The Call of Distant Mammoths: Why the Ice Age Mammals Disappeared

The Call of Distant Mammoths: Why the Ice Age Mammals Disappeared

by Peter D. Ward, Peter D. Ward
     
 

Just 12,000 years ago - at the height of the last Ice Age - saber-toothed tigers, giant ground sloths, camels, hippos and the great herds of proboscideans: giant mastodons and mammoths, extinct relatives of the elephant, roamed the land where skyscrapers now stand. Why are these splendid creatures no longer with us? This compelling book explores the reasons for

Overview

Just 12,000 years ago - at the height of the last Ice Age - saber-toothed tigers, giant ground sloths, camels, hippos and the great herds of proboscideans: giant mastodons and mammoths, extinct relatives of the elephant, roamed the land where skyscrapers now stand. Why are these splendid creatures no longer with us? This compelling book explores the reasons for these extinctions and provides a tour of mass extinctions throughout earth's history, including the great comet crash that killed off the dinosaurs. Brilliantly written, The Call of Distant Mammoths is an engaging exploration of the history of life and the importance of humanity as an evolutionary force.

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"Carefully argued...an intelligent and compelling book." The Olympian (Seattle, WA)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387949154
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Copernicus Series
Edition description:
1997
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.04(d)

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