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Atlas of a lost world: travels in ice age America

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"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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subject_facetGlacial epoch -- North America
Mammals, Fossil -- North America
Paleo-Indians -- North America
Paleoecology -- North America -- Pleistocene
Prehistoric peoples -- North America
title_displayAtlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America
title_fullAtlas of a Lost World Travels in Ice Age America
Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America / Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman
title_shortAtlas of a lost world
title_subtravels in ice age America
topic_facetGlacial epoch
History
Mammals, Fossil
Nature
Nonfiction
Paleo-Indians
Paleoecology
Prehistoric peoples
Science