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From cave paintings to the latest Siberian finds, woolly mammoths have fascinated people across Europe, Asia, and North America for centuries. Remains of these enormous prehistoric animals were among the first fossils to be recognized as such, and they have played a crucial role in the birth and development of paleontology. In this lively, wide-ranging look at the fate of ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 2nd 2002 by University Of Chicago Press
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Apr 26, 2012 Nathan Cunningham rated it liked it
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I was conflicted as to what to rate this book. It started off great, but the last few chapters kind of lost my interest because I got really tired. All things considered, I feel okay with a rating of three stars. This book wasn't easy to read. But I learned a lot, and gained a greater understanding of and appreciation for paleontology as a science. There's a wealth of good information here, if you're willing to slog through the exposition.
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