The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene

The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene

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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… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin (June 14, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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