Atlas of a lost world: travels in ice age America

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Scientists squabble over the locations and dates for human arrival in the New World. The first explorers were few, encampments fleeting. At some point in time, between twenty and forty thousand years ago, sea levels were low enough that a vast land bridge was exposed between Asia and North America. But the land bridge was not the only way across. This book upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were. The unpeopled continent they reached was inhabited by megafauna-mastodons, sloths, mammoths, saber-toothed cats, lions, bison, and bears. The First People were not docile-Paleolithic spear points are still encrusted with the protein of their prey-but they were wildly outnumbered and many were prey to the much larger animals. This is a chronicle of the last millennia of the Ice Age, the gradual oscillations and retreat of glaciers, the clues and traces that document the first encounters of early humans, and the animals whose presence governed the humans' chances for survival.
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9780307908667
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subject_facet Glacial epoch -- North America, Mammals, Fossil -- North America, Paleo-Indians -- North America, Paleoecology -- North America, Paleoecology -- Pleistocene, Prehistoric peoples -- North America
title_display Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America
title_full Atlas of a Lost World Travels in Ice Age America, Atlas of a lost world : travels in ice age America / Craig Childs ; illustrations by Sarah Gilman
title_short Atlas of a lost world :
title_sub travels in ice age America
topic_facet Glacial epoch, History, Mammals, Fossil, Nature, Nonfiction, Paleo-Indians, Paleoecology, Prehistoric peoples, Science