Prisoners Of Geography

Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501121472
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Prisoners Of Geography from the Author: Tim Marshall. First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.

Is Geography Destiny

Author: John Luke Gallup
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821383671
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Is Geography Destiny from the Author: John Luke Gallup. For decades, the prevailing sentiment was that, since geography is unchangeable, there is no reason why public policies should take it into account. In fact, charges that geographic interpretations of development were deterministic, or even racist, made the subject a virtual taboo in academic and policymaking circles alike. 'Is Geography Destiny?' challenges that premise and joins a growing body of literature studying the links between geography and development. Focusing on Latin America, the book argues that based on a better understanding of geography, public policy can help control or channel its influence toward the goals of economic and social development.

Climate Change And The Course Of Global History

Author: John L. Brooke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521871646
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Climate Change And The Course Of Global History from the Author: John L. Brooke. Climate Change and the Course of Global History presents the first global study by a historian to fully integrate the earth-system approach of the new climate science with the material history of humanity. Part I argues that geological, environmental, and climatic history explain the pattern and pace of biological and human evolution. Part II explores the environmental circumstances of the rise of agriculture and the state in the Early and Mid-Holocene, and presents an analysis of human health from the Paleolithic through the rise of the state, including the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Part III introduces the problem of economic growth and examines the human condition in the Late Holocene from the Bronze Age through the Black Death, assessing the relationships among human technologies, climatic change, and epidemic disease. Part IV explores the move to modernity, stressing the emerging role of human economic and energy systems as earth-system agents in the Anthropocene. Supported by climatic, demographic, and economic data with forty-nine figures and tables custom-made for this book, A Rough Journey provides a pathbreaking model for historians of the environment, the world, and science, among many others.

Let S Review Global History And Geography

Author: Mark Willner
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764133640
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Let S Review Global History And Geography from the Author: Mark Willner. Review of physical, economic, political, cultural, and historical geography designed for student and teachers includes multiple choice and essays questions, sample examinations, and answer keys.

The Incredible History Of India S Geography

Author: Sanjeev Sanyal
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351189325
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The Incredible History Of India S Geography from the Author: Sanjeev Sanyal. Maps and Mountains, Lions and Tigers, Rivers and Oceans—all sorts of things you didn’t know about India’s geography Could you be related to a blonde Lithuanian? What if ostriches once roamed in India? Did you know that India is the only country that has both lions and tigers? Who found out how tall Mt Everest is? If you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to questions like these, this is the book for you. In here you will find various things you never expected, such as the fact that we still greet each other like the Harappans did and that people used to think India was full of one-eyed giants. And sneakily you’ll also know more about India’s history and geography by the end of it. Full of quirky pictures and crazy trivia, this book takes you on a fantastic journey through the incredible history of India’s geography.

Land Of Seven Rivers

Author: Sanjeev Sanyal
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184756712
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Land Of Seven Rivers from the Author: Sanjeev Sanyal. DID THE GREAT FLOOD OF INDIAN LEGEND ACTUALLY HAPPEN? WHY DID THE BUDDHA WALK TO SARNATH TO GIVE HIS FIRST SERMON? HOW DID THE EUROPEANS MAP INDIA? The history of any country begins with its geography. With sparkling wit and intelligence, Sanjeev Sanyal sets off to explore India and look at how the country’s history was shaped by, among other things, its rivers, mountains and cities. Traversing remote mountain passes, visiting ancient archaeological sites, crossing rivers in shaky boats and immersing himself in old records and manuscripts, he considers questions about Indian history that we rarely ask: Why do Indians call their country Bharat? How did the British build the railways across the subcontinent? Why was the world’s highest mountain named after George Everest? Moving from the geological beginnings of the subcontinent to present-day Gurgaon, Land of the Seven Rivers is riveting, wry and full of surprises. It is the most entertaining history of India you will ever read.

Enjoying Global History

Author: Henry Abraham
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567656336
Size: 43.75 MB
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Enjoying Global History from the Author: Henry Abraham. To give reluctant readers a basic text that brings history to life, and to provide all readers with a high-interest supplementary resource text.

Guns Germs And Steel

Author: Jared M. Diamond
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393317558
Size: 17.36 MB
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Guns Germs And Steel from the Author: Jared M. Diamond. Dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns