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Frozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe: The Story of Blue Babe

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Frozen mammals of the Ice Age, preserved for millennia in the tundra, have been a source of fascination and mystery since their first discovery over two centuries ago. These mummies, their ecology, and their preservation are the subject of this compelling book by paleontologist Dale Guthrie. The 1979 find of a frozen, extinct steppe bison in an Alaskan gold mine allowed hi ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published October 15th 1989 by University Of Chicago Press
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David Mccracken
Sep 04, 2016 David Mccracken rated it really liked it
Dry in parts, but ultimately an engrossing story of both the bison discovery in 1979 near Fairbanks and the analysis around its life and times. Definitely an academic book, in that several sections are devoted to arguing with other scientists over different aspects of the "Mammoth Steppe". Given the timeframe of the author's career (book written in 1989), it is fun to see a look into an academic field that involved intensive US-Soviet interaction during the Cold War.

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Josestevan Villalobos
this book was very thriller like it was about the mamoths that were found in ice i think its allsome how you kan find a spicies like this i gues thats why i was so in to it it was reallly just about the encouter ments and to see how these hudge animals survived back then we new ther body type big and sculpterde and that they will have thik hair because it was so cold there good edventure book
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