The Resource The time before history : 5 million years of human impact, Colin Tudge

The time before history : 5 million years of human impact, Colin Tudge

Label
The time before history : 5 million years of human impact
Title
The time before history
Title remainder
5 million years of human impact
Statement of responsibility
Colin Tudge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this lyrical and engaging exploration, Colin Tudge undertakes an ambitious task: to place the narratives of human and planetary coevolution within the same frame, to expand our perspective on our own history, and to tell the story of the human impact on planet Earth. Our sense of history, the author argues, has become so truncated that it is measured in months and years, occasionally decades, infrequently centuries. The Time Before History is a corrective, a record of the preface to modern life - of the period known as the Plio/Pleistocene, from 5 million years past to the birth of civilization some 10,000 years ago
  • Tudge paints a broad canvas of our last 5 million years with fascinating descriptions of the waxing and waning of species and populations because of climate changes and plate tectonics, including massive migrations around the planet; the fabulous animals that covered the earth when our ancestors first emerged; the unique and exquisitely destructive characteristics of the first neo-apes, from their ability to exploit the savanna while living safely in the trees to the advantages of the rotating shoulder joint, which permitted missile throwing and thus changed the risk-reward balance of hunting forever. Drawing upon the disciplines of geology, anthropology, archaeology, earth science, and climatology, the Time Before History is the first popular account of this critical period and is a truly original contribution to the intertwined narratives of humanity and its planet
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tudge, Colin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.T84 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Mammals
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Mammals
  • homme (être humain)
  • Evolution
Label
The time before history : 5 million years of human impact, Colin Tudge
Link
https://archive.org/details/timebeforehistor00tudg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780684807263
Lccn
95042026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33207291
  • (OCoLC)ocm33207291
Label
The time before history : 5 million years of human impact, Colin Tudge
Link
https://archive.org/details/timebeforehistor00tudg
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780684807263
Lccn
95042026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33207291
  • (OCoLC)ocm33207291

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