Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age” as Want to Read:
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  8 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 November 1st 1994)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mammoths, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mammoths

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.96  · 
Rating details
 ·  52 ratings  ·  8 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: black
Mammoths, and the similar and closely related mastodons, were a big part of early human life. Early humans built shelters out of their bones, drew pictures of them on the walls of caves, and at least occasionally hunted them for food. Early humans thought about mammoths a lot. Then, after having survived for millions of years, through ice age and thaw and ice age and thaw, they vanished, from every continent on the earth where they once had lived. You and I missed seeing a live mammoth by only a ...more
Tom Johnson
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
a goldilocks book - not too heavy - not too light. Only 14,000 years ago (or less) these giants became extinct in Wisconsin, what a sight that must have been. When I was a kid I loved this type of book - Now we are dooming our last land giants, the elephant and rhino. worse, we are managing to threaten our own survival. Such superior animals we are. Hard to have much faith in a people who would choose a manifestly unfit imbecile to lead them -
David Ward
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Lots of great info, learned a lot. Some of the info about early humans is outdated, but mammoth info seems right.
Oct 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, 2010
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
Dec 30, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is outdated now, howeveer the photos of cave are and especially prehistoric ivory carvings are beautiful. a fascinating book.
Jan 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great mommoth resource.
Miss Kimberly Ruth Leman
rated it it was amazing
Mar 04, 2018
rated it liked it
Jun 08, 2012
Daniel Meltzer
rated it liked it
Aug 20, 2007
rated it it was amazing
Dec 01, 2017
rated it really liked it
Mar 15, 2011
Andy Wood
rated it liked it
Mar 03, 2010
rated it it was amazing
Jan 14, 2016
Stalker Royalstream
rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2019
rated it really liked it
Jul 10, 2019
rated it liked it
Jul 07, 2014
rated it really liked it
Nov 02, 2016
Stephen Inkpen
rated it it was amazing
Sep 25, 2014
rated it really liked it
Jul 30, 2015
rated it really liked it
Oct 18, 2014
Nathan Everson
rated it really liked it
Sep 13, 2016
John Delmonte
rated it it was amazing
Jun 13, 2014
judith king
rated it it was amazing
Mar 25, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2011
rated it really liked it
Aug 01, 2012
rated it liked it
Feb 16, 2012
rated it did not like it
Apr 22, 2008
rated it did not like it
May 28, 2019
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »