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The Call of Distant Mammoths

Why the Ice Age Mammals Disappeared

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 1-24
  3. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 25-48
  4. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 49-68
  5. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 69-88
  6. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 89-118
  7. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 119-166
  8. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 167-192
  9. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 193-202
  10. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 203-214
  11. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 215-220
  12. Peter D. Ward
    Pages 221-224
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 225-241

About this book


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.


Evolution Ice Age Mammoth Mastodon history of life mammals paleontology

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