Sabertooth [NOOK Book]

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With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What?s more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for ...

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Overview

With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What’s more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for specialists. What did they look like? How did they use their spectacular canine teeth? And why did they finally go extinct? In this visual and intellectual treat of a book, Mauricio Antón tells their story in words and pictures, all scrupulously based on the latest scientific research. The book is a glorious wedding of science and art that celebrates the remarkable diversity of the life of the not-so-distant past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253010490
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Life of the Past
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 1,298,636
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Mauricio Antón has painted paleo murals for the Sabadell Museum in Spain, the Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the American Museum of Natural History. He has coauthored and illustrated numerous books, including Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History; The National Geographic Book of Prehistoric Mammals; Evolving Eden; Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids; and The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. What is a Sabertooth?
2. The Ecology of Sabertooths
3. A "Who's Who" of Sabertooths
4. Sabertooths as Living Predators
5. Extinctions
Suggested Reading
Index

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    Posted November 1, 2013

    I would like to review this book, but unfortunately, it wasn´t r

    I would like to review this book, but unfortunately, it wasn´t released. It has been postponed undefinitely, so it seems. Probably a Publisher issue, I hope.

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