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The Resource Time song : searching for Doggerland, Julia Blackburn ; with drawings by Enrique Brinkmann

Time song : searching for Doggerland, Julia Blackburn ; with drawings by Enrique Brinkmann

Label
Time song : searching for Doggerland
Title
Time song
Title remainder
searching for Doggerland
Statement of responsibility
Julia Blackburn ; with drawings by Enrique Brinkmann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Julia Blackburn has always collected things that hold stories about the past, especially the very distant past - mammoth bones, little shells that happen to be two million years old, a flint shaped as a weapon long ago. Time Song brings many such stories together as it tells of the creation, the existence and the loss of a country now called Doggerland, a huge and fertile area that once connected the entire east coast of England with mainland Europe, until it was finally submerged by rising sea levels around 5000 BC. Blackburn mixes fragments from her own life with a series of eighteen 'songs' and all sorts of stories about the places and the people she meets in her quest to get closer to an understanding of Doggerland. She sees the footprints of early humans fossilised in the soft mud of an estuary alongside the scattered pockmarks made by rain falling eight thousand years ago. She visits a cave where the remnants of a Neanderthal meal have turned to stone. In Denmark she sits beside Tollund Man who seems to be about to wake from a dream, even though he has lain in a peat bog since the start of the Iron Age. Time Song reveals yet again, that Julia Blackburn is one of the most original writers in Britain, with each of its pages bringing a surprise, an epiphany, a phrase of such beauty and simple profundity you can only gasp
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blackburn, Julia
Dewey number
930
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brinkmann, Enrique
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blackburn, Julia
  • Blackburn, Julia
  • Authors, English
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Antiquities
  • Mesolithic period
  • Submerged lands
  • Europe, Northern
Target audience
adult
Label
Time song : searching for Doggerland, Julia Blackburn ; with drawings by Enrique Brinkmann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Old Time
  • Middle Time
  • No Time At All
Control code
000065045213
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781911214205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
Label
Time song : searching for Doggerland, Julia Blackburn ; with drawings by Enrique Brinkmann
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Old Time
  • Middle Time
  • No Time At All
Control code
000065045213
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781911214205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)

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