By Steven Mithen
A tremendous voyage via 15,000 years of heritage that laid the rules for civilisation as we all know it through award-winning technology author Steven Mithen.
Twenty thousand years in the past Earth was once in the course of an ice age. Then worldwide warming arrived, resulting in huge floods, the unfold of forests and the retreat of the deserts. via 5,000 BC a appreciably assorted human global had seemed. in preference to hunters and gatherers there have been farmers; instead of brief campsites there have been cities. the rules of our sleek international were laid and not anything that got here after - the economic Revolution, the atomic age, the web - have ever matched the importance of these occasions.
AFTER THE ICE tells the tale of weather change's effect in this momentous interval - person who additionally observed the colonisation of the Americas and mass extinctions of animals during the international. Drawing at the most modern state-of-the-art examine in archaeology, cognitive technological know-how, palaeontology, geology and the evolutionary sciences, Steven Mithen creates an evocative, unique and remarkably entire photograph of minds, cultures, lives and landscapes via 15,000 years of history.
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After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000 - 5000 BC by Steven Mithen