The Princeton field guide to prehistoric mammals

by Prothero, Donald R.,

Format: Print Book 2017
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The ultimate illustrated guide to the lost world of prehistoric mammals

After the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, mammals became the dominant terrestrial life form on our planet. Roaming the earth were spectacular beasts such as saber-toothed cats, giant mastodonts, immense ground sloths, and gigantic giraffe-like rhinoceroses. Here is the ultimate illustrated field guide to the lost world of these weird and wonderful prehistoric creatures.

A woolly mammoth probably won't come thundering through your vegetable garden any time soon. But if one did, this would be the book to keep on your windowsill next to the binoculars. It covers all the main groups of fossil mammals, discussing taxonomy and evolutionary history, and providing concise accounts of the better-known genera and species as well as an up-to-date family tree for each group. No other book presents such a wealth of new information about these animals--what they looked like, how they behaved, and how they were interrelated. In addition, this unique guide is stunningly illustrated throughout with full-color reconstructions of these beasts--many never before depicted--along with photographs of amazing fossils from around the world.

Provides an up-to-date guidebook to hundreds of extinct species, from saber-toothed cats to giant mammoths Features a wealth of color illustrations, including new reconstructions of many animals never before depicted Demonstrates evolution in action--such as how whales evolved from hoofed mammals and how giraffes evolved from creatures with short necks Explains how mass extinctions and climate change affected mammals, including why some mammals grew so huge
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This attractive reference guide to hundreds of extinct species describes all the main groups of fossil mammals (the better-known genera and species) with a current family tree for each group given. The up-to-date guidebook demonstrates evolution in action and explains how mass extinctions and climate change still affect mammals. There are captioned illustrations (both full-color and black-and-white), reconstructions, and photographs of fossils included on every page. The end material includes illustration credits, further reading (books and journals only), and an index with a pronunciation guide for taxonomic names. In the 18 chapters, new information is provided on how creatures such as the saber-toothed cat, ground sloths, and giraffe-like rhinoceroses looked, behaved, and were interrelated. This is a unique guide for both student use and interested browsers.--Hoffman, Anne Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mammals, Fossil.
Paleontology -- Cenozoic.
Extinct mammals.
Mammals -- Evolution.
Mammals -- Phylogeny.
Publisher Princeton, New Jersey :2017
Other Titles Field guide to prehistoric mammals
Prehistoric mammals
Language English
Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-233) and index.
ISBN 9780691156828
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