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Author Pyne, Lydia

Title The last lost world: ice ages, human origins, and the invention of the Pleistocene [Hoopla electronic resource] / Lydia V. Pyne & Stephen J. Pyne.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Gildan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Walter Dixon.
Summary 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Geology, Stratigraphic -- Pleistocene. -- Sound recordings.
Paleogeography -- Pleistocene. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Pyne, Stephen J., 1949-
Dixon, Walter.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781469085418 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1469085410 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11399357
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