The Last Lost World

Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene
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Original Publish Date: Sep 11, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100102366
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469001371
Narrator/s: Walter Dixon
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
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An enlightening investigation of the Pleistocene's dual character as a geologic time-and as a cultural idea The Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own. It's a time of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions-of woolly rhinos, mammoths, giant ground sloths, and not least early species of Homo. It's the world that created ours. But outside that environmental story there exists a parallel narrative that describes how our ideas about the Pleistocene have emerged. This story explains the place of the Pleistocene in shaping intellectual culture, and the role of a rapidly evolving culture in creating the idea of the Pleistocene and in establishing its dimensions. This second story addresses how the epoch, its Earth-shaping events, and its creatures, both those that survived and those that disappeared, helped kindle new sciences and a new origins story as the sciences split from the humanities as a way of looking at the past. Ultimately, it is the story of how the dominant creature to emerge from the frost-and-fire world of the Pleistocene came to understand its place in the scheme of things. A remarkable synthesis of science and history, The Last Lost World describes the world that made our modern one.

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Genre: Science, History
Product Number EB00398568
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101583685

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