New PDF release: After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000 - 5000 BC

By Steven Mithen

ISBN-10: 0674015703

ISBN-13: 9780674015708

ISBN-10: 0753813920

ISBN-13: 9780753813928

A really good voyage via 15,000 years of heritage that laid the principles for civilisation as we all know it through award-winning technological know-how author Steven Mithen.

Twenty thousand years in the past Earth used to be in the course of an ice age. Then worldwide warming arrived, resulting in significant floods, the unfold of forests and the retreat of the deserts. by means of 5,000 BC a substantially diversified human global had seemed. as opposed to hunters and gatherers there have been farmers; instead of brief campsites there have been cities. the principles of our sleek international have been laid and not anything that got here after - the commercial Revolution, the atomic age, the web - have ever matched the importance of these occasions.

AFTER THE ICE tells the tale of weather change's influence in this momentous interval - one who additionally observed the colonisation of the Americas and mass extinctions of animals during the international. Drawing at the newest state of the art learn in archaeology, cognitive technology, palaeontology, geology and the evolutionary sciences, Steven Mithen creates an evocative, unique and remarkably whole photograph of minds, cultures, lives and landscapes via 15,000 years of history.

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