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Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeozoology & Extinctions

The Fate of the Mammoth Fossils, Myth and History

By: Claudine Cohen
297 pages, 23 b/w photos, 46 illus
The Fate of the Mammoth
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Provides an account of the mammoth, looking at its history in science, myth, and popular culture. Cohen uses the mammoth and the theories that naturalists constructed around it to illuminate wider isuues in the history of science, showing how changing views about a single object reveal the development of scientific methods, practices and ideas.

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Claudine Cohen teaches the history of science at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She is the author or coauthor of La Genese de Telliamed: Theorie de la terre et histoire naturelle a l'aube des Lumieres; Boucher de Perthes: Les Origines romantiques de la prehistoire, and L'Homme des origines: Savoirs et fictions en prehistoire. She is currently writing a new book about women in prehistory and preparing (with Andre Wakefield) the first English edition of Leibniz's Protogaea.
By: Claudine Cohen
297 pages, 23 b/w photos, 46 illus
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Some groping attempts to tell the history of paleontology through a mammoth's eyes have been made before, but only as a lick and promise, and largely by amateur enthusiasts with (perhaps) adequate knowledge of fossils, but little understanding of the subtleties or larger contexts in the history of science. But, in this truly pathbreaking book, the mammoth has finally met its match in Claudine Cohen. - from the Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould
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