By Steven M. Goodman, William L. Jungers, Velizar Simeonovski
In Extinct Madagascar, famous scientists Steven M. Goodman and William L. Jungers discover the new previous of those land animal extinctions. starting with an advent to the geologic and ecological historical past of Madagascar that offers context for the evolution, diversification, and, every so often, speedy decline of the Malagasy fauna, Goodman and Jungers then search to recapture those extinct mammals of their environs. Aided of their quest by way of artist Velizar Simeonovski’s appealing and haunting electronic paintingsimages of either person species and environment assemblages reproduced the following in complete colorGoodman and Jungers reconstruct the lives of those misplaced animals and hint their relationships to these nonetheless living.
released along side an exhibition of Simeonovski’s art set to open on the box Museum, Chicago, within the fall of 2014, Goodman and Jungers’s awe-inspiring booklet will serve not just as a sobering reminder of the very actual danger of extinction, but additionally as a gorgeous tribute to Madagascar’s biodiversity and a catalyst for additional examine and conservation.