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Fate of the Mammoth Fossils, Myth, and History

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ISBN-10: 0226112926

ISBN-13: 9780226112923

Edition: 2002

Authors: Claudine Cohen, William Rodarmor

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Using the mammoth and the theories that naturalists constructed around it to illuminate wider issues in the history of science, this text show how changing views about a single object reveal the development of scientific methods, practices, and ideas.
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/2/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

William Rodarmor is an award-winning French literary translator and a former editor at PC World magazine. For the O'Reilly Designer Notebook series he translated Assembling Panoramic Photos, Creating Photomontages with Photoshop, and Illustrations with Photoshop. He lives in Berkeley, California.

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface to the American Edition
Preface
Introduction
Part I
The Mammoth Appears
Myths
Saint Augustine and the Giants
Leibniz's Unicorn
Identifying an Elephant: The RussianMamont, the Elephant, and the Flood
Stories
The "VastMahmout" and the Birth of the American Nation
The Mammoth and the "Revolutions of the Surface of the Globe"
The Mammoth in Victorian Times
Of Mammoths and Men
The Mammoth in the Trees
From Africa to Alaska: The Travels of the Mammoth
Cloning the Mammoth? Elephants, Computers, and Molecules
Conclusion: The Future of Paleontology
Notes
Bibliography
Index