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Mammoths, sabertooths and hominids, Agusti, Jordi Anton, Mauricio



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Автор: Agusti, Jordi Anton, Mauricio
Название:  Mammoths, sabertooths and hominids
Издательство: Wiley
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ISBN: 0231116403
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231116404
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 328
Вес: 0.788 кг.
Дата издания: 13.03.2002
Язык: English
Иллюстрации: 116 illus., 16 color plates
Размер: 261 x 180 x 24
Читательская аудитория: Professional & vocational
Подзаголовок: 65 million years of mammalian evolution in europe
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Описание: Since 1947 the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. In this book, Sumit Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas. Describes the aftermath of the extinction of the dinosaurs and the glacial climax of the Pleistocene epoch. This book also describes the rain forests of the Paleocene and the Eocene, with their lemur-like primates, and the harsh landscape of the Pleistocene Steppes, home to the woolly mammoth. It traces the processes of mammalian evolution.



Автор: Anton Mauricio
Название: Sabertooth
ISBN: 025301042X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780253010421
Издательство: Marston Book Services
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With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for specialists. What did they look like? How did they use their spectacular canine teeth? And why did they finally go extinct? In this visual and intellectual treat of a book, Mauricio Ant n tells their story in words and pictures, all scrupulously based on the latest scientific research. The book is a glorious wedding of science and art that celebrates the remarkable diversity of the life of the not-so-distant past.

Mammoth book of native americans

Название: Mammoth book of native americans
ISBN: 1841195936 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841195933
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Описание: Native Americans make up less than one per cent of the total US population but represent half the nation`s languages and cultures. This title presents the story of Native American society, culture and religion. It offers a chronological history of America`s indigenous peoples. It covers their dramatic early entry into North America.

Mammoth Book of Combat

Автор: Lewis Jon E
Название: Mammoth Book of Combat
ISBN: 1780339178 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780339177
Издательство: Неизвестно
Цена: 1121 р.
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of de-Extinction

Автор: Shapiro Beth
Название: How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of de-Extinction
ISBN: 0691173117 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691173115
Издательство: Wiley
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Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. "In How to Clone a Mammoth," Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past. Journeying to far-flung Siberian locales in search of ice age bones and delving into her own research--as well as those of fellow experts such as Svante Paabo, George Church, and Craig Venter--Shapiro considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal?

Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits--traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years--into living organisms. But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem.

Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, "How to Clone a Mammoth" demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's future."

Mammoth book of modern battles

Автор: Lewis, Jon E.
Название: Mammoth book of modern battles
ISBN: 1845298853 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781845298852
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Описание: From the start of the 20th century to the major offensives, this title presents fifty accounts of the battles that made the modern world. It covers various major conflicts, from two world wars, through Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Chechnya, to Iraq and Afghanistan. It features battles such as: the Somme, Passchendaele, Battle of Britain, and Iwa Jima.

Mammoth Cave

Автор: Horton H. Hobbs III; Rickard A Olson; Elizabeth G
Название: Mammoth Cave
ISBN: 3319537172 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783319537177
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: This book reveals the science and beauty of Mammoth Cave, the world`s longest cave, which has played an important role in the natural sciences.

Twilight of the mammoths

Автор: Martin, Paul S.
Название: Twilight of the mammoths
ISBN: 0520252438 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520252431
Издательство: Wiley
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Описание: As recently as 11,000 years ago - mammoths, mastodons, gomphotheres, and other large mammals roamed North America. But these large animals vanished in North and South America around the time humans arrived. This work presents the author`s widely discussed and debated "overkill" hypothesis to explain these mysterious megafauna extinctions.

The Call of Distant Mammoths / Why the Ice Age Mammals Disappeared

Автор: Ward Peter D.
Название: The Call of Distant Mammoths / Why the Ice Age Mammals Disappeared
ISBN: 0387949151 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780387949154
Издательство: Springer
Цена: 2929 р.
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Описание: The aim of this textbook is to provide undergraduate students with an introduction to the basic theoretical models of computability, and to develop some of the model's rich and varied structure. Students who have already some experience with elementary discrete mathematics will find this a well-paced first course, and a number of supplementary chapters introduce more advanced concepts. The first part of the book is devoted to finite automata and their properties. Pushdown automata provide a broader class of models and enable the analysis of context-free languages. In the remaining chapters, Turing machines are introduced and the book culminates in discussions of effective computability, decidability, and GГ¶del's incompleteness theorems. Plenty of exercises are provided, ranging from the easy to the challenging. As a result, this text will make an ideal first course for students of computer science.

Handbook of Evolution: The Evolution of Living Systems (Including Hominids), Volume 2

Автор: Franz M. Wuketits
Название: Handbook of Evolution: The Evolution of Living Systems (Including Hominids), Volume 2
ISBN: 3527308385 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783527308385
Издательство: Wiley
Цена: 16748 р.
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Описание: This three--volume handbook is unique in spanning the entire field of evolution, from the origins of our universe, via the development of living systems on earth, right up to the formation of social structures and science and technology. The author team of world--renowned experts considers the subject from a variety of disciplines, with continuous cross--referencing so as to retain a logical internal structure. The uniformly structured contributions discuss not merely the general knowledge behind the evolution of life, but also the corresponding development of language, society, economies, morality and politics. The result is an overview of the history and methods used in the study of evolution, including controversial theories and discussions. A must for researchers in the natural sciences, sociology and philosophy, as well as for those interested in an interdisciplinary view of the status of evolution today.

Mammoths and the Environment

Автор: Ukraintseva
Название: Mammoths and the Environment
ISBN: 1107027160 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107027169
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: The study of fossilised remains of herbivorous animals, particularly those rare findings with well-preserved gastrointestinal tracts filled with plant remains, is crucial to our understanding of the environment in which they lived. Summarising thirty years of research, Ukraintseva presents evidence on plants once eaten by Siberia's major herbivorous mammals. The collection of pollen and plant spores from food remains sheds light on the vegetation of these ancient habitats, enabling researchers to reconstruct local floras of the time. This also promotes further insight into the causes of the extinction of various species due to changing environmental conditions and food availability. Providing a history of the research undertaken, the book also includes specific chapters on the Cherski horse and bison, along with the vegetation and climate of Siberia in the late Anthropogene period, making it a lasting reference tool for graduate students and researchers in the field.

Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats: Archaeology of the Ice Age Great Basin

Автор: Grayson Donald K.
Название: Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats: Archaeology of the Ice Age Great Basin
ISBN: 1607814692 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781607814696
Издательство: Eurospan
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Описание: As the Ice Age came to an end, North America lost a stunning variety of animals. Mammoths, mastodons, ground-dwelling sloths the size of elephants, beavers the size of bears, pronghorn antelope the size of poodles, llamas, and carnivores to chase them—sabertooth cats, dire wolves, American lions and cheetahs; these and many more were gone by 10,000 years ago. Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats surveys all these animals, with a particular focus on the Great Basin. The book also explores the major attempts to explain the extinctions. Because some believe that they were due to the activities of human hunters, the author also reviews the archaeological evidence left by the earliest known human occupants of the Great Basin, showing that people were here at the same time and in the same places as many of the extinct animals. Were these animals abundant in the Great Basin? A detailed analysis of the distinctive assemblages of plants that now live in this region leads to a surprising, and perhaps controversial, conclusion about those abundances.

Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science

Автор: McKay John J.
Название: Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science
ISBN: 1681778033 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781681778037
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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When the ancient Greeks saw deposits of giant fossils, they knew they had discovered the battle fields where the gods had vanquished the Titans. When the Chinese discovered buried ivory, they knew they had found dragons' teeth. But as the Age of Reason dawned, monsters and giants gave way to the scientific method. Yet the mystery of these mighty bones remained. How did Enlightenment thinkers overcome centuries of myth and misunderstanding to reconstruct an unknown animal?

The journey to unravel that puzzle begins in the 1690s with the arrival of new type of ivory on the European market bearing the exotic name "mammoth." It ends during the Napoleonic Wars with the first recovery of a frozen mammoth. The path to figuring out the mammoth was traveled by merchants, diplomats, missionaries, cranky doctors, collectors of natural wonders, Swedish POWs, Peter the Great, Ben Franklin, the inventor of hot chocolate, and even one pirate.

McKay brings together dozens of original documents and illustrations, some ignored for centuries, to show how this odd assortment of characters solved the mystery of the mammoth and, in doing so, created the science of paleontology.


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