Ice Age Mammals Of North America
Ice Age Mammals of North America
The time is the Pleistocene epoch, about 2 million to 10,000 years ago. Continent-size ice sheets cover 30 percent of the earth's landmass, and strange creatures rove the landscape. Ice Age Mammals of North America transports you to the world of saber-tooth cats, woolly mammoths, four-hundred-pound beavers, and twenty-foot-tall ground sloths. Illustrated descriptions of the animals form the heart of the book and the final chapter explores why so many of these animals were extinct by the end of Pleistocene time.
"Plaudits to all author, illustrator, editors, and Mountain Press for this wonderful book on my favorite subject." --Paul S. Martin, emeritus professor of geosciences, University of Arizona Desert Laboratory
About the Author
A series of articles in Life magazine sparked Ian Lange's fascination with Ice Age animals when he was a teenager. Paintings of gargantuan beasts and a photo of a baby woolly mammoth frozen in the arctic tundra set him wondering about the Pleistocene world and its inhabitants. A professor of economic geology at the University of Montana in Missoula, Lange maintains his research of Ice Age animals as a hobby.