EARLY HUMANS. By Nicholas Ashton. Collins New Naturalist Library No. 134.  Standard Hardback Edition.

EARLY HUMANS. By Nicholas Ashton. Collins New Naturalist Library No. 134. Standard Hardback Edition.

BURREN. By David Cabot. The New Naturalist Library No. 138. Paperback  Edition.

BURREN. By David Cabot. The New Naturalist Library No. 138. Paperback Edition.

EARLY HUMANS. By Nicholas Ashton. Collins New Naturalist Library No. 134. De Luxe Leather-bound Limited Edition.

2017 1st edition. De luxe issue. 8vo (157 x 224mm). Ppxii,354,ii. Colour and b/w photographs, b/w illustrations, map, bibliography. Full brown leather, spine titled in gilt, all edges gilt. Edition limited to 50 copies, signed and numberted by the author.

"Our understanding of the British Palaeolithic and Mesolithic has changed dramatically over the last three Britain (1951) has the New Naturalist Library included a volume focused on the study of early humans and their environment. In this long overdue new book, distinguished archaeologist Nick Ashton uncovers the most recent findings, following the remarkable survival and discovery of bones, stone tools and footprints which allow us to paint a picture of the first human visitors to this remote peninsula of north-west Europe. As part of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project and subsequent research, Ashton is involved in an unrivalled collaborative effort involving archaeologists, palaeontologists, and earth scientists at different British institutes, including the Natural History Museum and the British Museum. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book explores the latest discoveries such as footprints at Happisburgh, Norfolk that are thought to be nearly one million years old, flint artefacts at Pakefield in Suffolk and mammoth remains at West Runton, among others. These remarkable remnants help our quest to unravel the interactions between the changing environments and their ancient human occupants, as well as their lifestyles and migrations. Early humans colonised our remote corner of the European mainland time and again, despite being faced with ice age climates with far-reaching consequences. Setting the scene on the Norfolk coast almost a million years ago, Ashton tells the story of the fauna, flora and developing geography of Britain against the backdrop of an ever-changing climate. Above all, he explores how early people began as brief visitors to this wild remote land, but over time through better ways of acquiring food and developing new technologies, they began to tame, shape and dominate the countryside we see today".
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Author Ashton (Nicholas).
Book Code 53215
ISBN 0008227292 / 9780008227296. (PREVIOUS PRICE GBP 250.00).
Book Description Fine new copy in dust-wrapper and brown cloth slip-case. Signed and numbered by the author. Dust-wrapper signed by the artist, Robert Gillmor.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2017
Publisher Collins.
Place New Naturalist Series.