Contents:Preface and Acknowledgments1. Introduction
Names and dates
Uinta beasts and the Cope-Marsh wars
The lost world2. Cloven hooves
The kingdom of cloven hooves
Phosphate and fossils
"Nebraska man" and javelinas
The "river horse"3. Tylopods
Camels without humps
Ships of the desert
"Mountain tooth"4. Where the deer and the antelope play
Graveyard of the Amazons
Horns and antlers
The "forest donkey"
All-American—but not an antelope
Deer to us all
Abbé David and his deer5. Hollow horns
A world of bovids
Auroachs and wisent
Where the buffalo roam
Mountain monarchs6. A whale's tale
Dr. Koch's "sea serpent"
Andrew's giant "bear"
The pedigree of Leviathan
Life of Leviathan
"So long, and thanks for all the fish"
Moby Dick, Flipper, and their kin
Save the whales!7. Out of Africa
The "feeble folk"8. The origin on Jumbo
Giants in the earth
The "Great Missourium"
Shovel-tuskers and gomphotheres
The mystery of the missing mammoths9. Kingdom of ivory
Behold the behemoth
God and slave
Blood and ivory10. A horse of a different color (and shape)
The origin of perissodactyls
The "hyrax beast"
Cuvier's "ancient beast"
The hipparion controversy11. Equus
Stripes do not a zebra make
Wild and domesticated horses12. Thunder beasts
The legend of the Thunder Beasts
Osborn, Asia, and orthogenesis
The biology of brontotheres13. Proboscises and claws
Hall of the mountain cow
Chalicotheres don't obey Cuvier's Law
Just what are chalicotheres?
Moropomorphs14. Rhinoceroses without horns
"Ancient Dacians" and Siberian mummies
The amphibious amynodonts
Running rhinos and rhino giants
Hairy rhinos and giant "unicorns"15. Thundering to extinction
Unicorn, monoceros, and rhinoceros
Black and white
Horns of doom
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