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Mammoths Mastodonts and Elephants

Author : Gary Haynes
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This study uses the ecology and behaviour of modern elephants to create models for reconstructing the life and death of extinct mammoths and mastodons.

Mammoths Mastodons and Elephants

Author : Gary Haynes
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Mastodons and Mammoths

Author : Judith Drumm
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Mammoths Mastodons and Man

Author : Robert Silverberg
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Describes how scientists pieced together information from fossil remains of mammoths and mastodons to trace the evolutionary processes of prehistoric man and animal.

Compilation report of mammoth and mastodons

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Prehistoric Proboscideans

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Deinotheriids, Gomphotheres, Mastodons, Prehistoric elephants, Mammoth, Deinotherium, Woolly mammoth, Dwarf elephant, American mastodon, West Runton Elephant, Deinotheriidae, Cuvieronius, Adams mammoth, Coats-Hines Site, Stegodon, Manis Mastodon Site, Straight-tusked Elephant, Moeritherium, Columbian Mammoth, Gomphotherium, Lyuba, Amebelodon, Island 35 Mastodon, Elephas celebensis, Steppe mammoth, Jarkov Mammoth, Cyprus Dwarf Elephant, Pygmy Mammoth, Hiscock Site, Anancus, Platybelodon, Elephas recki, Mammut raki, Mammuthus sungari, Imperial mammoth, Palaeoloxodon, Tetralophodon, Boaz mastodon, Stegomastodon, Mammutidae, Prodeinotherium, Mammuthus meridionalis, List of museums and colleges with mastodon fossils on display, Elephas falconeri, Chilgatherium, Barytherium, Eubelodon, Madelenian, Archaeobelodon, Sinomastodon, Rhynchotherium, Phiomia, Gnathabelodon, Palaeomastodon, Numidotherium, Stegodontidae, Zygolophodon, Anthracobunidae, Elephas mnaidriensis, Primelephas, Haplomastodon, Notiomastodon, Numidotheriidae, Pilgrimella, Eritreum, Phosphatherium, Indobune, Lammidhania, Daouitherium, Morrillia, Ishatherium, Anthracobune, Hsanotherium, Jozaria, Elephas namadicus, Elephas hysudricus, Nakusia, Serbelodon, Zygolophodon tapiroides, Mammuthus africanavus, Hemimastodon, Mammuthus subplanifrons, Stegodon florensis insularis, Paratetralophodon, Wenas Creek Mammoth, Stegolophodon, Stegotetrabelodon. Excerpt: The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), also called the tundra mammoth, is a species of mammoth. This animal is known from bones and frozen carcasses from northern North America and northern Eurasia with the best preserved carcasses in Siberia. They are perhaps the most well known species of mammoth. This mammoth species was first recorded in (possibly 150,000 years old) deposits of the second last glaciation...

American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the Pleistocene

Author : Gary Haynes
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The volume contains summaries of facts, theories, and unsolved problems pertaining to the unexplained extinction of dozens of genera of mostly large terrestrial mammals, which occurred ca. 13,000 calendar years ago in North America and about 1,000 years later in South America. Another equally mysterious wave of extinctions affected large Caribbean islands around 5,000 years ago. The coupling of these extinctions with the earliest appearance of human beings has led to the suggestion that foraging humans are to blame, although major climatic shifts were also taking place in the Americas during some of the extinctions. The last published volume with similar (but not identical) themes -- Extinctions in Near Time -- appeared in 1999; since then a great deal of innovative, exciting new research has been done but has not yet been compiled and summarized. Different chapters in this volume provide in-depth resumés of the chronology of the extinctions in North and South America, the possible insights into animal ecology provided by studies of stable isotopes and anatomical/physiological characteristics such as growth increments in mammoth and mastodont tusks, the clues from taphonomic research about large-mammal biology, the applications of dating methods to the extinctions debate, and archeological controversies concerning human hunting of large mammals.

When Mammoths Walked the Earth

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A meticulously researched, clear, and accessible book describes the physical characteristics, known habits, and fossil sites of mammoths--prehistoric animals closely related to the elephant.

In the Shadow of the Sabertooth

Author : Doug Peacock
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Our climate is changing fast. The future is uncertain, probably fiery, and likely terrifying. Yet shifting weather patterns have threatened humans before, right here in North America, when people first colonized this continent. About 15,000 years ago, the weather began to warm, melting the huge glaciers of the Late Pleistocene. In this brand new landscape, humans managed to adapt to unfamiliar habitats and dangerous creatures in the midst of a wildly fluctuating climate. What was it like to live with huge pack-hunting lions, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and gigantic short-faced bears, to hunt now extinct horses, camels, and mammoth? Are there lessons for modern people lingering along this ancient trail? The shifting weather patterns of today—what we call "global warming"—will far exceed anything our ancestors previously faced. Doug Peacock's latest narrative explores the full circle of climate change, from the death of the megafauna to the depletion of the ozone, in a deeply personal story that takes readers from Peacock's participation in an archeological dig for early Clovis remains in Livingston, MT, near his home, to the death of the local whitebark pine trees in the same region, as a result of changes in the migration pattern of pine beetles with the warming seasons.

The Living Elephants

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From the ancient origins of the proboscideans to the crisis of the living elephants, this book synthesizes the behavior, ecology and conservation of elephants, while covering also the history of human interactions with elephants. It is useful for biologists, field ecologists, wildlife administrators, historians, and conservationists.

Evolution

Author : Donald R. Prothero
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Over the past twenty years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains, and new evidence from molecules that enable scientists to decipher the tree of life as never before. The fossil record is now one of the strongest lines of evidence for evolution. In this engaging and richly illustrated book, Donald R. Prothero weaves an entertaining though intellectually rigorous history out of the transitional forms and series that dot the fossil record. Beginning with a brief discussion of the nature of science and the "monkey business of creationism," Prothero tackles subjects ranging from flood geology and rock dating to neo-Darwinism and macroevolution. He covers the ingredients of the primordial soup, the effects of communal living, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, the mammalian explosion, and the leap from chimpanzee to human. Prothero pays particular attention to the recent discovery of "missing links" that complete the fossil timeline and details the debate between biologists over the mechanisms driving the evolutionary process. Evolution is an absorbing combination of firsthand observation, scientific discovery, and trenchant analysis. With the teaching of evolution still an issue, there couldn't be a better moment for a book clarifying the nature and value of fossil evidence. Widely recognized as a leading expert in his field, Prothero demonstrates that the transformation of life on this planet is far more awe inspiring than the narrow view of extremists.

Pal ontological Memoirs and Notes of the Late Hugh Falconer Mastodon elephant rhinoceros ossiferous caves primeval man and his contemporaries

Author : Hugh Falconer
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Endangered Species Technical Bulletin

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How Landscapes Change

Author : Gay A. Bradshaw
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North and South America share similar human and ecological histories and, increasingly, economic and social linkages. As such, issues of ecosystem functions and disruptions form a common thread among these cultures. This volume synthesizes the perspectives of several disciplines, such as ecology, anthropology, economy, and conservation biology. The chief goal is to gain an understanding of how human and ecological processes interact to affect ecosystem functions and species in the Americas. Throughout the text the emphasis is placed on habitat fragmentation. At the same time, the book provides an overview of current theory, methods, and approaches used in the analysis of ecosystem disruptions and fragmentation.

The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science

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Life Through the Ages

Author : Charles Robert Knight
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First published in 1946, Charles R. Knight's Life Through the Ages was for many a beloved first look at the strange animals of the prehistoric past. For much of the 20th century, Knight's reconstructions were the key resource for popular images of ancient life. His paintings and drawings were displayed as part of museum exhibits, notably at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Field Museum in Chicago, were used as illustrations in numerous books and magazine articles, and even influenced movie portrayals of dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. Knight's work was highly regarded both for its artistic skill and for its scientific accuracy, closely based as it was on the knowledge of its time. Although new discoveries and ongoing research have changed the view of many of the animals depicted by Knight, his work remains valuable and is still treasured by the new generations of scientists and paleoartists. For this Commemorative Edition, many of Knight's original drawings were re-photographed. A new Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould reflects on Knight's work, and a new Introduction by Philip J. Currie discusses recent scientific findings and Knight's restorations.

Joel the Trolls Friend Maude

Author : Denny Zee
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Mammoths Mastodons of the Ice Age

Author : Adrian Lister
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Draws on current scientific research to reveal what life was like for mammoths and mastadons on the Pleistocene landscape, and explores why the species died out and whether it is possible to clone them today.

Animals of the Past

Author : Frederic Augustus Lucas
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Mastodon Mammoth and Man

Author : John Patterson MacLean
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