192 pages, Col photos, illus, maps
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 captivating exploration of how these mighty creatures evolved, lived, and mysteriously disappeared.
The book features a wealth of colour illustrations that depict mammoths in their dramatic Ice Age habitats, scores of photographs of mammoth remains, and images of the art of prehistoric people who saw these animals in the flesh. Full of intriguing facts, boxed features, and clear graphics, Mammoths examines the findings - including intact frozen carcasses from Siberia and fossilized remains from South Dakota, California, England, France, and elsewhere - that have provided clues to the mammoths' geographic range, body structure, way of life, and interactions with early humans. It is an enthralling story of paleontological, archaeological, and geological exploration and of the fascinating investigations of biologists, anthropologists, and art historians worldwide.
An excellent study in the natural history of an extinct group of animals. It is a work of scientific scholarship written for the general reader and is a highly recommended addition to the library of any Ice Age enthusiast. PRS Well presented with numerous excellent photographs, drawings and diagrams and will no doubt appeal to younger readers though it's certainly not a book aimed at children! the general reader will learn much about these marvelous animals. University of Bristol Spelaeological Society A lavishly produced book, with immaginative colour reconstructions, diagrams and photographs, all updated since it was originally published in 1994. It is an excellent buy for adults and children alike, who want to know more about one of the giants of our prehistoric past. British Museum magazine There must be some reservations about any book that claims to be definitive, but in this case the surprising thing is not the amount of information that the authors have packed in alongside the many illustrations, but the fact that the text and presentation is so very engaging. Descent
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Paul Bahn is a distinguished archaeologist and writer and broadcaster on archaeology. In 2003 and 2004 he led the team that discovered the decorated Ice Age caves of Creswell Crags. Recent publications include The Penguin Dictionary of Archaeology, OUP's Short Introduction to Archaeology and The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology. His Cave Art will be published by Frances Lincoln in October 2007. Adrian Lister is Professor of Palaeobiology at University College London and an honorary researcher at the Natural History Museum. 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. Jean M. Auel is the international best-selling author of the Earth's Children series, which includes The Clan of the Cave Bear and The Mammoth Hunters.