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The fate of the mammoth : fossils, myth, and history

Author: Claudine Cohen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals new information about the mammoth elephant, and about the science that grew up around its discovery.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudine Cohen
ISBN: 0226112926 9780226112923
OCLC Number: 47625433
Description: xxxiv, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Mammoth appears --
Saint Augustine and the giants --
Leibniz's unicorn --
Identifying an elephant: Russian mamont, elephant, flood --
"Vast mahmout" and the birth of the American nation --
Mammoth and the "revolutions of the surface of the globe" --
Mammoth in Victorian times --
Mammoths and men --
Mammoth in the trees --
Africa to Alaska: the travels of the mammoth --
Cloning the mammoth: elephants, computers, and molecules --
Life and death of mammoths: scenarios for an extinction.
Other Titles: Destin du mammouth.
Responsibility: Claudine Cohen ; translated by William Rodarmor ; with a foreword by Stephen Jay Gould.
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Reveals new information about the mammoth elephant, and about the science that grew up around its discovery.

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