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Biohistory of the Mascarenes

Science  15 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5891, pp. 913-914
DOI: 10.1126/science.1162110

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Lost Land of the Dodo. By Anthony Cheke and Julian Hume. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2008. 480 pp. $55. ISBN 9780300141863. T & AD Poyser (A&C Black), London. £45. ISBN 9780713665444.

In this detailed consideration of the extinctions that followed the human arrival on the Mascarene Islands (Indian Ocean), the authors describe the complex manner in which the island ecosystems unraveled.