Mammoths and Mastodons

Titans of the Ice Age


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Cheryl Bardoe


Mammoths and mastodons roamed the earth for more than a million years, and then suddenly went extinct. What was everyday life like for these colossal cousins of the modern elephant? What did they eat? How did they fit into their Ice Age landscape? Why did they disappear?

These questions and more are answered in this fascinating book that presents the latest research, drawing on the recent discovery of a fully frozen baby mammoth-which has allowed scientists to learn more than they ever could have known just from studying bones and fossils.

Profusely illustrated, Mammoths and Mastodons features photographs of archaeological digs, scientists at work in the field and in labs, and archival relics. Specially commissioned artwork also brings the story of mammoths and mastodons to life. The book includes a bibliography, a glossary, and an index.

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Weight 585 g
Dimensions 26.5 x 26.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 March 2010
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.5 x 26.3 cm
Weight 585 g


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Cheryl Bardoe is a former senior project manager of exhibitions at The Field Museum, Chicago. She is the author of Abrams' Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew PeasĀ and lives in Chicago.