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The Resource Mammoth : the resurrection of an Ice Age giant, Richard Stone

Mammoth : the resurrection of an Ice Age giant, Richard Stone

Label
Mammoth : the resurrection of an Ice Age giant
Title
Mammoth
Title remainder
the resurrection of an Ice Age giant
Statement of responsibility
Richard Stone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
No fabled creature of the Pleistocene Era has a more powerful hold on the imagination than does the woolly mammoth. Cave paintings of the giant beasts hint at the profound role they played in early human culture-our Ice Age ancestors built igloo-shaped huts out of mammoth bones and even feasted on mammoth tongues. Eager to uncover more clues to this mystical prehistoric age, explorers since the time of Peter the Great have scoured Siberia for mammoth remains. Now a new generation of explorers has taken to the tundra. Armed with GPS, ground-penetrating radar, and Soviet-era military helicopters, they seek an elusive prize: a mammoth carcass that will help determine how the creature lived, how it died-and how it might be brought back to life. Science writer Richard Stone follows two teams of explorers--one Russian/Japanese, the other a French-led consortium--as they battle bitter cold, high winds, supply shortages, and the deeply rooted superstitions of indigenous peoples who fear the consequences of awakening the "rat beneath the ice." Stone travels from St. Petersburg to the Arctic Circle, from the North Sea to high-tech Japanese laboratories, as he traces the sometimes-surreal quest of these intrepid scientists, whose work could well rewrite our planet's evolutionary history
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Stone, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolly mammoth
  • Mammoths
  • Animals, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Cloning
Label
Mammoth : the resurrection of an Ice Age giant, Richard Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-227) and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Raising the dead -- Treasure of the wooden hills -- First design the Kobe steak -- River of bones -- Rat beneath the ice -- Deadly chill -- Killer wave of the new world -- Nastier than Ebola -- Big lift -- DNA menagerie -- Pleistocene park -- Into the ice cave -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm48041056
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780738202815
Lccn
2001275574
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48041056
  • (Sirsi) o48041056
Label
Mammoth : the resurrection of an Ice Age giant, Richard Stone
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-227) and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Raising the dead -- Treasure of the wooden hills -- First design the Kobe steak -- River of bones -- Rat beneath the ice -- Deadly chill -- Killer wave of the new world -- Nastier than Ebola -- Big lift -- DNA menagerie -- Pleistocene park -- Into the ice cave -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm48041056
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780738202815
Lccn
2001275574
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48041056
  • (Sirsi) o48041056

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