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The Resource The last lost world : ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene, Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne

The last lost world : ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene, Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne

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The last lost world : ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene
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The last lost world
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ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene
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Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne
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eng
Summary
An 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, 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. -- Publisher
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Title
The last lost world
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An enlightening investigation of the Pleistocene's dual character as a geologic time-and as a cultural idea The Last Lost World describes the world that made our modern one
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10120167
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BT
Dewey number
551.7/92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE697
LC item number
.P96 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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adult
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ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene
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ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene
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Lydia V. Pyne, Stephen J. Pyne
The last lost world : ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene, Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne
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The last lost world : ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene, Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Mossel Bay, South Africa -- pt. 1. How the Pleistocene got its ice. Rift ; Ice ; Story -- pt. 2. The great game. Footnotes to Plato ; Out of Africa ; Missing links ; New truths, heresies, superstitions ; The ancients and the moderns -- pt. 3.How the Pleistocene lost its tale. The hominin who would be king ; The Anthropocene -- Epilogue: Rift redux
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ocn757838211
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780670023639
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011038464
Other physical details
ill., maps

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