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Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History


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 ...

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Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History
2019, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9781541617902


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