Outside and Inside Woolly MammothsBook - 2007
Imagine discovering a creature that's been extinct for tens of thousands of years. Everything is still there--skin, hair, blood cells, the food in it's stomach, and even its DNA! The Ice Age that was home to legendary woolly mammoths provided the perfect conditions to preserve their bodies.
Let your imagination soar as Sandra Markle uncovers the secrets of these long-extinct behemouths in the latest entry in the award-winning Outside and Inside series. How did these distant relatives of the elephants live, and why did they become extinct? The bodies they left behind give scientists clues about their disappearance and the genetic material to possibly clone woolly mammoths today.