Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
Frances Lincoln Limited, Oct 25, 2007 - Hunting and gathering societies - 192 pages
Vital to the survival of Ice Age man, mammoths developed almost in tandem with humans before dying out around 4,000 years ago. Cousins rather than ancestors of the elephant, they roamed the earth from Africa and North America to the frozen north, where their remains are now most commonly found. A wealth of spectacular discoveries have shed new light on these Ice Age giants. This new edition includes the latest research and details of recent discoveries from California to Siberia. Lavish illustrations and copious photographs bring these astonishing creatures vividly to life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
A very well illustrated summary of what is known about Mammoths (although a few of the illustrations are poorly designed with respect to the trough that goes down the middle of an open book). I would have liked a little more technical detail about the differences between Mammoth species, but this may have been more suited to a different book. The authors seem to discount (rightly?) the idea that humans caused the extinction of mammoths, but they also point out the limitations of the arguments from climate change. I would love to know more about the interaction of humans and mammoths. I would also like to know more details about the full range of mammoths fossil deposits. But again, this would have required a much bigger and more difficult book. This volume provides a very enjoyable introduction to these creatures.
Review: Mammoths: Giants of the Ice AgeUser Review - Goodreads
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age by Adrian Lister and Paul Bahn (Frances Lincoln Ltd. 2007) (nonfiction - history) is a fantastic glimpse into the life and times of the mammoth during the Upper ...