Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History

A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species 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 ter A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species When we talk ...

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Title:Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History
Author:Lewis Dartnell
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Genres:Science
ISBN:1541617908
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History Reviews

  • Lee
    May 16, 2019
    In the 19 70?s, James Burke presented a TV series called Connections, where technological change was linked to the scientific discoveries that enabled the change. I was reminded about that series when reading this book. Lewis Dartnell sets out forensically how the earths geology, ...
  • Annarella
    Dec 30, 2018
    I found this book fascinating and informative. I loved the style of writing and the writer explained his theories and their implication. This a great educational book that can help the average people (like me) understand very complex theories. I look forward to reading other books b...
  • Camil
    Jun 14, 2019
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  • Ellie
    Jan 24, 2019
    Humans are a product of the Earth we live on. In Lewis Dartnell's latest book, he explores human evolution out of the forests, into the savannah and across the globe. What made us the dominant species we are today? I was a huge fan of The Knowledge, but I felt Origins was a little u...
  • Angus
    May 03, 2019
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  • Graham Petrie
    Mar 10, 2019
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  • Peter Tillman
    Jan 24, 2019
    Nature gave this book a good writeup at https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... -- but see Michael Cayley's review, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... : "It is very much a journalistic read, with some sweeping and sometimes simplistic generalisations and some repetitiveness." On...
  • Diana
    Apr 27, 2019
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  • Virat
    Jun 10, 2019
    A sweep of history with the influence of geology, geography as a background to understand why and where we are today. Enjoyed the easy style of writing and simple explanations throughout each topic. Learnt a lot and enjoyed it tremendously but was a little taken aback by its sudden end...
  • Piccolo
    Jun 13, 2019
    Lower quality alternative to Sapiens(by Yuval Noah Harari). ...
  • Mark Mills
    Apr 27, 2019
    There's a lot of interesting stuff in here but it needs more of a through line for the audience to track. Without it the audience is left without much sense of an argument being built or that they are going on a journey. ...
  • George
    Feb 11, 2019
    Well researched and highly accessible. ...
  • Michael Cayley
    Nov 14, 2018
    An attempt to bring out the influences of geology, environment and physical geography on human history. It is very much a journalistic read, with some sweeping and sometimes simplistic generalisations and some repetitiveness. While there are some interesting nuggets, I felt the book ne...
  • Yashasvi
    Mar 17, 2019
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  • Pooja
    Jun 07, 2019
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  • Daniel Williams
    Feb 25, 2019
    Well it was a very interesting read for someone like me who knows almost nothing about geology but is interested anyway. It's written clearly and the descriptive material really takes you to the land forms in question: glaciers, snow capped mountains, drifting and colliding tectonic pl...
  • Anna
    Apr 13, 2019
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  • Jamie
    Jun 11, 2019
    Possibly the best non-fiction book I've ever read. ...
  • Kate
    Apr 25, 2019
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  • Yolanda
    May 23, 2019
    Deseo empezar a leerlo y no recuerdo como. Me lo pueden decir dado que he perdido un poco de memoria hoy. Gracias. El principio me gustó mucho y querría seguir. Un saludo. ...
  • Phil Jones
    Mar 03, 2019
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  • Edward J Laverty
    Feb 10, 2019
    Big pictures are more interesting Great read that articulates its key thesis very well. I would strongly recommend to all, especially for public policy makers! ...
  • Nicholas Purdie
    Mar 02, 2019
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  • Emma
    Mar 17, 2019
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  • Dave Allan
    May 20, 2019
    I thought this was an excellent read. I'd put it alongside Sapiens as a must read and in many ways they complement each other without treading on toes. Some of the chapters require slow reading because there's just so much fascinating insight and you don't want to miss properly unde...
  • Harika Munagapati
    Jun 06, 2019
    Good for non-geologists to understand and appreciate the wonder which sustains us. ...
  • Mrs Tamsin St. George
    Apr 24, 2019
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  • Fernando Acosta
    May 26, 2019
    El libro relaciona fenómenos geológicos como la tectónica de placas con el surgimiento de los primeros homínidos y también analiza el papel de la geografía y del medio ambiente en la configuración de la naturaleza humana, la cultura y cómo la distribución de los recursos natur...
  • David Wright
    May 20, 2019
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  • Kien Leong
    May 23, 2019
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