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

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April 2002



In this lively look at the fate of the woolly mammoth, Cohen reanimates this creature with curved tusks and shaggy brown hair through its history in science, myth, and popular culture. 23 halftones. 46 drawings.


Claudine Cohen teaches the history of science at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She is the author or coauthor of La Genese de Telliamed: Theorie de la terre et histoire naturelle a l'aube des Lumieres; Boucher de Perthes: Les Origines romantiques de la prehistoire, and L'Homme des origines: Savoirs et fictions en prehistoire. She is currently writing a new book about women in prehistory and preparing (with Andre Wakefield) the first English edition of Leibniz's Protogaea.


"Some groping attempts to tell the history of paleontology through a mammoth's eyes have been made before, but only as a lick and promise, and largely by amateur enthusiasts with (perhaps) adequate knowledge of fossils, but little understanding of the subtleties or larger contexts in the history of science. But, in this truly pathbreaking book, the mammoth has finally met its match in Claudine Cohen." - from the Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould
EAN: 9780226112923
ISBN: 0226112926
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von William Rodarmor
Format: gebunden
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