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      Craig Childs presents Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America in Anchorage

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      June 21, 2018

      Thursday   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

      University of Alaska Anchorage 3211 Providence Drive
      Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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      Craig Childs presents Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

      Craig Childs is known for following ancient migration routes on foot, pursuing early Pueblo passages across the Southwest and most recently the paths of first peoples into the Americas during the Ice Age. He has published more than a dozen books of adventure, wilderness, and science. His new book, Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America, examines the dynamics of people moving into an uninhabited hemisphere in the late Pleistocene, documenting arrivals from Alaska to Florida to southern Chile.

      ...Atlas of a Lost World chronicles the last millennia of the Ice Age, the violent oscillations and retreat of glaciers, the clues and traces that document the first encounters of early humans, and the animals whose presence governed the humans’ chances for survival. A blend of science and personal narrative reveals how much has changed since the time of mammoth hunters, and how little. Across unexplored landscapes yet to be peopled, readers will see the Ice Age, and their own age, in a whole new light.

      Craig Childs has won the Orion Book Award and has twice won the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, the Galen Rowell Art of Adventure Award, and the Spirit of the West Award for his body of work.

      Craig Childs has a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado University, Boulder with a minor in Women's Studies, and from Prescott College, an M.A. in Desert Studies. An occasional commentator for NPRs Morning Edition, he has taught writing at the University of Alaska in Anchorage MFA Program and the Mountainview MFA at Southern New Hampshire University. He lives outside of Norwood, CO.

      This event is sponsored with the UAA Anthropology Club, Alaska Anthropological Association, Diane K. Hanson and David Stevenson. There is free parking in the Library Lot, East Garage and South Lot for this event.

      Cost: Free -

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