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Ice Age Mammals

Ice Age Mammals of North America

A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre

by Ian M. Lange

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Colorfully illustrated descriptions of strange and marvelous beasts form the heart of this great book. You'll learn about the geologic events that led to the ice ages, along with possible causes for the mass extinctions of so many species. Fun sidebars explore such topics as the enormous size of some Ice Age animals and how DNA analysis is revolutionizing our knowledge of them. You'll even discover sites where you can view remains of these fascinating creatures today. This 7 1/2 " x 9 1/2" paperback has 226 pages that are packed with detailed information about these mysterious creatures. See table of contents below.

Ice Age Mammals of North America:
A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre
Table of Contents

1. Dinosaurs and Woolly Mammoths
1
2. A Cast of Continents
9
3. The Pleistocene Epoch
21
4. Why the Ice Ages?
49
5. The Pleistocene Animals
65
    Xenarthrans or Edentates - Order Xenarthra - Sloths and Armadillos
69
    Carnivores - Order Carnivora
92
    Rodents - Order Rodentia
117
    Odd-Toed Ungulates - Order Perissodactyla - Horses, Rhinos, and Tapirs
121
    Even-Toed Ungulates - Order Artiodactyla - Deer, Bison, and Camels
137
    Elephants and Their Relatives - Order Proboscidea
163
6. Extinctions: Why Are The Big Guys Gone?
181
Appendix I. Selected Sites to Visit: Museums, Fossil Sites, and Web Sites
199
Glossary
211
Bibliography
213
Index
219