Rhinoceros Giants

The Paleobiology of Indricotheres

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Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253008190

Category: Nature

Page: 141

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A book for everyone fascinated by the huge beasts that once roamed the earth, Rhinoceros Giants: The Paleobiology of the Indricotheres introduces a prime candidate for the largest land mammal that ever lived--the giant hornless rhinoceros, Indricotherium. These massive animals lived in Asia and Eurasia for more than 14 million years, about 37 to 23 million years ago. They had skulls 2 metres / 6 feet long, stood over 7 meters / 22 feet high at the shoulder, and were nearly twice as heavy as the largest elephant ever recorded, tipping the scales at 20,000 kg / 44,100 pounds. Fortunately, the big brutes were vegetarians, although they must have made predators think twice before trying to bring them down. In this book for lovers of ancient creatures great and small, Donald R. Prothero tells their story, from their discovery by palaeontologists just a century ago to the latest research on how they lived and died, with some interesting side trips along the way.

How to Study Rhinos

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Author: Bayard H. Brattstrom,Martha A. Brattstrom,Mary E. Shipman

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1478772905

Category: Science

Page: 166

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Rhinos are interesting, fun to watch, and endangered of becoming extinct. This book is first about how scientists study rhinos, and then information is presented on rhino taxonomy, distribution, ecology, fossil history, behavior, reproduction, and conservation, including poaching. But there is a lot more to rhinos than just the above, there are also sections on rhinos in history, rhinos in art, rhino companies, logos and products, as well as lists of rhino books, toys, and conservation organizations.

The Secret History of the World and How to Get Out Alive

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Author: Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Publisher: Red Pill Press, Ltd

ISBN: 1897244169

Category: Antiquities

Page: 782

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Previously published as Ancient Science, Secret History contains 150 pages of new material. The Secret History of The World and How To Get Out Alive is the definitive book of the real answers where Truth is more fantastic than fiction. Laura Knight-Jadczyk, wife of internationally known theoretical physicist, Arkadiusz Jadczyk, an expert in hyperdimensional physics, draws on science and mysticism to pierce the veil of reality. With sparkling humour and wisdom, she picks up where Fulcanelli left off, sharing over thirty years of research to reveal, for the first time, The Great Work and the esoteric Science of the Ancients in terms accessible to scholar and layperson alike. Conspiracies have existed since the time of Cain and Abel. Facts of history have been altered to support the illusion. The question today is whether a sufficient number of people will see through the deceptions, thus creating a counter-force for positive change - the gold of humanity - during the upcoming times of Macro-Cosmic Quantum Shift. Laura argues convincingly, based on the revelations of the deepest of esoteric secrets, that the present is a time of potential transition, an extraordinary opportunity for individual and collective renewal: a quantum shift of awareness and perception which could see the birth of true creativity in the fields of science, art and spirituality. The Secret History of the World allows us to redefine our interpretation of the universe, history, and culture and to thereby navigate a path through this darkness. In this way, Laura Knight-Jadczyk shows us how we may extend the possibilities for all our different futures in literal terms. With over 800 pages of fascinating reading, The Secret History of The World and How to Get Out Alive is rapidly being acknowledged as a classic with profound implications for the destiny of the human race. With painstakingly researched facts and figures, the author overturns long-held conventional ideas on religion, philosophy, Grail legends, science, and alchemy, presenting a cohesive narrative pointing to the existence of an ancient techno-spirituality of the Golden Age which included a mastery of space and time: the Holy Grail, the Philosopher's Stone, the True Process of Ascension. Laura provides the evidence for the advanced level of scientific and metaphysical wisdom possessed by the greatest of lost ancient civilizations - a culture so advanced that none of the trappings of civilization as we know it were needed, explaining why there is no 'evidence' of civilization as we know it left to testify to its existence. The author's consummate synthesis reveals the Message in a Bottle reserved for humanity, including the Cosmology and Mysticism of mankind Before the Fall when, as the ancient texts tell us, man walked and talked with the gods. Laura shows us that the upcoming shift is that point in the vast cosmological cycle when mankind - or at least a portion of mankind - has the opportunity to regain his standing as The Child of the King in the Golden Age. If ever there was a book that can answer the questions of those who are seeking Truth in the spiritual wilderness of this world, then surely The Secret History of the World and How to Get Out Alive is it.

Horns, Tusks, and Flippers

The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals

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Author: Donald R. Prothero,Robert M. Schoch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801871351

Category: Nature

Page: 311

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Since the extinction of the dinosaurs, hoofed mammals have been the planet's dominant herbivores. Native to all continents except Australia and Antarctica, recent paleontological and biological discoveries have deepened understanding of their evolution. This text reveals their evolutionary history.

After the Dinosaurs

The Age of Mammals

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Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253000552

Category: Science

Page: 370

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A fascinating study of the thousands of new animal species that walked in the footsteps of the dinosaurs—and the climate changes that brought them forth. The fascinating group of animals called dinosaurs became extinct some 65 million years ago (except for their feathered descendants). In their place evolved an enormous variety of land creatures, especially mammals, which in their way were every bit as remarkable as their Mesozoic cousins. The Age of Mammals, the Cenozoic Era, has never had its Jurassic Park, but it was an amazing time in earth’s history, populated by a wonderful assortment of bizarre animals. The rapid evolution of thousands of species of mammals brought forth many incredible creatures―including our own ancestors. Their story is part of a larger story of new life emerging from the greenhouse conditions of the Mesozoic, warming up dramatically about 55 million years ago, and then cooling rapidly so that 33 million years ago the glacial ice returned. The earth’s vegetation went through equally dramatic changes, from tropical jungles in Montana and forests at the poles. Life in the sea underwent striking evolution reflecting global climate change, including the emergence of such creatures as giant sharks, seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales. Engaging and insightful, After the Dinosaurs is a book for everyone who has an abiding fascination with the remarkable life of the past.

Rhinoceros

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Author: Merebeth Switzer

Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference

ISBN: 9780717225880

Category: Science

Page: 48

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Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of the rhinoceros.

Giants of land, sea & air, past & present

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Author: David Peters

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 73

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Discusses body size in the animal kingdom and depicts giants from past and present, both individual specimens and those belonging to large species such as the prehistoric giants. Includes gate-fold pages showing the very largest animals.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: N.A

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Africa's animal giants

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Author: Jane R. McCauley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439182805

Category: Animals

Page: 28

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Introduces the physical characteristics and habits of some of the largest animals native to Africa including the elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, gorilla, Cape buffalo, lion, and ostrich.