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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
Title
The last lost world
Title remainder
ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene
Statement of responsibility
Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne
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Contributor
Subject
Language
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.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pyne, Lydia V
Dewey number
  • 551.7/92
  • 501
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE697
LC item number
.P96 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pyne, Stephen J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Glacial epoch
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Paleoecology
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
  • Paleogeography
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Science
Label
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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-288) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm757838211
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780670023639
Lccn
2011038464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757838211
  • (Sirsi) a1136221
Label
The last lost world : ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene, Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm757838211
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780670023639
Lccn
2011038464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757838211
  • (Sirsi) a1136221

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