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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
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory that traces the arrival of the first people in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates. In Atlas of a Lost World, Craig Childs upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were. How they got here, persevered, and ultimately thrived is a story that resonates from the Pleistocene to our modern era. The lower sea levels of the Ice Age exposed a vast land bridge between Asia and North America, but the land bridge was not the only way across. Different people arrived from different directions, and not all at the same time. The first explorers of the New World were few, their encampments fleeting. The continent they reached had no people but was inhabited by megafauna--mastodons, giant bears, mammoths, saber-toothed cats, five-hundred-pound panthers, enormous bison, and sloths that stood one story tall. The first people were hunters (Paleolithic spear points are still encrusted with the proteins of their prey) but they were wildly outnumbered and many would themselves have been prey to the much larger animals. Atlas of a Lost World chronicles the last millennia of the Ice Age: the violent 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. A blend of science and personal narrative reveals how much has changed since the time of mammoth hunters, and how little. Across unexplored landscapes yet to be peopled, readers will see the Ice Age, and their own age, in a whole new light."--Dust jacket
  • 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 was not the only way across. Childs provides an unsparing, vivid, revelatory travelogue through prehistory that traces the arrival of the First People in North America twenty thousand years ago, the megafauna they found here, and the artifacts that enable us to imagine their lives and fates. -- adapted from publisher info
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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Writing style
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10658237
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Childs, Craig
Dewey number
  • 551.7/92
  • 970.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1180L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E77.9
LC item number
.C55 2018
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1180
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gilman, Sarah,
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True
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Glacial epoch
  • Mammals, Fossil
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleoecology
  • HISTORY
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • Glacial epoch
  • Mammals, Fossil
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Paleoecology
  • Pleistocene Geologic Epoch
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • North America
  • North America
Target audience
adult
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travels in ice age America
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
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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
Control code
21421876
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 control number
40028160398
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1000249112
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
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
Control code
21421876
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 control number
40028160398
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1000249112

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