Monday, February 20, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Lori Calabrese.

My selection is "Baby Mammoth Mummy: frozen in time!: a prehistoric animal's journey into the 21st century, written by Christopher Sloan with the cooperation of Bernard Buigues and photographed by Francis Latreille.

Join scientists as they recreate details from the life of Lyuba -- the most perfectly preserved baby mammoth ever discovered.  Found on a riverbank in Siberia by a native reindeer herder, this amazing creature has shed new light on mammoth life and the environment some 40,000 years ago.  Cutting-edge technology that included computer tomography allowed researchers to study her internal organs allowing them to learn more about her life and death.  Researchers are now working to decipher her genetic code.

Lyuba's story has been told by National Geographic on television and in their magazine.  Now, this book makes the remarkable story available to children.

For more about Lyuba click HERE.

1 comment:

Books4Learning said...

Gorgeous cover and fascinating topic. Thanks for the review!

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