Synopses & Reviews
Large Ice Age Mammals of North America opens with an overview of the geologic events that led to the Pleistocene epoch and explores possible causes for the ice ages. Generously illustrated descriptions of the animals -- what they looked like, how and where they lived, how they may have interacted with early humans -- form the heart of the book. A final chapter examines the question of why so many of these animals became extinct by the end to the Pleistocene time. Sidebars explore topics such as why some Ice Age animals were so large and how natural processes preserved and mummified specimens. A list of museums and fossil sites tells readers where they can view remains of these fascinating creatures. Includes 25 color illustrations, 68 black-and-white diagrams and illustrations, 15 black-and-white photographs, glossary, bibliography, and index.
Ice Age Mammals of North America transports you to the world of saber-tooth cats, woolly mammoths, four-hundred-pound beavers, and twenty-foot-tall ground sloths. Illustrated descriptions of the animals form the heart of the book and the final chapter explores why so many of these animals were extinct by the end of Pleistocene time.
Enjoy illustrated descriptions of the animals from the Pleistocene time and learn why so many of these animals are now extinct.