An exclusive look at the large mammal fossils from the last Ice Age, as only expert paleontologist, geologist, and gemologist Stefano Piccini Ph.D. can tell it. This collector’s edition features exclusive, detailed pictures of rare fossils from private collections and in-depth scientific information about the most important, unique specimens discovered.
Ice Age Mammals details how Earth’s climatic oscillations led to “Ice Ages,” how the resulting environments impacted mammals, and the reasons for their extinction. Large herbivores and carnivores roamed the earth including woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, steppe bison, giant deer (also known as Irish elk), cave bears, cave lions and Ice Age spotted hyenas (known also as cave hyenas).
Dr. Piccini shares knowledge collected from a lifetime’s work and study in an approachable way, including personal memories of his own introduction to the megafauna in the preface. Paired with stunning artwork, this is a “must have” for everyone from the aspiring paleontologist to the most particular collector.