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Twilight of the mammoths : ice age extinctions and the rewilding of America

Author: Paul S Martin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Series: Organisms and environments, 8.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As recently as 11,000 years ago--"near time" to geologists--mammoths, mastodons, gomphotheres, ground sloths, giant armadillos, native camels and horses, the dire wolf, and many other large mammals roamed North America. In what has become one of science's greatest riddles, these large animals vanished in North and South America around the time humans arrived at the end of the last great ice age. Part paleontological  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Martin
ISBN: 0520231414 9780520231412
OCLC Number: 58055404
Description: xix 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Discovering the last lost world : radiocarbon dating and Quaternary extinctions --
Overview of overkill --
Ground sloth dung and packrat middens : giant meat-eating bats? --
Ground sloths at home : cryptozoology, ground sloths, and Mapinguari National Park --
Grand Canyon suite : mountain goats, condors, equids, and mammoths --
Deadly syncopation --
Digging for the first people in America : high stakes at Tule Springs : tricks, hoaxes, and bad science --
Kill sites, sacred sites --
Models in collision : climatic change versus overkill --
Restoration : unexpected ramifications of ecological change --
Resurrection : the past is future.
Series Title: Organisms and environments, 8.
Responsibility: Paul S. Martin.
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As recently as 11,000 years ago - 'near time' to geologists - mammoths, mastodons, gomphotheres, ground sloths, giant armadillos, native camels and horses, the dire wolf, and many other large mammals  Read more...

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