The Great Paleolithic War

Author: David J. Meltzer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226293363
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Science

Following the discovery in Europe in the late 1850s that humanity had roots predating known history and reaching deep into the Pleistocene era, scientists wondered whether North American prehistory might be just as ancient. And why not? The geological strata seemed exactly analogous between America and Europe, which would lead one to believe that North American humanity ought to be as old as the European variety. This idea set off an eager race for evidence of the people who might have occupied North America during the Ice Age—a long, and, as it turned out, bitter and controversial search. In The Great Paleolithic War, David J. Meltzer tells the story of a scientific quest that set off one of the longest-running feuds in the history of American anthropology, one so vicious at times that anthropologists were deliberately frightened away from investigating potential sites. Through his book, we come to understand how and why this controversy developed and stubbornly persisted for as long as it did; and how, in the process, it revolutionized American archaeology.

Land Bridges

Author: Alan Graham
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226544328
Release Date: 2018-03-30
Genre: Science

Land bridges are the causeways of biodiversity. When they form, organisms are introduced into a new patchwork of species and habitats, forever altering the ecosystems into which they flow; and when land bridges disappear or fracture, organisms are separated into reproductively isolated populations that can evolve independently. More than this, land bridges play a role in determining global climates through changes to moisture and heat transport and are also essential factors in the development of biogeographic patterns across geographically remote regions. In this book, paleobotanist Alan Graham traces the formation and disruption of key New World land bridges and describes the biotic, climatic, and biogeographic ramifications of these land masses’ changing formations over time. Looking at five land bridges, he explores their present geographic setting and climate, modern vegetation, indigenous peoples (with special attention to their impact on past and present vegetation), and geologic history. From the great Panamanian isthmus to the boreal connections across the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans that allowed exchange of organisms between North America, Europe, and Asia, Graham’s sweeping, one-hundred-million-year history offers new insight into the forces that shaped the life and land of the New World.

First Peoples in a New World

Author: David J. Meltzer
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89109734608
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: History

"Meltzer's compelling account of the data and the debates takes readers behind the scenes of the often contentious arguments that have redirected the scientific pursuit of the first Americans."--Tom D. Dillehay, author of The Settlement of the Americas "In remarkably comprehensive and lucid fashion, Meltzer synthesizes the complex and commonly conflicting evidence for the earliest human presence in the Americas and provides an honestly told lesson about the workings of scientific thought."--David Hurst Thomas, author of Skull Wars "A natural storyteller, David Meltzer gives us a vivid picture of both the colonizing bands of humans who moved into the Americas and the researchers who followed their footsteps from Alaska to Chile. This is an insider's account, told with a keen eye and sense of humor, as if Meltzer were there when discoveries were made and when disputes were aired--as, indeed, he often was."--Ann Gibbons, author of The First Human: The Race to Discover our Earliest Ancestors "The settling of the Americas has been a first-rate scientific puzzle since Columbus stumbled across the peoples of the Caribbean. David Meltzer is its ideal chronicler: a major participant in the research that is unlocking the mystery and a fine writer with a wry humor. Thank goodness there aren't too many scientists like him--science journalists like me would be out of business."--Charles C. Mann, author of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Book Forum

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ISBN: UVA:X006169105
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Arts


Ladies Home Journal

Author: Louisa Knapp
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015035317851
Release Date: 1946-01
Genre: Women's periodicals


Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015046858125
Release Date: 1999
Genre: American literature


DGB

Author: Walther Killy
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
ISBN: UOM:39015051603655
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

The "Dictionary of German Biography is unique, complete and comprehensive with biographies of nearly 61,000 people from the German-speaking world. Coverage stretches all the way from the time of Charlemagne to the present day and includes lesser-known as well as world-famous Germans.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:49015002846633
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Religion

Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings

Books in Print

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105002106081
Release Date: 1995
Genre: American literature


Saturday Review

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ISBN: MINN:319510019153843
Release Date: 1925
Genre: American literature