Atlas of a Lost World

Atlas of a Lost World

In Atlas of a Lost World, Craig Childs upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were. How they got here, persevered, and ultimately thrived is a story that resonates from the Pleistocene to our modern era.

Author: Craig Childs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307908667

Category: History

Page: 288

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From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, that traces the arrival of the first people in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates. In Atlas of a Lost World, Craig Childs upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were. How they got here, persevered, and ultimately thrived is a story that resonates from the Pleistocene to our modern era. The lower sea levels of the Ice Age exposed a vast land bridge between Asia and North America, but the land bridge was not the only way across. Different people arrived from different directions, and not all at the same time. The first explorers of the New World were few, their encampments fleeting. The continent they reached had no people but was inhabited by megafauna—mastodons, giant bears, mammoths, saber-toothed cats, five-hundred-pound panthers, enormous bison, and sloths that stood one story tall. The first people were hunters—Paleolithic spear points are still encrusted with the proteins of their prey—but they were wildly outnumbered and many would themselves have been prey to the much larger animals. Atlas of a Lost World chronicles the last millennia of the Ice Age, the violent 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. A blend of science and personal narrative reveals how much has changed since the time of mammoth hunters, and how little. Across unexplored landscapes yet to be peopled, readers will see the Ice Age, and their own age, in a whole new light.
Categories: History

Ice Age Florida

Ice Age Florida

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World, New York: HarperCollins Publishers. Childs, Craig. 2018. Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. New York: Pantheon Books. De Waal, Frans. 2016.

Author: Robert W. Sinibaldi

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781648043567

Category: Science

Page: 310

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Ice Age Florida: In Story and Art By: Robert W. Sinibaldi and illustrated by Hermann Trappman Florida's Ice Age was vastly different from what the North experienced. Ice Age Florida: In Story and Art investigates and illustrates the fascinating fossil record and history of the Gulf Coast compared to what most envision when the term Ice Age comes up. The author takes the reader along on his initial and developing interest in fossil diving and details his insatiable curiosity about the fauna of Florida's Ice Age, all vividly represented by the amazing artwork of Hermann Trappman.
Categories: Science

Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene

Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene

Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. Pantheon Press. https :/ / Crutzen, P., & Stoermer, E. (2000). The Anthropocene. Global Change Newsletter, 41, 17–18.

Author: Stacia Ryder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000396584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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Through various international case studies presented by both practitioners and scholars, Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene explores how an environmental justice approach is necessary for reflections on inequality in the Anthropocene and for forging societal transitions toward a more just and sustainable future. Environmental justice is a central component of sustainability politics during the Anthropocene – the current geological age in which human activity is the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Every aspect of sustainability politics requires a close analysis of equity implications, including problematizing the notion that humans as a collective are equally responsible for ushering in this new epoch. Environmental justice provides us with the tools to critically investigate the drivers and characteristics of this era and the debates over the inequitable outcomes of the Anthropocene for historically marginalized peoples. The contributors to this volume focus on a critical approach to power and issues of environmental injustice across time, space, and context, drawing from twelve national contexts: Austria, Bangladesh, Chile, China, India, Nicaragua, Hungary, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Tanzania, and the United States. Beyond highlighting injustices, the volume highlights forward-facing efforts at building just transitions, with a goal of identifying practical steps to connect theory and movement and envision an environmentally and ecologically just future. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners focused on conservation, environmental politics and governance, environmental and earth sciences, environmental sociology, environment and planning, environmental justice, and global sustainability and governance. It will also be of interest to social and environmental justice advocates and activists.
Categories: Business & Economics

When I Was Red Clay

When I Was Red Clay

Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. New York: Vintage, 2019. MacPhee, Ross D. and Peter Schouten. End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals. New York: W. W. Norton, 2018.

Author: Jonathan T. Bailey

Publisher: Torrey House Press

ISBN: 9781948814645

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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A young person’s story of growing up gay in a rural Mormon town and the wild places where he found refuge. This intimate record lays bare one person's experience growing up in a rural Mormon community and struggling to reconcile his sexual orientation with the religious doctrine of his childhood. Weaving together prose, poetry, and stories scrawled on the margins of high school notebooks, Jonathan T. Bailey encounters truth-seeing owls, anachronistic gourds, and the hard-edged realities of family and church. In When I Was Red Clay, he navigates desert landscapes, mental health, and the loss of faith with unflinching honesty and biting humor.
Categories: Nature

A Window to Heaven

A Window to Heaven

Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America, “This spectral, blood-red mineral... is the ceremonial stone of our species,” and its use on this continent is “considered to be a sign of a direct relationship with Old World Upper ...

Author: Patrick Dean

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781643136431

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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The captivating and heroic story of Hudson Stuck—an Episcopal priest—and his team's history-making summit of Denali. In 1913, four men made a months-long journey by dog sled to the base of the tallest mountain in North America. Several groups had already tried but failed to reach the top of a mountain whose size—occupying 120 square miles of the earth’s surface —and position as the Earth’s northernmost peak of more than 6,000 meters elevation make it one of the world’s deadliest mountains. Although its height from base to top is actually greater than Everest’s, it is Denali's weather, not altitude, that have caused the great majority of fatalities—over a hundred since 1903. Denali experiences weather more severe than the North Pole, with temperatures of forty below zero and winds that howl at 80 to 100 miles per hour for days at a stretch. But in 1913 none of this mattered to Hudson Stuck, a fifty-year old Episcopal priest, Harry Karstens, the hardened Alaskan wilderness guide, Walter Harper, and Robert Tatum, both just in their twenties. They were all determined to be the first to set foot on top of Denali. In A Window to Heaven, Patrick Dean brings to life this heart-pounding and spellbinding feat of this first ascent and paints a rich portrait of the frontier at the turn of the twentieth century. The story of Stuck and his team will lead us through the Texas frontier and Tennessee mountains to an encounter with Jack London at the peak of the Yukon Goldrush. We experience Stuck's awe at the rich Aleut and Athabascan indigenous traditions—and his efforts to help preserve these ways of life. Filled with daring exploration and rich history, A Window to Heaven is a brilliant and spellbinding narrative of success against the odds.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The First Americans

The First Americans

Craig Childs, Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America (New York, New York: Pantheon, 2018). Craig Childs, House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest (New York, New York: Back Bay, 2008).

Author: John David Cross

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781936529438

Category: History

Page: 195

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It was about 13,000 years ago that the First Americans, people who came from Asia, worked their way past the melting glaciers of the last Ice Age and began spreading across North, Central, and South America - lands previously unscarred by humans and teeming with mammoths, giant bison, saber-toothed tigers, and beavers the size of a cow. But it's only recently that scientists have pieced together the elusive, compelling saga of that epic migration. And the more we learn about them, the more we must marvel at the courage, adaptability, enterprise, and enduring resilience of the First Americans. Most of us know little about the early Americans and the wonders they achieved. Some of them learned to hunt forty-ton whales from dugout canoes; others built a vast system of canals that irrigated crops on tens of thousands of acres. Fully a thousand years before the pyramids at Giza went up, people on the Mississippi River were constructing even larger pyramidal earthworks, and later, a thousand miles to the north, others built a city that would remain the largest in North America until after the Revolutionary War. In the cradle of civilization that evolved in Central America, the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs built complex cultures and dazzling cities whose monumental structures and works of art still have the power to awe and inspire. This book describes the peopling of North and Central America and examine their amazing societies - the farmers and cliff-dwellers of the Southwest United States, the mound-builders of the Midwest, the Northwest Coast whale-hunters with their potlatches and totem poles, and the mighty, gods-driven cultures of Mesoamerica. It is a saga as breathtaking as it is surprising.
Categories: History

Immigration and Faith

Immigration and Faith

See, e.g., Craig Childs, Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America (New York: Pantheon, 2018), on the debates about when human beings arrived in the Americas. 10. See, e.g., Paul E. Lovejoy, Transformations in Slavery: A History ...

Author: Hoover, Brett C.

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587688690

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 238

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Immigration and Faith is a comprehensive textbook for theology and religious studies courses that addresses migration to and within the United States and beyond.
Categories: Emigration and immigration

Native American America

Native American America

North America Before 1492 Tim McNeese. BOOKS Birmingham, Robert A., and Amy Rosebrough. Indian Mounds of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2017. Childs, Craig. Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America.

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781725342071

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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For thousands of years, before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the Europeans, the vast American landscape was home to millions of Native Americans, whose ancestors still remain on the land today. They formed a wide variety of regional cultures, dotting the unspoiled environs stretching from the stark, red rock formations of the Southwest to the thick forestlands of the Northeast. Through descriptive and captivating text enhanced by detailed images and informative sidebars, readers will examine how each Indian culture group adapted to their unique surroundings and turned nature into home, as they built their houses, hunted for food, raised their children, and worshiped their gods.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Meat Me Halfway

Meat Me Halfway

Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2019. Clemen, Rudolf Alexander. The American Livestock and Meat Industry. New York: Ronald Press Company, 1923. Earle, Rebecca.

Author: Brian Kateman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781633887923

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

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We know that eating animals is bad for the planet and bad for our health, and yet we do it anyway. Ask anyone in the plant-based movement and the solution seems obvious: Stop eating meat. But, for many people, that stark solution is neither appealing nor practical. In Meat Me Halfway, author and founder of the reducetarian movement Brian Kateman puts forth a realistic and balanced goal: mindfully reduce your meat consumption. It might seem strange for a leader of the plant-based movement to say, but meat is here to stay. The question is not how to ween society off meat but how to make meat more healthy, more humane, and more sustainable. In this book, Kateman answers the question that has plagued vegans for years: why are we so resistant to changing the way we eat, and what can we do about it? Exploring our historical relationship with meat, from the domestication of animals to the early industrialization of meatpacking, to the advent of the one-stop grocery store, the science of taste, and the laws that impact our access to food, Meat Me Halfway reveals how humans have evolved as meat eaters. Featuring interviews with pioneers in the science of meat alternatives, investigations into new types of farming designed to lessen environmental impact, and innovations in ethical and sustainable agriculture, this down-to-earth book shows that we all can change the way we create and consume food.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Neglected Classics of Philosophy Volume 2

Neglected Classics of Philosophy  Volume 2

For an overview of some of the evidence and debates, see Craig Childs, Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America (New York, NY: Pantheon, 2018). 12 Vine Deloria in Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria, 282 Alexander Guerrero.

Author: Eric Schliesser

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190097196

Category: Philosophy

Page: 313

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"In this introduction I use Bertrand Russell's (1945) The History of Western Philosophy (hereafter: History), to introduce the meta-philosophical themes that recur throughout the chapters of this book. In particular, I focus on the way the distinction or opposition between rustic thought, which is supposed to characterize barbarous societies, and the urbane thought that is purported to characterize civilized society can help explain some entrenched patterns of exclusion visible in contemporary philosophy. I embed these remarks in a larger, speculative historiography of the very idea of 'western philosophy.' Along the way, I provide an overview of the chapters of this volume"--
Categories: Philosophy