Annotations for Mammoths and Mastodons : Titans of the Ice Age


Baker & Taylor
Presents an introduction to the prehistoric elephantine species, describing their physical appearance, behavior, and theories about their extinction.

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Baker & Taylor
Provides information about the mammoths and mastodons that roamed the Earth for millions of years.

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Baker & Taylor
Published to coincide with an exhibit at the Field Museum of Chicago and based on a discovery of a frozen baby mammoth, an exploration of everyday life for the prehistoric elephantine species includes such topics as their diet and role in inspiring modern conservation efforts.

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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.
Exhibition schedule
Publication will coincide with the Field Museum exhibit Mammoths and Mastodons, which runs from March 5 through September 6 in Chicago and is then projected to tour up to 10 venues through 2014.

March 5-September 6, 2010: The Field Museum, Chicago
October 16, 2010-January 9, 2011: City TBA
November 25, 2011-April 15, 2012: City TBA
May 26-September 3, 2012: City TBA
October 13, 2012-January 13, 2013: Museum of Science, Boston
February 23-May 27, 2013: City TBA
May 10-September, 2014: City TBA

F&P level: V
F&P genre: I


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