The Eternal Frontier

The Eternal Frontier

An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples

Book - 2001
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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.

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Director of the South Australian Museum, Flannery (U. of Adelaide) traces the physical and ecological evolution of North America, beginning 65 million years ago, when, he says, a giant meteor smashed into the Gulf of Mexico and closed the curtain on dinosaurs. He draws on his training as a paleontologist to describe the subsequent rebirth of plants, animals, climate, and landforms and the impact of human migration onto the continent, which he places about 14,000 years ago. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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One of the world's most well-known paleontologists takes readers on a lively ecological tour of North America, from the asteroid strike the killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago to the present. 60,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2001
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780871137890
Branch Call Number: 508.7 FLA
Characteristics: 404 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm


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