Cro-Magnon

How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans
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Author(s): Brian Fagan
Genre: Science
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DB278
Released: Oct 14, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400115945
Narrator/s: James Langton
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Bestselling author Brian Fagan brings early humans out of the deep freeze with his trademark mix of erudition, cutting-edge science, and vivid storytelling. Cro-Magnon reveals human society in its infancy, facing enormous environmental challenges-including a rival species of humans, the Neanderthals. For ten millennia, Cro-Magnons lived side by side with Neanderthals, an encounter that Fagan fills with drama. Using their superior intellects and tools, these ingenious problem solvers survived harsh conditions that eventually extinguished their Neanderthal cousins. Cro-Magnon captures the indomitable adaptability that has made Homo sapiens an unmatched success as a species. Living on a frozen continent with only the most basic tools, Ice Age humans survived and thrived.

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Cro-Magnon
Product Number: BX00036175
Product Number:DB278
Product Number:Z100028808

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eAudio
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Author(s): Brian Fagan
Narrator(s): James Langton
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100028808
Released: Mar 03, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400195947
eBook
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Author(s): Brian Fagan
Product Number EB00637765
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
ISBN: #9781608191673

Professional reviews

"Fagan's history of the emergence of modern humans spans tens of thousands of years, but his perspective is personal and immediate. His work is based on decades of study of ancient artifacts and visits to archaeological sites around the world. James Langton, who surely possesses one of the most listenable voices in audiobooks today, fits easily into the persona Fagan has defined, creating a narrative perspective that is attentive, observant, factual, open to speculation, and never dogmatic in tone. Langton's perfectly articulated rendering keeps the narrative line clear, even when its dates and names might be crowding the listener's mind. One misses the illustrations and maps contained in the book. (The book and audiobook are best experienced together.) But Fagan excels in powers of description, and he receives his due here with a narrator as engaged and as discerning as he is. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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