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The Resource Cradle of life : the story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, Vincent Carruthers ; with contributions by Marina Elliott

Cradle of life : the story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, Vincent Carruthers ; with contributions by Marina Elliott

Label
Cradle of life : the story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind
Title
Cradle of life
Title remainder
the story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Carruthers ; with contributions by Marina Elliott
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site situated in the heart of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve is the jewel in South Africa's evolutionary crown: an area 'of outstanding universal value', it has attracted world-wide interest and furnished key evidence about where, when and how we came to be. The greater Magaliesberg area is peppered with some 200 caves and has a unique geology, history and biodiversity. For decades now, specialists have been combing the area to uncover evidence of our heritage. In his spectacular new title, Vincent Carruthers guides readers along a timeline, from the birth of our planet through to developments of the twenty first century. Along the way he documents the formation of our landscapes and the emergence of life, the rise of hominins, the stone and iron ages, early settlement, migrations, wars and modern developments in the Magaliesberg - the entire evolution of life up to the present, as we know it. Vividly illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, Cradle of Life portrays the intrigue and importance of the site, taking readers on a magical journey of discovery"--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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Carruthers, Vincent
Dewey number
569.90968
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN865.S6
LC item number
C37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Elliott, Marina C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (South Africa)
  • Magaliesberg (South Africa)
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Animals, Fossil
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Archaeology
  • Animals, Fossil
  • Archaeology
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
Cradle of life : the story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, Vincent Carruthers ; with contributions by Marina Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-249) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The Cradle-Magaliesbeg -- The Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve -- The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Part 1. Life and landscape. 1. The birth of the planet - 2. The first landmass and early life - 3. Evolution and extinction - 4. Africa. Part 2. Human evolution. 5. The human evolutionary line - 6. The Cradle hominins - 7. The human genus. Part 3. Archeology and history. 8. The first people - 9. The nineteenth century - 10. Boers and British - 11. Science and engineering. Conclusion. The Anthropocene
Control code
on1085160786
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781775845973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some coloured), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085160786
Label
Cradle of life : the story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, Vincent Carruthers ; with contributions by Marina Elliott
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-249) 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
Contents
Introduction. The Cradle-Magaliesbeg -- The Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve -- The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Part 1. Life and landscape. 1. The birth of the planet - 2. The first landmass and early life - 3. Evolution and extinction - 4. Africa. Part 2. Human evolution. 5. The human evolutionary line - 6. The Cradle hominins - 7. The human genus. Part 3. Archeology and history. 8. The first people - 9. The nineteenth century - 10. Boers and British - 11. Science and engineering. Conclusion. The Anthropocene
Control code
on1085160786
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781775845973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some coloured), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085160786

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