Mammoth

Author: Chris Flynn
Homepage 9780702262746

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General Fields

  • : $15.00(AUD)
  • : 9780702262746
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : February 2020
  • : 29.99
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  • : books

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  • : Chris Flynn
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  • : Paperback
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  • : 823.4
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  • : 265
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Barcode 9780702262746
9780702262746

Description

The original, unforgettable and thought-provoking new novel by award-winning author Chris Flynn that will change how readers understand the world. Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct American mastodon, Mammoth is the (mostly) true story of how the skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a pterodactyl, a prehistoric penguin, the severed hand of an Egyptian mummy and the narrator himself came to be on sale at a 2007 natural history auction in Manhattan. Ranging from the Pleistocene Epoch to nineteenth-century America and beyond, including detours to Napoleonic France and Nazi Germany, Mammoth illuminates a period of history when ideas about science and religion underwent significant change. By tracing how and when the fossils were unearthed, Mammoth traverses time and place to reveal humanity's role in the inexorable destruction of the natural world.