The Fate of the Mammoth. Fossils, Myth, and History.pdf

The Fate of the Mammoth. Fossils, Myth, and History

Claudine Cohen

From cave paintings to the latest Siberian finds, woolly mammoths have fascinated people across Europe, Asia, and North America for centuries. Remains of these enormous prehistoric animals were among the first fossils to be recognized as such, and they have played a crucial role in the birth once development of paleontology. In this lively, wide-ranging look at the fate of the mammoth, Claudine Cohen reanimates this large mammal, with its heavy curved tusks and shaggy brown pelt, through its history in science, myth, and popular culture.Cohen uses the mammoth and the theories that naturalists have constructed around it to illuminate wider issues in the history of science, showing how changing views about a single object reveal the development of scientific methods, practices, and ideas. How are fossils discovered, reconstructed, displayed, and interpreted? What stories are told about them, by whom, and how do these stories reflect the cultures and societies in which they are told?To find out, Cohen takes us on a grand tour of the study of mammoth remains, from England, Germany, and France to Russia and America, and from the depths of Africa to the frozen frontiers of Alaska and Siberia, where intact mammoth corpses have been discovered in the permafrost. Along the way, she shows how paleontologists draw on myth and history, as well as on scientific evidence, to explore the deep history of the earth and of life. Cohen takes her history from the sixteenth century right up to the present, when researchers are using molecular biology to retrieve mammoth DNA, calling up dreams of cloning it and one day seeing herds of woolly mammoths roaming the frozen steppes.

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Buy The Fate of the Mammoth: Fossils, Myth, and History on Amazon.com ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. The book The Fate of the Mammoth: Fossils, Myth, and History, Claudine Cohen is published by University of Chicago Press.

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Mattio Müllers

10/10/2018 · The fate of the mammoth : fossils, myth, and history by Cohen, Claudine. Publication date 2002 Topics Mammoths, Mammoths, Mammoeten, Mammouths -- Fossiles -- Paléontologie, Mammouths -- Mythe, Paléontologie, Évolution (biologie), Espèces (biologie) -- Extinction, Animaux disparus, Fossiles -- Identification, Mammouths -- Histoire Publisher Chicago : University of Chicago Press Collection

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Noels Schulzen

ケナガマンモス (学名:Mammuthus primigenius) は哺乳綱 長鼻目 ゾウ科 マンモス属の一種である。 英名(Woolly mammoth)からウーリーマンモスとも。マンモス属を代表する種であり、日本でマンモスと言えば大半はこの種を指す。 マンモス属としてはやや中型で、ユーラシア大陸の広範囲(東は中国中部

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Jason Leghmann

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Jessica Kolhmann

Claudine Cohen, The Fate of the Mammoth: Fossils, Myth, and History (Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould, translated by William Rodarmor from Le destin du mammouth, Editions du Seuil, 1994). [Book Review: The Fate of the Mammoth: Fossils, …