Origins

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History

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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.

Origins by Lewis Dartnell stands comparison with Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens… A thrilling piece of Big History.

James McConnachie, Sunday Times

O proizvodu

Format: 12,9 x 19,8 cm
Uvez: meki
Broj stranica: 320
Biblioteka: -
Izdavač: Vintage Books
Godina izdavanja: 2020.
ISBN: 9781784705435

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Prof. Lewis Dartnell istraživački je znanstvenik, predavač i autor iz Velike Britanije. Diplomirao je biologiju na Oxfordskom Sveučilištu, a doktorirao na University College London (UCL) 2007. godine. Aktivno održava predavanja u školama i na znanstvenim festivalima, radi kao znanstveni savjetnik za medije te se pojavio u nizu dokumentaraca i radijskih emisija. Osvojio je nekolicinu nagrada za znanstvene radove, a često piše i članke za novine i časopise.

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