Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

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Frances Lincoln Limited, Oct 1, 2007 - Hunting and gathering societies - 192 pages
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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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User Review  - Darrol - 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - phoenixcomet - LibraryThing

An amazing book covering in readable detail the species known as mammoths. Not an evolutionary ancestor of elephants, but a separate evolutionary line, mammoths were amazing creatures similar to ... Read full review

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Adrian Lister is Research Leader in Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum and was previously Professor of Palaeobiology at University College, London. He contributes regularly to TV and radio programmes on palaeontology and evolution. He was also a consultant on the BBC TV series Walking with Beasts.

Paul G. Bahn obtained a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Cambridge and is an acknowledged expert on Ice Age cave art. He is the author and editor of several books on archaeology and resides in the U.K.

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