Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Mammoth (August 2020)

By Chris Flynn

August 11, 2020

Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct mammoth this is the (mostly) true story of how a collection of prehistoric creatures came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New York in 2007.  By tracing how and when these fossils were unearthed, Mammoth leads us on a funny and fascinating journey from the Pleistocene epoch to nineteenth-century America and beyond, revealing how ideas about science and religion have shaped our world.

With our planet on the brink of calamitous climate change, Mammoth scrutinizes humanity’s role in the destruction of the natural world while also offering a message of hope.

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