Sabertooth

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Indiana University Press, 22. 11. 2013 - Počet stran: 264

With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What’s more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for specialists. What did they look like? How did they use their spectacular canine teeth? And why did they finally go extinct? In this visual and intellectual treat of a book, Mauricio Antón tells their story in words and pictures, all scrupulously based on the latest scientific research. The book is a glorious wedding of science and art that celebrates the remarkable diversity of the life of the not-so-distant past.

 

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Possibly because the author started out as an artist rather than as a scientist this is one of the better written books I've seen in this series, even before you get to Anton's fine drawings and ... Přečíst celou recenzi

Obsah

1 What Is a Sabertooth?
3
2 The Ecology of Sabertooths
27
3 A Whos Who of Sabertoothed Predators
77
4 Sabertooths as Living Predators
157
5 Extinctions
217
Bibliography
231
Index
239
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O autorovi (2013)

Mauricio Antón has painted paleo murals for the Sabadell Museum in Spain, the Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the American Museum of Natural History. He has coauthored and illustrated numerous books, including Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History; The National Geographic Book of Prehistoric Mammals; Evolving Eden; Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids; and The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives.

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