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Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A dazzling visual record of one of Earth's most extraordinary species, this updated and revised edition of Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age integrates exciting new research to piece together the story of mammoths, mastodons, and their relatives, icons of the Ice Age. Incorporating recent genetic work, new fossil finds, new extinction theories, and more, Mammoths is a captiv ...more
Hardcover, Revised Edition, 192 pages
Published November 20th 2007 by University of California Press (first published December 1994)
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Jen
If you are like me and think that mammoths (and other megafauna) are fascinating, this is a great book for you. Gorgeous illustrations, and everyting from the history of the major mammoth finds to natural history and ecology notes.

Things I had not known: the hyrax (a small rock-dwelling mouse type mammal) is the closest living relative to the mammoth other than elephants. (Determined via very specific similarities in the ear bones and joints, and then proven with DNA comparisons.) Manatees and
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David
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age by Adrian Lister and Paul Bahn (Frances Lincoln Ltd. 2007) (569.67) is a fantastic glimpse into the life and times of the mammoth during the Upper Paleolithic period. The author shares mind-boggling trivia. This is an excellent book on prehistoric times. My rating: 7.75/10, finished 9/9/13.
Jana
Fascinating in every detail, I have learned some interesting facts about mammoths. There are many photos in the book and I also like how the book compare some facts with the living elephants....If you are a big fan of neolithic fauna like me, I really recommend this book!!
Bob
This book is outdated now, howeveer the photos of cave are and especially prehistoric ivory carvings are beautiful. a fascinating book.
Donna
Great mommoth resource.
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