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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)
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Rossdavidh
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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.
Sandra
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 Some of the info about early humans is outdated, but mammoth info seems right.
Jen
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
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Bob
Dec 30, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is outdated now, howeveer the photos of cave are and especially prehistoric ivory carvings are beautiful. a fascinating book.
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Great mommoth resource.
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