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The Resource The day before America, William H. MacLeish ; illustrated by Will Bryant

The day before America, William H. MacLeish ; illustrated by Will Bryant

Label
The day before America
Title
The day before America
Statement of responsibility
William H. MacLeish ; illustrated by Will Bryant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • History and prehistory come alive in this extraordinary account of America as it was before it got its name. William H. MacLeish paints a heart-rending portrait of the lush, miraculous New World on the eve of the Encounter - the arrival of the first Europeans, after which nothing would be the same. Drawing on the work of anthropologists, geologists, and other academic experts, MacLeish roams over 18,000 years of the continent's history, exploring the role of climate and human activity in preparing the world that we have inherited. The Day Before America is studded with fascinating information on the awesome changes wrought by the ice age (and the inevitability of its return), the ecological effects of hunting and early agriculture, the astonishing variety of Indian civilizations, and the transformations in the continent's nature over the past five hundred years. It is a book informed by a deep commitment to the wonder and sacredness of the natural world
  • At bottom, it is a statement of belief in an unsentimental environmentalism - an effort to see our world in the longest view, and to value it all the more for that
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacLeish, William H.
Dewey number
970.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E77
LC item number
.M1144 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Indian philosophy
  • Natural history
  • Human ecology
  • Prehistorie
Label
The day before America, William H. MacLeish ; illustrated by Will Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Richard Todd book."
  • Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [250]-277)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Existence in reality -- Across the border -- A land without us -- Children of the ice -- Among animals -- Hands in the leaves -- Costs of living -- The day before America -- Up till now -- This one is ours -- A native sense
Control code
30027643
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780395468821
Lccn
94009504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1616182
Label
The day before America, William H. MacLeish ; illustrated by Will Bryant
Publication
Note
  • "A Richard Todd book."
  • Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [250]-277)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Existence in reality -- Across the border -- A land without us -- Children of the ice -- Among animals -- Hands in the leaves -- Costs of living -- The day before America -- Up till now -- This one is ours -- A native sense
Control code
30027643
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780395468821
Lccn
94009504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1616182

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