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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

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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
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
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"--
Summary
In a blend of science and personal narrative that takes readers on a fascinating journey through prehistory, the author of Apocalyptic Planet, chronicling the last millennia of the Ice Age and tracing the First People in North America, shows how much has changed since the time of mammoth hunters, and also what hasn't changed
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10658237
Cataloging source
DLC
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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1180
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gilman, Sarah
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True
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Glacial epoch
  • Paleoecology
  • Mammals, Fossil
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
travels in ice age America
Label
Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-257) 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
Contents
Land bridge: date unknown -- Inner Beringia: 25,000 years ago -- House of ice: 20,000 years ago -- The long coast: 17,000 years ago -- Playground of giants: 45,000 to 15,000 years ago -- Emergence: 16,000 to 14,000 years ago -- A dangerous Eden: 14,500 years ago -- Cult of the fluted point: 13,500 years ago -- The last mammoth hunt: 13,000 to 12,000 years ago -- American Babylon: 12,800 to 11,800 years ago -- The party at the beginning of the world: 11,000 years ago
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780307908650
Lccn
2017033037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1000249112
  • (OCoLC)1000249112
Label
Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-257) 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
Contents
Land bridge: date unknown -- Inner Beringia: 25,000 years ago -- House of ice: 20,000 years ago -- The long coast: 17,000 years ago -- Playground of giants: 45,000 to 15,000 years ago -- Emergence: 16,000 to 14,000 years ago -- A dangerous Eden: 14,500 years ago -- Cult of the fluted point: 13,500 years ago -- The last mammoth hunt: 13,000 to 12,000 years ago -- American Babylon: 12,800 to 11,800 years ago -- The party at the beginning of the world: 11,000 years ago
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780307908650
Lccn
2017033037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1000249112
  • (OCoLC)1000249112

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