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Origins : how the earth made us

Author: Lewis Dartnell
Publisher: New York : Hachette Book Group, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But how has the earth itself determined our destiny? Our planet wobbles, driving changes in climate that forced the transition from nomadism to farming. Mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece. Atmospheric circulation patterns later on shaped the progression of global exploration,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Dartnell
ISBN: 9781541617902 1541617908
OCLC Number: 1100448937
Description: 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lewis Dartnell.

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When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But how has the earth itself determined our destiny? Our planet wobbles, driving changes in climate that forced the transition from nomadism to farming. Mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece. Atmospheric circulation patterns later on shaped the progression of global exploration, colonization, and trade. Even today, voting behavior in the south-east United States ultimately follows the underlying pattern of 75 million-year-old sediments from an ancient sea. Everywhere is the deep imprint of the planetary on the human.

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