Ice Age Mammals of North America: A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre
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Ice Age Mammals of North America: A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre

by Ian M. Lange
     
 

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Colorfully illustrated descriptions of strange and marvelous beasts form the heart of Ice Age Mammals of North America. You'll learn about the geologic events that led to the ice ages, along with possible causes for the mass extinctions of so many species. Fun sidebars explore such topics as the enormous size of some Ice Age animals and how DNA analysis is

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Colorfully illustrated descriptions of strange and marvelous beasts form the heart of Ice Age Mammals of North America. You'll learn about the geologic events that led to the ice ages, along with possible causes for the mass extinctions of so many species. Fun sidebars explore such topics as the enormous size of some Ice Age animals and how DNA analysis is revolutionizing our knowledge of them. You'll even discover sites where you can view remains of these fascinating creatures today.

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This engaging introduction to ice age mammals for general readers and students with little scientific background describes the geologic events that led to the ice ages and looks at the possible causes for the mass extinctions of so many species. Side bars explore interesting topics like the enormous size of some Ice Age animals and the role of DNA analysis in the study of these beasts. B&w photos of bones and digs, and color illustrations of animals, are included, as well as a list of selected museum and fossil sites. Lange is a retired professor and economic geologist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878424030
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
1,370,977
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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