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The Resource The edge of memory : ancient stories, oral tradition and the post-glacial world, Patrick Nunn

The edge of memory : ancient stories, oral tradition and the post-glacial world, Patrick Nunn

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The edge of memory : ancient stories, oral tradition and the post-glacial world
Title
The edge of memory
Title remainder
ancient stories, oral tradition and the post-glacial world
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Nunn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Edge of Memory celebrates the predecessor of written information - the spoken word, tales from our ancestors that have been passed down, transmitting knowledge from one generation to the next. Among the most extensive and best-analysed of these stories are from native Australian cultures. These stories conveyed both practical information and recorded history, describing a lost landscape, often featuring tales of flooding and submergence. These folk traditions are increasingly supported by hard science. Geologists are starting to corroborate the tales through study of climatic data, sediments and land forms. In this book, Patrick Nunn unravels the importance of these tales, exploring the science behind folk history from various places - including northwest Europe and India - and what it can tell us about environmental phenomena, from coastal drowning to volcanic eruptions
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1955-
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Nunn, Patrick D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Human beings
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Human ecology
Target audience
adult
Label
The edge of memory : ancient stories, oral tradition and the post-glacial world, Patrick Nunn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1: Recalling the past -- Chapter 2: Words that matter in a harsh land -- Chapter 3: Australian Aboriginal memories of coastal drowning -- Chapter 4: The changing ocean surface -- Chapter 5: Other oral archives of ancient coastal drowning -- Chapter 6: What else might we not realise we remember? -- Chapter 7: Have we underestimated ourselves?
Control code
p2251195518
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472943262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
Label
The edge of memory : ancient stories, oral tradition and the post-glacial world, Patrick Nunn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1: Recalling the past -- Chapter 2: Words that matter in a harsh land -- Chapter 3: Australian Aboriginal memories of coastal drowning -- Chapter 4: The changing ocean surface -- Chapter 5: Other oral archives of ancient coastal drowning -- Chapter 6: What else might we not realise we remember? -- Chapter 7: Have we underestimated ourselves?
Control code
p2251195518
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472943262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps

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