Issue Date: Feb 28, 1999
This time, there are no excuses. It was not climate change, not a meteor and not global warming. Humans, and not any other agent, may have pushed Genyornis , an ostrich-sized Australian bird, into extinction some 50,000 years ago, recent research has revealed. More than 40 of Australia's animals disappeared around the same time, say Now Gifford Miller and his team from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Miller and his team have dated thousand of eggshell fragments from the extinct bird. "Eggshells are vastly superior medium for dating," he says.
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Butterflies on the roof of the world is a vivid and engaging narrative of the author's rendezvous with the butterflies and moths in particular, and nature in general