- Professor Richard Fortey, palaeontologist and author The story of Britain's Ice Age bestiary, told with bittersweet humour, and a clarion call to us all to step up and fight future extinctions. -- Dr Victoria Herridge, evolutionary biologist and presenter


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Rewilding is certainly romantic but is it practical or even desirable? It all needs thinking through, and Barnett, who makes a compelling case in favour of the idea, can help. -- Stuart Blackman * BBC Wildlife *


Rewilding is certainly romantic but is it practical or even desirable? It all needs thinking through, and Barnett, who makes a compelling case in favour of the idea, can help. -- Stuart Blackman * BBC Wildlife * As elegies go, The Missing Lynx is an awful lot of fun. -- Tom Chivers * The Times * Barnett's writing is clear and unobtrusively witty. -- Tom Chivers * The Times *


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Ross Barnett is a palaeontologist with a PhD in Zoology from the University of Oxford. He specialises in seeking, analysing and interpreting ancient DNA, but his area of expertise is the genetics and phylogeny of cats, especially extinct sabretooths. Barnett's research has led to many remarkable findings in recent years and involved investigating escaped lynx in Edwardian Devon, rubbishing claims that the yeti is an ice-age polar bear and seeking the ancestral home of the enigmatic Orkney vole. In 2018, he received the Palaeontological Association's Gertrude Elles Award for Public Engagement. Ross lives in the Highlands of Scotland with his wife and two daughters.

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