Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science

Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science

by John J. McKay

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681774244
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 593,637
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John J. McKay has a Master’s in History from the University of Washington. A technical writer by trade, he is the "Mammoth Guy" by vocation, and his remarkable archival research, lively wit and passion for extinct proboscideans is well known to the scientific community. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where people appreciate a good mammoth. Visit him at mammothtales.blogspot.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Giants and Unicorns 1

2 The Ivory Trail 41

3 Eastern Travelers 59

4 The Swedes 85

5 Academies and Journals 101

6 The American Cousin 131

7 Siberia and Paris 153

8 The First Great Mammoth 177

Afterword 203

Acknowledgments 209

Notes 211

Bibliography 221

Index 235

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