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Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History

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Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Origins by Lewis Dartnell stands comparison with Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens... A thrilling pie...

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Origins by Lewis Dartnell stands comparison with Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens... A thrilling piece of Big History' James McConnachie, Sunday Times 'A sweeping, brilliant ov... erview of the history not only of our species but of the world' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents. How are the Himalayas linked to the orbit of the Earth, and to the formation of the British Isles? By taking us billions of years into our planet's past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story. When we reach the point where history becomes science we see a vast web of connections that underwrites our modern world and helps us face the challenges of the future. From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, Origins reveals the Earth's awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations.
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 31/01/2019
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Pages: 352
  • Dimensions (mm): 240x162x33mm
  • Weight: 668g
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  • Format:Hardback
  • Publication Date: 31/01/2019
  • Author:Lewis Dartnell

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