Smilodon: The Iconic Sabertooth Illustrated Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1421425566
ISBN-10: 1421425564
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Any college-level science collection strong in paleontology must have this in-depth and authoritative survey.

Donovan's Literary Services

This edited collection brings together the who-is-who of sabertooth palaeontology to provide a thorough and technical overview of the current state of the field . . . this book is a treasure trove collecting review articles and new research on Smilodon.

Natural History Book Service

Detailed descriptions of specimens are presented in several papers and make the book an essential reference for researchers working on specimen identification for extinct felids . . . This book does a very good job of summarizing our current understanding of the natural history of an extinct taxon while laying a foundation for additional research.

-- Christopher N. Jass ― Quarterly Review of Biology

In Smilodon: The Iconic Sabertooth, Werdelin, McDonald, Shaw, and colleagues provide a comprehensive volume that thoroughly documents both the science of Smilodon as well as the extraordinary details behind its story, successfully tracking down obscure historic collectors and specimens. This far-reaching book fills a gap in the literature.

-- Alexis M. Mychajliw ― Journal of Mammalogy

Smilodon is a comprehensive treasure trove of new studies and revelations about this enigmatic cat. Werdelin, McDonald, and Shaw provide fertile ground for the emergence of new research and insights into a unique predator that is now extinct!

-- Russell W. Graham

Smilodon, a cultural and scientific icon, deserves special treatment. This book delivers, bringing readers an impressive assembly of modern sabertooth expertise. With lovely classical paintings and many new insights, Smilodon is a requisite for sabertooth armchair aficionados and cognoscenti alike.

-- Xiaoming Wang

Smilodon is a definitive and comprehensive primer on the greatest and latest of the sabertooth cats. This comprehensive volume delves into the breadth and scope of research on this legendary animal, covering its biology from hunting behavior to the growth of its famous canine teeth, patterns of skeletal injury, and evolution.

-- Blaire Van Valkenburgh

Smilodon packs the most comprehensive collection of facts about the quintessential sabertoothed cat available between two covers, reviewing evolution, adaptations, and the history of discovery and study. It is an unmissable addition to the library of paleontologists, evolutionary biologists, and anyone fascinated by the most spectacular carnivorans ever to walk the planet.

-- Mauricio Anton

An excellent compilation of what we know about Smilodon, one of the most fascinating sabre-toothed felids. Over the course of this volume, we discover when the first fossils of this predator were found and their geographical distribution, how Smilodon killed its prey, and which pathologies affected its skeleton. The book provides us with a very complete portrait of this iconic predator.

-- Manuel J. Salesa

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The consummate guide to the ultimate sabertooth.

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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Johns Hopkins University Press; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1421425564
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1421425566
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.55 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.76 x 10 inches
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4.0 out of 5 stars Authoritative and comprehensive
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on Smilodon
Reviewed in Germany on April 4, 2019
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