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Prehistoric America : a journey through the Ice Age and beyond

Author: Miles Barton; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Discovery Channel (Firm); et al
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
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"From the icy Arctic vastness to the steamy tropical swamps of Florida, people came upon a teeming variety of animals in North America after the Ice Age. The book travels the continent region by region, introducing fascinating and bizarre beasts including ground sloths, glyptodonts, mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed and scimitar-toothed cats, and the short-faced bear. Alongside these now-extinct animals were lions,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Barton; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Discovery Channel (Firm); et al
ISBN: 0300098197 9780300098198
OCLC Number: 51765734
Notes: "This book is published to accompany the television series, Wild New World, first broadcast on BBC2 in 2002 and in the United States on the Discovery Channel in 2003"--P. facing t.p.
Includes index.
Description: 192 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1. Beringia / Miles Barton --
2. Northwest Coast / Stephen Dunleavy --
3. Great Plains / Ian Gray --
4. Canyon Lands / Nigel Bean --
5. Florida: Ice-age Oasis / Adam White --
6. Mammoths To Manhattan / Stephen Dunleavy.
Other Titles: Wild New World (Television program)
Responsibility: Miles Barton ... [et al.] ; foreword by D. Bruce Means.

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"From the icy Arctic vastness to the steamy tropical swamps of Florida, people came upon a teeming variety of animals in North America after the Ice Age. The book travels the continent region by region, introducing fascinating and bizarre beasts including ground sloths, glyptodonts, mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed and scimitar-toothed cats, and the short-faced bear. Alongside these now-extinct animals were lions, cheetahs, zebras, and camels - animals that have long since disappeared from their North American homes - as well as species still seen today, such as caribou, grizzlies, eagles, salmon, bison, coyotes, prairie dogs, condors, alligators, and jaguars." "A wealth of fossil evidence informs the stunning computer-generated panoramas that fill the pages of the volume. Bones of the ancient beasts again have flesh and fur, unfamiliar animals again roam the landscapes, and the world of prehistoric North America comes startlingly to life."--BOOK JACKET.

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