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The Resource First Footprints : the epic story of the First Australians, Scott Cane

First Footprints : the epic story of the First Australians, Scott Cane

Label
First Footprints : the epic story of the First Australians
Title
First Footprints
Title remainder
the epic story of the First Australians
Statement of responsibility
Scott Cane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some 60,000 years ago, a small group of people landed on Australia's northern coast. They were the first oceanic mariners and this great southern land was their new home. Gigantic mammals roamed the plains and enormous crocodiles, giant snakes and goannas nestled in the estuaries and savannahs. First Footprints tells the epic story of Australia's Aboriginal people. It is a story of ancient life on the driest continent on earth through the greatest environmental changes experienced in human history: ice ages, extreme drought and inundating seas. It is chronicled through astonishing archaeological discoveries, ancient oral histories and the largest and oldest art galleries on earth. Australia's first inhabitants were the first people to believe in an afterlife, cremate their dead, engrave representations of the human face, and depict human sound and emotion. They created new technologies, designed ornamentation, engaged in trade, and created the earliest documents of war. Ultimately, they developed a sustainable society based on shared religious tradition and far-reaching social networks across the length and breadth of Australia. First Footprints tells the largely unknown and captivating story of Australia's remarkable heritage
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
994.0049915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU123.4
LC item number
.C36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
First Footprints : the epic story of the First Australians, Scott Cane
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-309) 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
Map of Australia's ancient coastlines -- Map of locations mentioned in the book -- Timeline -- Introduction -- 1. Near extinction : 74,000-60,000 years ago -- 2. Super-nomads : 60,000-30,000 years ago -- 3. The great drought : 30,000-18,000 years ago -- 4. The great flood : from 18,000 years ago
Control code
5773562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9781743314937
Lccn
2013487141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869141128
  • (OCoLC)869141128
Label
First Footprints : the epic story of the First Australians, Scott Cane
Publication
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-309) 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
Map of Australia's ancient coastlines -- Map of locations mentioned in the book -- Timeline -- Introduction -- 1. Near extinction : 74,000-60,000 years ago -- 2. Super-nomads : 60,000-30,000 years ago -- 3. The great drought : 30,000-18,000 years ago -- 4. The great flood : from 18,000 years ago
Control code
5773562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9781743314937
Lccn
2013487141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869141128
  • (OCoLC)869141128

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