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The Call of Distant Mammoths: Why the Ice Age Mammals Disappeared

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By: Peter D Ward

241 pages, B/w illus, figs

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #86369 | ISBN: 0387985727
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #67271 | ISBN: 0387949151
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From the author of The End of Evolution and On Methuselah's Trail this book recreates, in dramatic and colourful language, the global environment of the end of the last great Ice Age. The last of the great wholly mammoths existed on Wrangel Island thousands of years after their extinction elsewhere on Earth. Ward examines competing theories about the courses of the great extinction and considers in detail the role of human settlements on these events. An engaging exploration of the history of life and the importance of humanity as an evolutionary force.



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A fascinating book
by Elisabeth in UK
I really enjoyed this book. I am an OAP with limited scientific knowledge - O level in General Science in the '50s - but had no difficulty in following the reasoning because of the way it was expressed, even though it was a complicated subject.


Contents

The Time Machine.- Heart of Darkness.- When Worlds Collide.- The Once and Future Kingdoms.- Wheel of Fortune.- The Hunger.- The Kill Curve.- The Lost World.- Nevermore.- The Smoking Gun.- Afterword: 3001.

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