We are happy to host Atlas of a Lost World and Apocalyptic Planet author Craig Childs! The evening will consist of a short presentation along with a book signing. Childs’ will be here in-person and his books will be available for purchase, on May 14th at Bookmans Midtown.
Craig Childs author of the newly released Atlas of a Lost World has been a regular commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Outside, The Sun, and Orion Magazine .
Where did the First People come from? Who were they? What did they find when they arrived here? ATLAS OF A LOST WORLD: Travels in Ice Age America (Alfred A. Knopf) by Childs seeks to answer these questions in a startlingly vivid, ruminative, and personal journey through prehistory. Tracing the arrival of the First People in North America and the distant animals and landscapes they would have encountered, Childs takes us to back in time to fully imagine their lives and fates. Weaving together history, science, and his own travels across the continent, Childs’ ATLAS OF A LOST WORLD is a beautifully written, deeply imaginative, almost dream-like travelogue across our ancient past.
“Childs takes readers on a scintillating dual journey through the geography of modern and Ice Age America in this survey of some of the lands reached by the first voyagers across the Bering Sea Ice Bridge….While exploring the American West and ultimately embarking on a trip in a north Florida swamp, Childs maintains a self-deprecating humor and a boundless enthusiasm for his subject that makes this narrative an unexpected page-turner. His curiosity is infectious, and the lessons he learns about how Ice Age people lived, what we can learn from them, and who they became resonate with serious staying power….Childs has found history deeper than politics, and in rich, evocative prose, he makes it startlingly relevant to readers. A science title with broad and enduring appeal.”
—Booklist *starred review*
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