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Mastodons



Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Mammalia
  Order Proboscidea
  Family Mammutidae
  Genus Mammut
Mastodons were a genus of animals, related to elephants and Mammoths, that lived from about 4 million years ago through to almost 6,000 years ago. Although they outwardly resembled Mammoths, Mastodons were in fact distinct from them - Mastodons were browsing herbivores (principally eating leaves from trees and shrubs) whereas Mammathos were grazers (eating grasses).

Masotodons inhabited a vast area in Europe, Asia and North America. Their fossils have been in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, and as far South as Greece and Honduras.

Mastodons were around 10 feet (3 meters) tall at the shoulder, and equipped with long horizontal tusks, which could be as long as 16 feet (5 meters). The tusks are believed to have been used for breaking branches and twigs when feeding, and, by males, in competitions for mates. Differences between Mastodons and Mammoths, include a thinner woolly coat, different shaped teeth, and nearly horizontal tusks (whereas Mammoth tusks tended to be more curved).

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Mastodons were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 4 million and 6,000 years ago

Mastodons were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 4 million and 6,000 years ago


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Mastodon - Crack the Skye (Guitar Recorded Versions)
By Mastodon

Brand: Hal Leonard
Released: 2009-08-01
Paperback (104 pages)

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). Crack the Skye tells a story dealing variously with the art aesthetics of Tsarist Russia, astral travel, out of body experiences, and Stephen Hawking's theories on wormholes. The All Music Guide says the CD "rocks, and hard!", calling the guitar arrangements the "most intricate, melodically complex things the band has ever recorded." Our songbook features note-for-note transcriptions in notes & tab for all 7 songs, including the title track and: The Czar * Divinations * Ghost of Karelia * The Last Baron * Oblivion * Quintessence.
Mastodon - Emperor of Sand: Accurate Tab Edition
By Mastodon

Hal Leonard
Paperback (80 pages)

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). This collection features all 11 tracks from this 2017 album in accurate tab transcriptions including the lead single "Show Yourself" plus: Ancient Kingdom * Andromeda * Clandestiny * Jaguar God * Precious Stones * Roots Remain * Scorpion Breath * Steambreather * Sultan's Curse * Word to the Wise.
Once upon a Mastodon: All About Prehistoric Mammals (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
By Bonnie Worth

Random House Books for Young Readers
Released: 2014-09-23
Hardcover (48 pages)

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How cool! The Cat and Co. time-travel to the Great Ice Age!
 
The Cat in the Hat visits with Ice Age mammals on a whirlwind tour of the Pleistocene! From ground sloths as big as elephants to bears as heavy as Volkswagens, the Cat introduces young readers to mastodons, mammoths, woolly rhinos, saber-toothed cats, giant horses, and lots more—including humans! In addition, young readers will learn basic facts about the Great Ice Age and early human life, the characteristics of mammals, and the study of fossils. Ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards and a natural for fans of the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, this is a great way to introduce beginning readers to science!
Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun (Recorded Versions Guitar)
By Mastodon

Hal Leonard
Paperback (136 pages)

Mastodon - Once More  Round the Sun (Recorded Versions Guitar)
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(Guitar Recorded Versions). Matching note-for-note transcriptions to Mastodon's chart-topping 2014 release with 11 tracks: Asleep in the Deep * Aunt Lisa * Chimes at Midnight * Diamond in the Witch House * Ember City * Feast Your Eyes * Halloween * High Road * The Motherload * Once More 'Round the Sun * Tread Lightly. PARENTAL ADVISORY FOR EXPLICIT CONTENT.
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Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun Vinyl LP. Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award-nominated hard rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group' four members recognize the importance of life' omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album, Once More ˜Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves. The very title says something slightly different for each member. "Quite literally, Once More 'Round the Sun means a year-in-the-life," explains Dailor. "Lyrically, we were discussing things that happened to us recently, whereas in the past we looked further back for inspiration. It's about 365 days in this band. It was a tough and strange journey. We happened to be in the middle of completing a full rotation musically as everything else was going on." About the band: Mastodon is a multi-Grammy nominated hard rock juggernaut. From public endorsements of peers as diverse as Metallica, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, CeeLo Green, and Feist to unanimous praise from the likes of Time and Rolling Stone, the band has accrued a staggering string of accolades. Their latest, Grammy-nominated album, Once More ˜Round The Sun debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard chart"displacing their 2011 album, Hunter, as their highest U.S. chart debut eve.
Mastodon Art Coloring Book: Stoner Rock and Sludge Metal Pioneers, Concept Avantgarde Artists and New Age Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Mastodon Coloring Book)
By Sharon Clark

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mastodon Art Coloring Book: Stoner Rock and Sludge Metal Pioneers, Concept Avantgarde Artists and New Age Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Mastodon Coloring Book)
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This is work of creative art and satire (17 U.S. Code § 107) Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2000. The group is composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, and drummer Brann Dailor, all of whom perform vocals in studio (with the exception of Bill Kelliher). They all perform vocals at live shows. Their musical style features progressive concepts and unique instrumentation.
Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))
By Cheryl Bardoe

Brand: Harry N. Abrams
Hardcover (48 pages)

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))
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Mammoths and mastodons roamed the earth for more than a million years, and then suddenly went extinct. What was everyday life like for these colossal cousins of the modern elephant? What did they eat? How did they fit into their Ice Age landscape? Why did they disappear?

These questions and more are answered in this fascinating book that presents the latest research, drawing on the recent discovery of a fully frozen baby mammoth—which has allowed scientists to learn more than they ever could have known just from studying bones and fossils.

Profusely illustrated, Mammoths and Mastodons features photographs of archaeological digs, scientists at work in the field and in labs, and archival relics. Specially commissioned artwork also brings the story of mammoths and mastodons to life. The book includes a bibliography, a glossary, and an index.
 
Exhibition schedule
Publication will coincide with the Field Museum exhibit Mammoths and Mastodons, which runs from March 5 through September 6 in Chicago and is then projected to tour up to 10 venues through 2014.
 
March 5–September 6, 2010: The Field Museum, Chicago
October 16, 2010–January 9, 2011: City TBA
November 25, 2011–April 15, 2012: City TBA
May 26–September 3, 2012: City TBA
October 13, 2012–January 13, 2013: Museum of Science, Boston
February 23–May 27, 2013: City TBA
May 10–September, 2014: City TBA

F&P level: V
F&P genre: I
Mastodon -- Blood Mountain: Authentic Guitar TAB
By Mastodon

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Alfred Music is proud to present the album-matching folio for Mastodon's Grammy-nominated third album, Blood Mountain.

Since hitting the scene in 2000, Atlanta-based band Mastodon has been steadily gaining attention as one of the best new heavy metal groups, even being called the "next Metallica" by the New York Times. The band's first single from Blood Mountain, "Capillarian Crest," was ranked No. 27 in Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Songs of 2006, and the album itself was ranked 9th in the magazine's chart of best albums of the year.

This album-matching folio provides authentic guitar TAB for all the songs on the record. Songs include The Wolf Is Loose * Crystal Skull * Sleeping Giant * Capillarian Crest * Circle of Cysquatch * Bladecatcher * Colony of Birchmen * Hunters of the Sky * Hand of Stone * This Mortal Soil * Siberian Divide * Pendulous Skin.
Mammoths Mastodons and Man.
By Robert. Silverberg

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Mammoths Mastodons and Man.
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American Mastodon
By Brad Ricca

Black Lawrence Press
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American Mastodon
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Here is an America of absences, monsters, perfect sandwiches, and opposites. Here Sasquatch hides in Sears at Christmas. The night sky remembers a dog that died in orbit, compliments of the Soviets. And here, in the beginning, a five-foot-four human girl was sniffed for by hounds that stayed on Earth.



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