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The Resource Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman

Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman

Label
Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America
Title
Atlas of a lost world
Title remainder
travels in ice age America
Statement of responsibility
Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of Apocalyptic Planet, an unsparing, vivid, revelatory travelogue through prehistory that traces the arrival of the First People in North America twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that enable us to imagine their lives and fates. Scientists squabble over the locations and dates for human arrival in the New World. The first explorers were few, encampments fleeting. At some point in time, between twenty and forty thousand years ago, sea levels were low enough that a vast land bridge was exposed between Asia and North America. But the land bridge was not the only way across. This book upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were. The unpeopled continent they reached was inhabited by megafauna--mastodons, sloths, mammoths, saber-toothed cats, lions, bison, and bears. The First People were not docile--Paleolithic spear points are still encrusted with the protein of their prey--but they were wildly outnumbered and many were prey to the much larger animals. This is a chronicle of the last millennia of the Ice Age, the gradual oscillations and retreat of glaciers, the clues and traces that document the first encounters of early humans, and the animals whose presence governed the humans' chances for survival"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Childs, Craig
Dewey number
551.7/92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E77.9
LC item number
.C55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Glacial epoch
  • Paleoecology
  • Mammals, Fossil
Label
Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
2017033037
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780307908650
Lccn
2017033037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
2017033037
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780307908650
Lccn
2017033037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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