Cro-Magnon

How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans
Product Number: EB00637765
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781608191673
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
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A Los Angeles Times BestsellerNew York Times best-selling author Brian Fagan explores the world of the Cro-Magnons—the mysterious, little-known race, famous for its cave paintings, that survived the Ice Age and became the ancestors of today's humans.They survived by their wits in a snowbound world, hunting, and sometimes being hunted by, animals many times their size. By flickering firelight, they drew bison, deer, and mammoths on cavern walls- vibrant images that seize our imaginations after thirty thousand years. They are known to archaeologists as the Cro-Magnons-but who were they? Simply put, these people were among the first anatomically modern humans. For millennia, their hunter-gatherer culture flourished in small pockets across Ice Age Europe, the distant forerunner to the civilization we live in now.Bestselling author Brian Fagan brings these 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 from glaciers, predators, and a rival species of humans-the Neanderthals. Cro-Magnon captures the adaptability that has made humans an unmatched success as a species. Living on a frozen continent with only crude tools, Ice Age humans survived and thrived. In these pages, we meet our most remarkable ancestors.

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Author(s): Brian Fagan
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2010

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Author(s): Brian Fagan
Narrator(s): James Langton
Genre: Science
Product Number DB278
Released: Oct 14, 2010
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400115945
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Author(s): Brian Fagan
Narrator(s): James Langton
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100028808
Released: Mar 03, 2010
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400195947

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