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

Springer Science & Business Media, 1998 M10 9 - 241 páginas
Just 12,000 years ago - at the height of the last Ice Age - saber-toothed tigers, giant ground sloths, camels, hippos and the great herds of proboscideans: giant mastodons and mammoths, extinct relatives of the elephant, roamed the land where skyscrapers now stand. Why are these splendid creatures no longer with us? This compelling book explores the reasons for these extinctions and provides a tour of mass extinctions throughout earth's history, including the great comet crash that killed off the dinosaurs. Brilliantly written, The Call of Distant Mammoths is an engaging exploration of the history of life and the importance of humanity as an evolutionary force.

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A lucid and even handed attempt at explaining the disappearance of the Pleistocene mega fauna, although it was not able to dissuade me of the belief that these extinctions were human-caused. However ... Leer comentario completo

The call of distant mammoths: why the ice age mammals disappeared

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Until 10,000 years ago, many species of large mammals still flourished on earth: giant ground sloths and camels, sabre-toothed tigers, and bison and elk, as well as mammoths. Most of these mammals had ... Leer comentario completo

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