Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age / Edition 1

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age / Edition 1

by Adrian Lister
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520261607

ISBN-13: 2900520261609

Pub. Date: 11/24/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

A dazzling visual record of one of Earth's most extraordinary species, this updated and revised edition of Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age integrates exciting new research to piece together the story of mammoths, mastodons, and their relatives, icons of the Ice Age. Incorporating recent genetic work, new fossil finds, new extinction theories, and more,

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A dazzling visual record of one of Earth's most extraordinary species, this updated and revised edition of Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age integrates exciting new research to piece together the story of mammoths, mastodons, and their relatives, icons of the Ice Age. Incorporating recent genetic work, new fossil finds, new extinction theories, and more, Mammoths is a captivating exploration of how these mighty creatures evolved, lived, and mysteriously disappeared. The book features a wealth of color illustrations that depict mammoths in their dramatic Ice Age habitats, scores of photographs of mammoth remains, and images of the art of prehistoric people who saw these animals in the flesh. Have you ever wondered what a Mammoth would look like in real life? Find out what a Mammoth would look like today and so much more in Mammoths.

Full of intriguing facts, boxed features, and clear graphics, Mammoths examines the findings, including intact frozen carcasses from Siberia and fossilized remains from South Dakota, California, England, France, and elsewhere that have provided clues to the mammoths' geographic range, body structure, way of life, and interactions with early humans. It is an enthralling story of paleontological, archaeological, and geological exploration and of the fascinating investigations of biologists, anthropologists, and art historians worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520261609
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
192

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jean M. Auel


Introduction
Origins
Mammoths Unearthed
The Natural History of Mammoths
Mammoths and Human Culture
Extinction

Glossary

Interpreting the Evidence
Maps of Mammoth Sites
Guide to Sites and Museums
Bibliography

Index
Acknowledgments

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