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Elephants & mammoths

Gwynne Vevers

Elephants & mammoths

by Gwynne Vevers

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Elephants -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Elephants.

  • About the Edition

    Describes the characteristics of the Asian and African elephants emphasizing at the same time the problems of their conservation.

    Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Gwynne Vevers. Illustrated by Barry Driscoll.
    SeriesA McGraw-Hill natural science picture book
    ContributionsDriscoll, Barry, illus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ10.V62 Em4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p.
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5754949M
    LC Control Number71097122

      Harvard geneticist George Church and his colleagues used a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR to insert mammoth genes for small ears, . It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. From their ancient relatives, woolly mammoths and mastodons, to their amazingly versatile trunks and strong ivory tusks, elephants are some of the most fascinating animals on Earth.

      The woolly mammoth and Asian elephant are believed to have about million specific genetic differences between them. That might sound like a lot, but when the entire genome is made up of several billion bases, it’s mere pocket change. Mammoths are closely related to today’s Asian elephants. In looking at the differences between mastodons and mammoths, Ian Lange, in his book Ice Age Mammals of .

    Onscreen: But even if mammoths aren't an antidote to climate change, Church says creating elephant-mammoth hybrids would be good for Asian elephants (which are endangered).   Checking DNA Against Elephants Hints At How Mammoths Got Woolly A clump of a mammoth's fur bought on eBay led scientists to a long list of .


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Elephants & mammoths by Gwynne Vevers Download PDF EPUB FB2

The purpose of this book is to use the ecology and behavior of modern elephants to create models for reconstructing the life and death of extinct mammoths and mastodonts.

The source of the models is a long-term and continuing study of elephants in Zimbabwe, by: The purpose of this book is to use the ecology and behavior of modern elephants to create models for reconstructing the life and death of extinct mammoths and mastodonts.

The source of the models is a long-term and continuing study of elephants in Zimbabwe, : $   A group of young scientists, under the guidance of Elephants & mammoths book.

George Church, the most brilliant geneticist of our time, works to make fantasy reality by sequencing the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic circle, and splicing elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant.4/5(91).

Inthe Book of Mormon would also relate the existence of “elephants” in ancient America, and as late as historical pre-Columbian times (Ether ). Book of Mormon defender John L.

Sorenson argues that mastodons and mammoths might have survived as late as the Jaredite period. Get this from a library. Elephants & mammoths. [Gwynne Vevers; Barry Driscoll] -- Describes the characteristics of the Asian and African elephants emphasizing at the same time the problems of.

For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem. Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, How to Clone a Mammoth demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's s: We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story featuring the evergreen appeal of human-animal friendships and set in an elephant sanctuary, about a thirteen-year-old girl, a cast of elephants, and a surprising new arrival—a woolly mammoth.

Sam was born and raised in an elephant sanctuary. When a beloved elephant dies giving birth, Sam develops a connection with bab/5(91). I liked the main characters: the slightly addled mathematician, the spirited elephant handler, the nerdy billionaire.

I picked this up mainly to read about mammoths and the book /5(). Elephants are only mentioned in the Book of Ether. Wade E. Miller and Matthew Roper note that mammoths survived until the time of the Jaredites: [3] Along with a number of large mammals thought to have become extinct ab years ago, it’s now known that the mammoth survived for a few thousand years longer.

This book contains a wonderful collection of photos and drawings of Mammoth fossils and remains. The photos of mammoths frozen and preserved in the permafrost are especially fascinating.

The history of the Mammoths from over 70 million years ago and their subsequent distribution over the Globe is well by: Bodley Head natural science picture book. Edition/Format: Print book: Juvenile audience: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Elephants -- Juvenile literature. Elephants. More like this: Similar Items. It depends. Let’s look at the African savanna (bush) elephant and the woolly mammoth.

The woolly mammoth was the smallest of the “big mammoths”. At a height of about 9–11 feet and a weight of around 4–6 tons, the woolly mammoth was the same size o.

Dr Lister, who co-wrote the book Mammoth, insists DNA extracted from the dung of Raja Gaj and Kancha has shown they are Asian elephants with no specific scientific links to the woolly mammoth. More about Mammoths.

More about mammoths: Behavior. Elephant photo by Dr. Robert T. and Margaret Orr © California Academy of Sciences. Because mammoths are extinct, it is difficult to know how they behaved when they were alive.

We can look at fossils to learn more about how they might have lived, and luckily, we can also study their close relatives, the elephants, to understand their behavior. Evolution. The earliest known proboscideans, the clade that contains the elephants, existed about 55 million years ago around the Tethys Sea area.

The closest relatives of the Proboscidea are the sirenians and the family Elephantidae is known to have existed six million years ago in Africa, and includes the living elephants and the mammoths. Among many now extinct clades, the. This list of fictional pachyderms is a subsidiary to the List of fictional ters from various fictional works are organized by medium.

Outside strict biological classification, the term "pachyderm" is commonly used to describe elephants, rhinoceroses, and hippopotamuses; this list also includes extinct mammals such as woolly mammoths, mastodons, etc. Many well-preserved woolly mammoths have been found In the permafrost of the Arctic, and Lister explains how it may be possible to resurrect the species through cloning.

This book is an outstanding introduction for the general reader to the fascinating story of some of our most interesting large animals and their s: 3. Elephant by Errol Fuller $ buy online or call us (+61) from Candelo Books, Carp St, Bega, NSW, Australia.

The purpose of this book is to use the ecology and behavior of modern elephants to create models for reconstructing the life and death of extinct mammoths and mastodonts. The source of the models. The difference suggests that African elephants were the first modern species to split from the main branch of the elephant family tree.

Asian elephants and woolly mammoths branched off aboutyears later, the scientists say. In other words, Asian elephants are more closely related to mammoths than are African elephants.

Much like modern elephants, mammoths likely had complex behavior that was taught by other mammoths over time. “I often tell my students that even if we reengineered a mammoth and had one sitting in front of us to study, we still wouldn’t be able to tell how the original, extinct mammoths behaved unless we were able to re-create their lost.The diminishing populations of African and Asian elephants call to mind the extinctions of other elephantlike species, such as mammoths and mastodons, that occurred more than years ago.

The purpose of this book is to examine the ecology and behaviour of modern elephants to create models for reconstructing the lives and deaths of extinct.Elephants are only mentioned in the Book of Ether. Wade E.

Miller and Matthew Roper note that mammoths survived until the time of the Jaredites: [10] Along with a number of large mammals thought to have become extinct ab years ago, it’s now known that the mammoth survived for a few thousand years longer.