Books

There are many books which cover the topics of recent extinctions, rediscoveries, . Some are concerned only with a single taxonomic group (e.g. birds), while others are concerned with a limited geographical area (e.g. New Zealand), and others still are about a single species or subspecies (e.g. Caribbean monk seal). 

Books marked with '*' are about (sub)species now believed to be extinct, but which were alive at the time of writing.

Books marked with '#' are in my personal collection, and hence I can field inquiries about their content. If you want a particular reference, etc.

 

Previous Mass Extinctions

Archibald, J. David. (1996). Dinosaur Extinction and the End of an Era: What the Fossils Say (The Critical Moments and Perspectives in Earth History Series). Columbia University Press. 256 pp.

Benton, Michael J. (2008). When life nearly died: the greatest mass extinction of all time. London: Thames and Hudson. 336 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Elewa, Ashraf M. T. (ed.). (2008). Mass Extinction. Germany: Springer. 252 pp.

Erwin, Douglas H. (2008). Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago. Princeton University Press.

Erwin, Douglas H. (2015). Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago (Princeton Science Library series). Princeton University Press. 320 pp.

MacLeod, Norman. (2013). The great extinctions: what causes them and how they shape life. London: Natural History Museum. 208 pp.

McGhee, George R. (1996). The Late Devonian Mass Extinction: The Frasnian/Famennian Crisis. New York: Columbia University Press. 303 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

 

General

Balouet, J. C. and Alibert, E. (1990). Extinct Species of the World. New York: Barron's.

Ceballos, Gerardo, Ehrlich, Anne H. and Ehrlich, Paul R. (2015). The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. 208 pp.

Cheke, Anthony and Hume, Julian Pender. (2008). Lost Land of the Dodo. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 464 pp. #

Clode, Danielle. (2008). Prehistoric Giants: The Megafauna of Australia. Carlton South: Museum of Victoria. 72 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press. #

Day, David. (1989). The Encyclopaedia of Vanished Species. Mclaren Pub. 288 pp. # [US title 'Vanished Species', reprinted in 2007 by Silverleaf Press]

Flannery, Timothy and Schouten, Peter. (2001). A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals. Text Publishing. [there was also a US edition of this book, and possibly others] #

Fuller, Errol. (2013). Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record. London: Bloomsbury Press. 256 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Gerlach, Justin. (2014). Extinct Animals of the British Isles. Self Published. [Available from Amazon]

Goodman, Steven M. et al. (2014). Extinct Madagascar: picturing the island's past. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 206 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Harington, C. R. (editor). (2003). Annotate Bibliography of Quaternary Vertebrates of Northern North America. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Hutchinson, Henry Neville. (1896). Extinct Monsters: A popular account of some of the larger forms of ancient animal life, fourth edition. London: Chapman & Hall.

Hutchinson, Henry Neville. (1911). Extinct monsters and creatures of other days: A popular account of some of the larger forms of ancient animal life. London: Chapman & Hall.

Levy, Sharon. (2013). Once and future giants: what Ice Age extinctions tell us about the fate of earth's largest animals. New York: Oxford University Press. 255 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Martin, Paul S. (2005). Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America. Berkeley: University of California Press. 250 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Martin, P. S. and Klein, R. G. (eds.). Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Ostende, Lars van den Hoek et al. (1999). Swift as a Shadow: Extinct and Endangered Animals. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 159 pp.

Piper, Ross. (2009). Extinct Animals: An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 228 pp.

Prothero, Donald R. and Williams, Mary P. Persis. (2016). Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 240 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Silverberg, Robert, and Hnizdovsky, Jacques (Illustrator). (1967). The Auk, the Dodo, and the Oryx: Vanished and Vanishing Creatures. Thomas Y. Crowell. 247 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. (editor). (2009). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press.

Vickers-Rich, P., Monaghan, J. M., Baird, R. F. and Rich, T. H. (1991). Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia. Lilydale, Victoria: Pioneer Design Studio, in co-operation with the Monash University Publications Committee, Melbourne. #

Vickers-Rich, P., Van-Tets, G. F. and Knight, F. (eds.). (1985). Kadimakara: Extinct vertebrates of Australia. Victoria, Australia: Pioneer Design Studio.

Webb, Steve. (2013). Corridors to Extinction and the Australian Megafauna. New York: Elsevier Science Publishers. 308 pp.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Holdaway, Richard N. (2002). The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric life of New Zealand. Indiana University Press: Bloomington (Indiana).

Young Jnr., Harold E. (2016). Stone Revelations of the Last Ice Age: Ancient Mid-Atlantic Relief Sculptures of Human Faces and Extinct Megafauna. Hardtrigger Ranch Publishing Company. 184 pp. [Available from Amazon]

Ziswiler, Vinzenz. (1965). Bedrohte un Ausgerottete Tiere. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag Berlin.

Ziswiler, Vinzenz. (1967). Extinct and Vanishing Animals (revised English edition, translated by Fred & Pille Bunnell). New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

 

Amphibians

General

Collins, James P. et al. (2008). Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline. New York: Oxford Univesity Press. 273 pp.

Moore, Robin. (2014). In search of lost frogs: the quest to find the world's rarest amphibians. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. 256 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509 pp. [my old website, Cubits.org appears in the acknowledgements section!]

Single species accounts

Tyler, M. J. (editor). (1983). The Gastric Brooding Frog. London and Canberra: Croom Helm. 176 pp. *

Tyler, Michael J. (1984). There's a Frog in My Mouth Stomach. Sydney: William Collins, 52 pp. * #

 

Birds

General

Angst, Delphine and Buffetaut, Eric. (Due October 2017). Palaeobiology of Extinct Giant Flightless Birds. ISTE Press.

Berentson, Quinn. (2012). Moa: the life and death of New Zealand's legendary bird. Nelson: Craig Potton Publishing. 300 pp.

Brewster, Barney. (1987). Te Moa: the life and death of New Zealand's unique bird. Nelson, N.Z.: Nelson Nikau Press. 64 pp.

Buick, Thomas Lindsay. (1937). The moa-hunters of New Zealand: Sportsmen of the Stone Age. T. Avery. 260 pp.

Ceballos, Gerardo, Ehrlich, Anne H. and Ehrlich, Paul R. (Due Oct. 2015). The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press. [pre-order here]

Dixon, Charles. (1898). Lost and vanishing birds: Being a record of some remarkable extinct species and a plea for some threatened forms. London: John Macqueen. 295 pp.

Ehrlich, Paul R. et al. (1992). Birds in jeopardy: the imperiled and extinct birds of the United States and Canada, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 259 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Forshaw, Joseph M. and Knight, Frank. (2017). Vanished and Vanishing Parrots: Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Fuller, Errol. (1987). Extinct Birds. New York & Oxford: Facts On File Publications. 256 pp. #

Fuller, Errol. (2000). Extinct Birds, second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 398 pp.

Garnett, Stephen (ed.). (1992). Threatened and Extinct Birds of Australia. RAOU Report Number 82. 212 pp. #

Garnett, Stephen (ed.). (1993). Threatened and Extinct Birds of Australia, second edition. RAOU Report Number 82. 212 pp.

Gill, Brian and Martinson, Paul. (1991). New Zealand’s Extinct Birds. Random Century New Zealand Ltd.

Greenway, James C. (1958). Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World. American Committee for International Wild Life Protection Special Publication, 13: x + 518 pages, 86 figures, 1 appendix.

Greenway, James C. (1967). Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World, second edition. New York: Dover Publications. #

Hachisuka, Masauji. (1953). The Dodo and kindred birds, or the extinct birds of the Mascarene Islands. London (UK): HF & G Witherby. 250 pp.

Halliday, Tim. (1978). Vanishing Birds: Their Natural History and Conservation. London: Sidgwick & Jackson. #

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. T & AD Poyser. # [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Hume, Julian Pender. (2017). Extinct Birds, 2nd edition. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Hutton, I. (1991). Birds of Lord Howe Island: Past and Present. Coffs Harbour, NSW: self published. #

McGrain, Todd. (2014). The Lost Bird Project. Hanover: University Press of New England. 85 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Murray, Peter F. and Vickers-Rich, Patricia. (2004). Magnificent Mihirungs: The colossal flightless birds of the Australian Dreamtime. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB] #

Rothschild, L. W. R. (1907). Extinct birds, an attempt to write in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, that is within the last six or seven hundred years: to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction. London: Hutchinson & Co. XXIX + 243 pp.

Schodde, R., Fullagar, P. and Hermes, N. (1983). A review of Norfolk Island birds: past and present. Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra. #

Spittle, Bruce. (2010). Moa sightings, Volumes 1-3. Dunedin: Paua Press. 448 pp. x3. [Chapter 1]

Spittle, Bruce. (2015). Sir George Grey and the Moa. Dunedin: Paua Press. 96 pp.

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University Of Chicago Press. 594 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Stoutenberg, Adrien. (1967). A Vanishing Thunder: Extinct and Threatened American Birds. The Natural History Press.

Strickland, Hugh Edwin and Melville, Alexander Gordon. (1848). The dodo and its kindred: Or the history, affinities, and osteology of the dodo, solitaire, and other extinct birds of the islands Mauritius, Rodriguez and Bourbon. London (UK): Reeve, Benham & Reeve. viii, 141 pp.

Taylor, Sue. (2012). John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia. Canberra: National Library of Australia. 247 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Tennyson, Alan and Martinson, Paul. (2006). Extinct Birds of New Zealand. Te Papa Press. 160 pp.

Walther, Michael (author) and Hume, Julian Pender (illustrator). (2016). Extinct Birds of Hawai'i. Mutual Publishing. 256 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Wolfe, Richard. (2004). Moa: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of a Giant Bird. Penguin Global. 250 pp.

 

Single species accounts

Avery, Mark. (2014). A Message from Martha: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and Why it Still Matters. London: Bloomsbury Publishers. 304 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Bales, Stephen L. (2010). Ghost Birds: Jim Tanner and the Quest for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, 1935-1941. Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press.

Ballance, Alison. (2010). Kakapo: Rescued from the Brink of Extinction. Nelson: Craig Potton Publishing. 215 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Butler, David. (1989). Quest for the Kakapo. Birkenhead, Auckland: Heinemann Reed. 136 pp.

Cemmick, David and Veitch, Dick. (1987). Kakapo Country. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.

Chilton, Glen. (2009). The Curse of the Labrador Duck: My Obsessive Quest to the Edge of Extinction. New York: Simon & Schuster. 305 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB] #

Crofford, E. (1989). Gone Forever: The Great Auk. New York: Crestwood House.

Den Hengst, Jan. (2003). The Dodo: the bird that drew the short straw. Marum: Art Revisited, 119 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Estrada, Alberto R. (2014). Looking for the Ivory-billed-Woodpecker in Eastern Cuba. Self published. [Available from Amazon]

Fuller, Errol. (1999). The Great Auk. Self published, Southborough, Kent, UK.

Fuller, Errol. (2002). Dodo: From extinction to icon. London (UK): Collins. 192 pp. # [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Fuller, Errol. (2003). The Great Auk: The Extinction of the Original Penguin. Boston, Massachusetts: Bunker Hill Publishing. 48 pp. #

Fuller, Errol. (2014). The Passenger Pigeon. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 192 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Gallagher, Tim. (2005). The grail bird: hot on the trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Boston, Massachussetts: Houghton Mifflin.

Gallagher, Tim. (2013). Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre. New York: Atria Books. 277 pp.

Gaskell, Jeremy. (2000). Who Killed the Great Auk? New York: Oxford University Press, 227 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB] #

Gehrman, Elizabeth. (2012). Rare birds: the extraordinary tale of the Bermuda petrel and the man who brought it back from extinction. Boston: Beacon Press. 240 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Greenberg, Joel. (2014). A feathered river across the sky: the Passenger pigeon's flight to extinction. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. 289 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Grieve, Symington. (1885). The Great Auk, or Garefowl (Alca impennis, Linn.): its history, archaeology, and remains. London: Thomas C. Jack. 141 pp. [540 pp.?]

Grihault, Alan. (2005). Dodo: the bird behind the legend. Port Louis (Mauritius): Imprimerie & Papeterie Commerciale. 171 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Grihault, Alan. (2007). Solitaire: the Dodo of Rodrigues Island. Mauritius: Self published. 117 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Hamel, P. B. (1986). Bachman's Warbler: A Species in Peril. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Hill, Geoffrey E. (2007). Ivorybill Hunters: The Search For Proof in a Flooded Wilderness. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 260 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Jackson, Jerome A. (2004). In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Smithsonian Books, Washington DC. [This first edition of the book was published before the supposed rediscovery of this species in 2005]

Jackson, Jerome A. (2006). In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, second edition. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. 322 pp. [Smithsonian Books?] #

Juniper, Tony. (2002). Spix's Macaw: the Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird. New York: Atria. 287 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

LaBastille, Anne. (1991). Mama Poc: An Ecologist's Account of the Extinction of a Species. W. W. Norton and Company. 320 pp.

Lee, W. G. and Jamieson, I. G. (eds.). (2001). The Takahe: Fifty Years of Conservation Management and Research. Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, Dunedin.

Olsen, Penny. (2007). Glimpses of Paradise: The Quest for the Beautiful Parrakeet. Canberra, ACT: National Library of Australia. # [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Parish, Jolyon C. (2013). The Dodo and the Solitaire: a natural history. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 406 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Phillips, W. J. (1963). The Book of the Huia. Christchurch, New Zealand: Whitecombe & Tombes. 159 pp.

Pickering, J. (2010). The Oxford Dodo: The sad story of the ungainly bird that became an Oxford icon. Oxford University Museum of Natural History. 32 pp.

Powell, Alvin. (2008). The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird: The Discovery and Death of the Po'ouli. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books. 280 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Snyder, Noel F. R. et al. (2009). The Travails of Two Woodpeckers: Ivory-Bills and Imperials. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 170 pp.

Tanner, James T. (1942). The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Research Report No. 1. New York: National Audubon Society. [reprinted in 1966 by Dover Publications according to James C. Greenway Jr.]

Wissen, B. van (ed.). (1995). Dodo Raphus cucullatus. Amsterdam (The Netherlands): Zoölogisch Museum, Amsterdam University. 102 pp.

 

Fish

General

Goldschmidt, Tijs. (1996). Darwin's Dreampond: Drama on Lake Victoria. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

 

Humans

Boaz, Noel T. and Ciochon, Russell L. (2004). Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice-Age Saga of Homo erectus. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 264 pp.

Finlayson, Clive. (2004). Neanderthals and Modern Humans: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 265 pp.

Finlayson, Clive (2009). The Humans Who Became Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and We Survived. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 278 pp.

Gilbert, W. Henry and Asfaw, Berhane (eds.). (2008). Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. 480 pp.

Hennenberg, Maciej and Schofield, John. (2008). The Hobbit Trap: Money, Fame, Science and the Discovery of a 'New Species'. Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 176 pp. [Available from Wakefield Press]

Jordan, Paul. (2000). Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man and the Story of Human Origins. Sutton Publishing. 256 pp.

Jordan, Paul. (2001). Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man and the Story of Human Origins. The History Press.

Morwood, Mike J. and van Oosterzee, Penny. (2007). A New Human: The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the "Hobbits" of Flores, Indonesia. Washington DC: Smithsonian Books. 272 pp.

Pääbo, Svante. (2014). Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes. Basic Books. 288 pp.

Papagianni, Dimitra and Morse, Michael A. (2015). The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (Revised and Updated Edition). Thames & Hudson. 208 pp.

Shipman, Pat. (2015). The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Belknap Press. 288 pp.

Shreeve, James. (1995). The Neandertal Enigma: Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins. William Morrow & Co. 369 pp.

Stringer, Christopher "Chris" B. (ed.). (1981). Aspects of Human Evolution. London: Taylor and Francis.

Stringer, Christopher "Chris" B., Barton, R. N. E. and Finlayson, J. C. (eds.). (2000). Neanderthals on the Edge: Papers from a Conference Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Forbes' Quarry Discovery, Gibraltar. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Stringer, Christopher "Chris" B. and Gamble, Clive. (1993). In Search of Neanderthals: Solving the Puzzle of Human Origins. London: Thames & Hudson. 248 pp.

Tattersall, Ian. (1996). The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success, and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives. Macmillan General Reference. 208 pp.

Trinkaus, Erik. (1983). The Shanidar Neandertals. New York: Academic Press.

Trinkaus, Erik and Shipman, Pat. (1993). The Neandertals: Changing the Image of Mankind. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 478 pp.

Trinkaus, Erik and Shipman, Pat. (1994). The Neandertals: Of Skeletons, Scientists, and Scandal. New York: Vintage Books. [reprint edition, with changed subtitle]

Walker, A. and Leakey, Richard (eds.). (1993). The Nariokotome Homo erectus Skeleton. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Harvard University Press.

 

Invertebrates

Fitzpatrick, J.F., Jr. (1983). How to Know the Freshwater Crustacea. The Pictured Key Nature Series. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Co. Publishers. 227 pp. [cited as an authority on the extinction of several crustaceans]

Lockwood, Jeffrey A. (2004). Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier. New York, USA: Basic Books. [Melanoplus spretus, the Rocky Mountain locust]

Wilkinson, Rick. (2014). Return of the Phasmid: Australia's rarest insect fights back from the brink of extinction. Hamilton Central: Media Dynamics. 150 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

 

Mammals (non-human)

General

Allen, Glover Morrill. (1942). Extinct and vanishing mammals of the Western Hemisphere with the marine species of all the oceans. New York, N.Y.: American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Special Publications 11: 1-620.

Anton, Mauricio. (2013).  Sabertooth. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 243 pp.

Ceballos, Gerardo, Ehrlich, Anne H. and Ehrlich, Paul R. (2015). The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Croft, D. A. (2016). Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys: The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. xii+ 304 pp.

Dalquest, W. W. and Schultz, Gerald E. (1992). Ice Age Mammals of Northwestern Texas. Midwestern State Univ. 309 pp.

Fariña, Richard A. et al. (2013). Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 436 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Flannery, Timothy, Kendall, Paula and Wynn-Moylan, Karen. (1990). Australia's Vanishing Mammals: Endangered and Extinct Native Species. Sydney:  RD Press. 192 pp.

Ford, Fred. (2014). John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Mammals of Australia. Canberra: National Library of Australia. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Harper, Francis. (1945). Extinct and Vanishing Mammals of the Old World. New York, N.Y.: American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Special Publications 12: 1-850. [low quality PDF, 68 MB; high quality PDF, 106 MB]

Haynes, Gary. (1991). Mammoths, Mastodonts, and Elephants: Biology, Behavior and the Fossil Record. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 413 pp.

Johnson, Chris. (2006). Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50,000 Year History. Port Melbourne, Sydney: Cambridge University Press. 278 pp.

Kurtén, Björn. (1968). Pleistocene Mammals of Europe. Chicago: Aldine Transaction. viii + 320 pp.

Kurtén, Björn and Anderson, Elaine. (1980). Pleistocene Mammals of North America. Columbia University Press. 442 pp.

McKay, John J. (2017). Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science. Norton. 224 pp.

McNamara, Ken and Murray, Peter. (2010). Prehistoric Mammals. Perth: Western Australian Museum. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Naples, Virginia L. et al. (2011). Other Saber-tooths: Scimitar-tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 236 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Prideaux, Gavin J. (2004). Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 146: i-xviii, 1-623.

Taboada, Gilberto Silva, Duque, William Suárez and Franco, Stephen Díaz. (2007). Compendio de los mamíferos terrestres autóctonos de Cuba vivientes y extinguidos (rough translation: Compendium of indigenous Cuban land mammals both living and extinct). La Habana, Cuba: Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 466 pp.

van der Greer, Alexandra et al. (2010). Evolution of Island Mammals: adaptation and extinction of placental mammals on islands. London: John Wiley and Sons. 480 pp.

Woinarski, John, Burbidge, Andrew and Harrison, Peter. (2014). The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 1056 pp.

 

Single species accounts

Ando, M. (2008). The Japanese otter - lessons from its extinction. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press. 233pp. [in Japanese]

Anthony, Lawrence and Spence, Graham. (2012). The last rhinos: my battle to save one of the world's greatest creatures. New York: Thomas Dunne Books. 327 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Bailey, Col. (2001). Tiger Tales: Stories of the Tasmanian Tiger. Sydney: HarperCollins. xii + 164 pp.

Bailey, Col. (2013). Shadow of the Thylacine: One Man's Epic Search for the Tasmanian Tiger. Scoresby: Five Mile Press. 295 pp.

Bailey, Col. (2016). Lure of the Thylacine: True Stories and Legendary Tales of the Tasmanian Tiger. Echo Publishing. 227 pp. [Available from Amazon]

Barnaby, David. (1996). Quaggas and Other Zebras. Plymouth: Bassett Publications.

Beresford, Quentin and Bailey, Gary. (1981). Search for the Tasmanian Tiger. Hobart, Tasmania: Blubber Head Press. 54 pp.

Brown, David E. (1985). The Grizzly in the Southwest: Documentary of an Extinction. University of Oklahoma Press. 280 pp.

Dixon, Joan M. (1991). The Thylacine – Tasmania's tiger. Melbourne: Museum of Victoria.

Epting, Charles. (2010). Remembering A Species: A History Of The Caribbean Monk Seal In Captivity. Self Published.

Freeman, Carol. (2010). Paper Tiger: A Visual History of the Thylacine. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers.

Freeman, Carol. (2014). Paper Tiger: How Pictures Shaped the Thylacine (revised edition). Hobart: Forty South Publishing. 224 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Gilroy, Rex and Gilroy, Heather. (2017). The Thylacine - Its History and Sightings. Uru Publications. 216 pp. [Available from Lulu]

Green, Tamara. (1996). The Quagga (The Extinct Species Collection). Gareth Stevens Pub. 24 pp.

Guiler, Eric Rowland. (1985). Thylacine: The tragedy of the Tasmanian Tiger. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Guiler, Eric Rowland. (1991). The Tasmanian Tiger in Pictures. Hobart, Tasmania: St David's Park Publishing.

Guiler, Eric Rowland and Godard, Philippe. (1998). Tasmanian Tiger: A Lesson to be Learnt. Perth, Western Australia: Abrolhos Publishing. # [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Hairr, John. (2011). Caribbean Monk Seals: Lost Seals of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Coachwhip Publications, 198 pp.

Heath, Alan. (2014). Thylacine: Confirming Tasmanian Tigers Still Exist. Fremantle, WA: Vivid Publishing. 124 pp. [Available from Amazon] #

Jachowski, David S. (2014). Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black-footed Ferret. Berkeley: University of California Press. 241 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Jordan, Adye M. (1987). The Tiger Man, The Thylacine - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; My Study and Findings. Hobart, Tasmania: Wordswork Express. 95 pp.

Lang, Rebecca (ed.). (2014). The Tasmanian Tiger: Extinct or Extant? Strange Nation Publishing. 186 pp. [Available from Amazon]

Mansergh, I. M. and Broome, L. S. (1994). The Mountain Pygmy-possum of the Australian Alps. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 114 pp.

Maynard, David and Gordon, Tammy. (2014). Tasmanian tiger: precious little remains. Launceston: Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. 127 pp. # [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Mittelbach, Margaret and Crewdson, Michael. (2006). Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger. Random House. 319 pp.

Moeller, H. F. (1997). Der Beutelwolf: Thylacinus Cynocephalus. Magdeburg, Germany: Wesarp Wissenschaften. 195 pp.

Mol, Dick, Wilrie van Logchem, Kees van Hooijdonk and Remie Bakker. (2008). The Saber-toothed cat of the North Sea. Norg: DrukWare. 159 pp.

Owen, David. (2003). Thylacine: The Tragic Tale of the Tasmanian Tiger. Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen & Unwin. #

Paddle, Robert. (2000). The Last Tasmanian Tiger: The History and Extinction of the Thylacine. Oakleigh, Victoria: Cambridge University Press. #

Pimentel, Juan and Mason, Peter. (2017). The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: an Essay in Natural History. New Haven: Harvard University Press. 324 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Robinson, A. C. and Young, M. C. (1983). The Toolache Wallaby Macropus greyi Waterhouse. Department of Environment and Planning Special Publications No. 2. Department of Environment and Planning, Adelaide.

Rolland, Will. (1997). The Tasmanian Tiger: The Elusive Thylacine (Picture Roo Book Series). Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press.

Rolland, Will. (2002). (Rev. ed.). The Tasmanian Tiger: The Elusive Thylacine. Howrah, Tasmania: Book Agencies of Tasmania.

Slee, Sid. (1987). The Haunt of the Marsupial Wolf. Bunbury, WA: South West Printing and Publishing Company.

Smith, Steven J. (1981). The Tasmanian Tiger - 1980: A report on an investigation of the current status of the thylacine Thylacinus cynocephalus, funded by the World Wildlife Fund. Hobart, Australia: National Parks and Wildlife Service. 133 pp.

Spreen, Reiner. (2016). Monument voor de quagga. Uitgeverij Fusilli. [in Dutch]

Storer, T. J. and Tevis, L. P. Jr. (1955). California Grizzly. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. 335pp.

Terry, Edward "Ned" Vincent. (2005). Tasmanian tiger: Thylacinus cynocephalus: alive & well. Dairy Plains, Tasmania: Self published. ix + 142 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2008). Witness to Extinction: How We Failed to Save the Yangtze River Dolphin. New York: Oxford University Press. 234 pp.

Twigger, Robert. (2003). The Extinction Club: A Tale of Deer, Lost Books, and a Rather Fine Canary Yellow Sweater. New York: Harper Perennial. 222 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Vuure, C. van. (2003). De Oeros - Het spoor terug, Cis van Vuure, Wageningen University and Research Centrum / Ministry of the Flemish Community, Brussels & Wageningen.

Vuure, C. van. (2005). Retracing the Aurochs: History, Morphology and Ecology of an Extinct Wild Ox. Pensoft Publishers. Sofia-Moscow.

Walker, Brett L. (2008). The Lost Wolves of Japan. University of Washington Press. 360 pp. [about both extinct Japanese wolves]

Walker, John Frederick. (2002). A certain curve of horn: the hundred-year quest for the giant Sable antelope of Angola. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. 477 pp.

Woutersen, Kees. (2012). El Bucardo de los Pirineos. Huesca, Spain: Kees Woutersen Publicaciones. 208 pp. [sample pages]

 

Plants

General

Briggs, J. and Leigh, J. (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants. Melbourne: CSIRO. 466 pp.

Hopper, Stephen D., van Leeuwun, Stephen, Brown, Andrew and Patrick, Susan. (1990). Western Australia's Endangered Flora and Other Plants Under Consideration for Declaration. Wanneroo: Dept. of Conservation and Land Management, W.A. Wildlife Research Centre.

Koopowitz, Harold and Kaye, Hilary. (1983). Plant extinction: a global crisis. Washington, DC: Stone Wall Press. 239 pp.

Koopowitz, Harold and Kaye, Hilary. (1990). Plant extinction: a global crisis. London: Christopher Helm. x + 208 pp.

Leigh, J., Boden, R. and Briggs, J. (1984). Extinct and Endangered Plants of Australia. Melbourne: MacMillan. 370 pp. #

 

Reptiles

Gerlach, Justin. (2004). Giant tortoises of the Indian Ocean: the Genus Dipsochelys inhabiting the Seychelles Islands and the extinct giants of Madagascar and Mascarenes. Frankfurt: Edition Chimaira. 208 pp.

Molnar, R. E. (2004). Dragons in the Dust: The palaeobiology of the Giant Monitor Lizard Megalania. Indiana: Indiana University Press. 210 p.

Nicholls, Henry. (2006). Lonesome George: the life and loves of a conservation icon. London: Macmillan, 231 pp. [functionally extinct at the time of writing]

Pritchard, Peter C. H. (2012). Rafetus, The Curve of Extinction: The Story of the Giant Softshell Turtle of the Yangtze and Red Rivers. Living Art Publishing. 174 pp. [Available from Amazon]

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509 pp.

Stanford, Craig B. (2010). The last tortoise: a tale of extinction in our lifetime. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. 210 pp. [functionally extinct at the time of writing]

 

Fictional Works

Cameron, Claire. (2017). The Last Neanderthal: A Novel. Little, Brown and Company. 288 pp.

 

(Formerly) Extinct in the Wild

Walters, Mark Jerome. (2006). Seeking the Sacred Raven: Politics and Extinction on a Hawaiian Island. Island Press. 293 pp. [304 pp.?] [Corvus hawaiiensis, the ‘Alalā or Hawaiian crow]

 

Cloning, De-Extinction and Rewilding

O'Connor, M. R. (2015). Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things. South Melbourne: Affirm Press. 266 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Shapiro, Beth. (2016). How to Clone a Mammoth: the Science of De-extinction. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 240 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]

Stone, Richard. (2002). Mammoth: the resurrection of an ice age giant. London: Harper Collins Publishers. 256 pp. [Available from Andrew Isles NHB]