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Great Extinctions of the Past
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791090493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9049-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 500
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 72


Great Extinctions of the Past traces the rise and fall of prehistoric species, includes discussion about the time-honored and often-challenged theories about the five biggest extinctions, and raises questions about whether we are heading toward another mass extinction today.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Randi Mehling is the author of several nonfiction science and health books for young readers, including three titles for Chelsea House. She is a published poet and essayist and holds a master's degree in public health.

Reviews and Awards

“…highly informative, enjoyable…clear…sophisticated yet readable…would be a useful addition to any middle-school library and interesting to any student learning about geologic history.”

“…engaging…[a] worthy addition for libraries needing current information on these topics.”
School Library Journal

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