Drawing on the latest scientific detective work and a dash of graphic wizardry, Professor Alice Roberts brings the Ice Age giants back to life, exploring how these incredible beasts lived.
Prof Alice’s Ice Age odyssey (pictured above) begins in the 'land of the sabre-tooth' - North America, a continent that was half covered by ice that was up to two miles thick. Yet this frozen land also boasts the most impressive cast of Ice Age giants in the world. There, she discovers the mummified poo of the Shasta ground sloth, the remains of a glyptodont (one of the weirdest mammal that ever lived) and encounters the vast Columbian mammoth, which was stalked and hunted by the fearsome Smilodon fatalis, the sabre-toothed cat.
Then it’s off to Europe and Siberia to investigate the lands hit hardest by the Ice Age, and uncovers how some of these animals survived. Finally, Prof Alice finds out how the great beasts of the Ice Age – mammoths, woolly rhinos and sabre-toothed cats – finally perished.