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Mammoths and mastodons roamed the earth for than a million years and then suddenly went extinct What was everyday life like for these colossal cousins of the modern elephant? What did they eat? How did they fit into their Ice Age landscape? Why did they disappear?These uestions and are answered in this fascinating book that presents the latest research drawing on the recent discovery of a fully frozen baby mammoth—which has allowed scientists to learn than they ever could have known just from studying bones and fossilsProfusely illustrated Mammoths and Mastodons features photographs of archaeological digs scientists at work in the field and in labs and archival relics Specially commissioned artwork also brings the story of mammoths and mastodons to life The book includes a bibliography a glossary and an index  Exhibition schedulePublication will coincide with the Field Museum exhibit Mammoths and Mastodons which runs from March 5 through September 6 in Chicago and is then projected to tour up to 10 venues through 2014 March 5–September 6 2010 The Field Museum ChicagoOctober 16 2010–January 9 2011 City TBANovember 25 2011–April 15 2012 City TBAMay 26–September 3 2012 City TBAOctober 13 2012–January 13 2013 Museum of Science Boston February 23–May 27 2013 City TBAMay 10–September 2014 City TBAFP level VFP genre I

10 thoughts on “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age

  1. says:

    This comprehensive well researched book provides information about mammoths mastadons and their link to modern day elephants Colorful visuals like maps photographs and charts engage readers and support the text

  2. says:

    Here's a review from my inner child I enjoyed this book The pictures and illustrations were pretty cool but I wish they had bones and mummies and stuff Also I forget already the difference between a Woolly Mammoth Columbian Mammoth and a Mastodon other than that Mastodon is a metal band Wouldn't it be cool if someone made a cover band of Mastodon and named themselves Woolly Mammoth? I thought it so it probably exists already Also my friend Burrill Strong who is a cool photographer and extra nice person took some photos of when some other people found Woolly Mammoth bones in a farmer's field in Chelsea Michigan You can google it or try this link The scientists dug up some stuff but then the farmer wanted to plow the field for his crops and they had to stop which is lame so now I want to go there and look for bones and stuff because there is probably bunches but it's probably not allowed That is all

  3. says:

    This is a thoroughly interesting and informative book about amazing finds in ice of mastadons and other extinct animals Their relation to current day animals is explored and explained Fascinating Very well illustrated

  4. says:

    Genre Nonfiction Concept BookAwards Orbis Pictus Honor BookAudience 3rd 5th gradeA The topic of this book is mammoths and their extinctionB The topic is presented in a child friendly way in that even though they're extinct we can still learn a lot from them The book is presented in a way that students learn from the mammoths history and the time that they roamed on earth The illustrations and large text in the book helps us as readers to know that the book is presented for children and not adultsC Text features in this book include maps pictures labels boxes with additional facts throughout the book a family tree etcD This book could be used in a science lesson in which students learn about extinction and how to prevent it

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    The book begins with a young boy named Kostia who is in the arctic following a herd of reindeer On this journey he finds a preserved body of a baby mammoth This was in 2007 and marked the first time a baby mammoth had been found fully preserved This gave scientists a great tool to examine the history of this mammal thoroughly The book hits on what the mammoths ate where they lived their mating habits why they went extinct and their overall behavior It has accuracy organization design and style Its accuracy is imminent through the use of professionals analyzing and talking about these creatures The main person is Dr Daniel Fisher a professor at University of Michigan He offers what he knows in an insightful yet interesting way Plus judging from his picture he seems like a “cool dude” I like the organizational flow of the book because it starts with the finding of the baby mammoth then moves into the far back history of these creatures The book then flows into the life of the mammoth and finally ends with how we can help to preserve the mammoth’s cousin the elephant The design is really great in the way that there are many pictures and illustrations that help you imagine what these mammoths were like There are great pictures of their behavior and even of their massive bone structure Finally the overall style keeps you wanting to read about the mammoths The author does a great job in offering fun facts while at the same time providing scientifically sound research that doesn’t put you to sleep which I am sure is difficult to do This book would no doubt be great for K 8 students

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    So well written Easily accessible to fluent readers savvy 3rd grade through 6th grade students Bardoe's writing is cohesive the reader can follow where she's going and how she's developing maincentral ideas Also this is not just a book about mammoths and mastodons two of the maincentral ideas are that scientists use fossil evidence as well as current observations of distant relatives to the mammoths and mastodons to create a picture of their behaviors and habits and this information could be vital in sustaining the livelihood of their distant cousin the elephant Also there are many players in this endeavor different kinds of scientists different institutions and everyday people like the young boy who discovered a baby woolly mammoth in the icesnow in the Arctic circle in the far northern region of the Russian FederationBardoe is aware of her audience developmentally For example she starts the book with the anecdote about the young boy and his brother discovering a mysterious creature and going home to tell their dad She titles one chapter The Mammoth Name Game and has a little uiz to start She has another chapter Piecing Together Mammoth Reality that is a series of episodes where she asks the reader to imagine themselves with a film camera ready to create a documentary and then takes them back to a probable scene in the prehistoric life of a mammoth None of this gets in the way of the hard content though Photos maps and features are well chosen supporting and extending the text Just a really well written book I decided to read this after reading Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle which is also fabulously written

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    This book begins in 2007 with a young Nenet boy in northern Siberia discovering a nearly fully intact frozen baby wooly mammoth now named Lyuba Organizationally the book is strong covering what mammoths were their lifestyle and how they likely went extinct The accuracy of the book is shown through the testimony and opinions of very respectable scientists The book connects the lives of past mammoths with present day elephants as they are genetic cousins and ends with how we might be able preserve them The design is very visually pleasing The illustrations complement the text very well and the type face is very large and easy to read with real life pictures inserted where possible in addition to the illustrations However I did not really like the organization as often there are too many elements pictures illustrations text boxes text picture captions etc one page at a time This proved overly stimulating to me at times The style of the book did show the authors enthusiasm for the subject However it was chock full of text sometimes up to 23 of a page was text meaning that it would take a very motivated and interested child to read through this on their own I feel that casually interested readers would be turned off from the abundance of text This text would be useable in the classroom in many ways from just a book for interested students to read to research projects as well as other uses

  8. says:

    This book starts with an anecdote of a young boy in Siberia finding a fully preserved forty thousand year old baby woolly mammoth—the first completely whole prehistoric animal ever discovered This anecdote undoubtedly hooks the young reader who is potentially interested in prehistoric life and scientific exploration While the text is fairly long photographs paintings and diagrams help support the information Also the story of mammoths is pieced together in a pretend reality show documentary The story is brought to life as if it were a television show and the reader is the camera operator One of the most interesting parts of the book in a chapter about mammoths and prehistoric people is a description of a scientist replicating prehistoric meat preservation whereby he butchered a dead horse using stone tools and submerged the meat in a pond between February and July—eating a slice each week cooked with prehistoric methods—to support a scientific theory This is intriguing stuff The book ends with an exploration of contemporary elephants and the science used to help protect currently living species circling back to the study of prehistoric relatives This is a very cool book that a young reader will find exciting because mammoths mastodons and elephants seem to connect us humans to a distant past and the book brings this connection to life Students starting in Grade 3 or 4 will likely find this book captivating

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    Mammoths and Mastodons Titans of the Ice Age By Charyl BardoeBardoe C 2010 Mammoths and Mastodons Titans of the Ice Age Harry N Abrams Mammoths and Mastodons walked on this Earth for millions of years These enormous animals eventually went extinct without a trace The uestion that all scientists and science lovers have is “Why? How did they go extinct?” This book helps one understand how mammoths and mastodons lived This book answers the uestions by using recent research from scientists including a story about a baby mammoth that was found frozen and very well preserved This baby mammoth which they named Lyuba really helped scientists advance their research from only using fossils In this book you learn what they ate and what every day looked like for these animals Something I learned from this book is that both mammoths and mastodons are cousins of the elephants we know today How cool is that? These facts are supported by a long history of research and the pictures makes one believe that these facts are accurate and supported I especially believe the pictures would catch a student’s attention especially historical pictures of animals like these In the classroom students could learn about animals that were existent millions of years ago and learn about their relatives that are alive today Students could also pick a favorite extinct animal

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    This Orbus Pictus awarded book about Mammoths and Mastodons was highly informational and interesting to read It is about how these ancient creatures once roamed the Earth then suddenly went extinct It answers uestions about what they ate what their living conditions were like the Ice Age and how they went extinctThe genre is an informational picture book the setting explains the life of these creatures and what Earth was like during their time There is no characterization or plot this book simply explains the life and death of these mesozoic creaturesThe stance of the implied reader would be an elementary or middle school aged student interested in the Mesozoic Era and the creatures that lived during that time on Earth The author's style is to use vibrant illustrations and photos to suuport the very detailed and informational text I would use this book in the classroom to inform students about these creatures I also think the students would be highly interested flipping through the illustrations