The Last Giant of Beringia: The Mystery of the Bering Land Bridge

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The captivating story of how geologist Dave Hopkins led the scientific world in proving the existence of the vanished land bridge that once connected Siberia to the New World during the Ice Ages. The intriguing theory of a land bridge periodically linking Siberia and Alaska during the coldest pulsations of the Ice Ages had been much debated since Jos de Acosta, a Spanish missionary working in Mexico and Peru, first proposed the idea of a connection between the continents in 1589. But proof of the land bridge - now named Beringia after eighteenth-century Danish explorer Vitus Bering - eluded scientists until an inquiring geologist named Dave Hopkins emerged from rural New England and set himself to the task of solving the mystery. Through the life story of Hopkins, The Last Giant of Beringia reveals the fascinating science detective story that at last confirmed the existence of the land bridge that served as the intercontinental migration route for such massive Ice Age beasts as woolly mammoths, steppe bison, giant stag-moose, dire wolves, short-faced bears, and saber-toothed cats - and for the first humans to enter the New World from Asia. After proving unambiguously that the land

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"A synthesis of biography, history and scientific explanation, O'Neill's book is a fitting tribute to a man known for his multidisciplinary approach and intellectual progeny" TLS"

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Dan O'Neill is the author of A Land Gone Lonesome and The Last Giant of Beringia . He was named Alaska Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society for The Firecracker Boys . He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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