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Main Title The eternal frontier : an ecological history of North America and its peoples /
Author Flannery, Tim F.
Publisher Grove Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 49945130
ISBN 0802138888; 9780802138880
Subjects Natural history--North America. ; Ecology--North America. ; èOkologie ; Nordamerika ; Natur.--(DE-588c)4041358-5 ; èOkologie.--(DE-588c)4043207-5 ; Nordamerika.--(DE-588c)4042483-2
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EKBM  QH102.F63 2002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/13/2007
Edition 1st Grove Press pbk. ed.
Collation 404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Originally published by Text Publishing, Melbourne Australia in 2001. Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-395) and index.
Contents Notes
Map -- Introduction -- Act 1 : In which America is created and undone -- Ground zero ; Reordering of North America ; Hellbenders and hoofed creatures -- Act 2 : In which America becomes a tropical paradise -- First contacts ; Bridge over Greenland -- Act 3 : In which America becomes a land of immigrants -- Fatal configuration ; Grande Coupure ; Golden age ; Gateway to the present ; United lands of America ; Laurentide ; Visit to a new world -- Act 4 : In which America is discovered -- New world ; Black hole theory of extinction ; Massacring the mammoth, dismembering the mastodon ; New American fauna ; Making of the buffalo ; Rise of cultures ; Taming of teosinte -- Act 5 : In which America conquers the world : Alternative Americas -- English colonies all ; Conceived in liberty ; Fatal impact ; America under the gun ; Making of a giant ; What's home on the range? ; Reinventing America. A paleontologist offers an ecological tour of North America, from the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago to the present.