Download e-book for iPad: After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000 - 5000 BC by Steven Mithen

By Steven Mithen

ISBN-10: 0674015703

ISBN-13: 9780674015708

ISBN-10: 0753813920

ISBN-13: 9780753813928

A tremendous voyage via 15,000 years of background that laid the principles for civilisation as we all know it via award-winning technological know-how 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 significant floods, the unfold of forests and the retreat of the deserts. via 5,000 BC a notably assorted human international had seemed. as opposed to hunters and gatherers there have been farmers; as opposed to brief campsites there have been cities. the principles of our glossy international were laid and not anything that got here after - the economic Revolution, the atomic age, the net - have ever matched the importance of these occasions.

AFTER THE ICE tells the tale of weather change's impression in this momentous interval - person who additionally observed the colonisation of the Americas and mass extinctions of animals through the international. Drawing at the newest state-of-the-art study 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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