Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History (Paperback)
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Read the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the Earth's awesome impact on the shape of human civilisations.

'Stands comparison with Sapiens... Thrilling' Sunday Times

Human evolution in East Africa was driven by geological forces. Ancient Greece developed democracy because of its mountainous terrain. Voting behaviour in the United States today follows the bed of an ancient sea.

Professor Lewis Dartnell takes us on an astonishing journey into our planet's past to tell the ultimate origin story. Blending science and history, Origins reveals the Earth's awesome impact on the shape of human civilisations - and helps us to see the challenges and opportunities of the future.

'A sweeping, brilliant overview of the history not only of our species but of the world'
Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads


'Absorbing... A first-class read - and an important one'
Observer

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784705435
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


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A sweeping, brilliant overview of the history not only of our species but of the world. Whether discussing the formation of continents or the role that climate (and climate change) has had on human migration, Lewis Dartnell has a rare talent in being able to see the big picture - and explaining why it matters. -- Peter Frankopan, author of THE SILK ROADS
Origins by Lewis Dartnell stands comparison with Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens...A thrilling piece of Big History -- James McConnachie * Sunday Times *
'Extraordinary... Origins is one of those rare books that dissolves mystery through the steady application of sublime lucidity. While reading it, I kept thinking: "Oh, that makes sense..." ... Dartnell understands geology, geography, anthropology, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and history. That's quite an achievement, but what makes him special is the way he communicates the interconnectedness of these disciplines in a clear, logical and entertaining way...Superb. -- Gerard DeGroot * The Times *
Dartnell has an easy, light touch that mixes well with his considerable knowledge. The result is a first-class read - and an important one -- Robin McKie * Observer *
Dartnell has found the perfect blend of science and history. This is a book that will not only challenge our preconceptions about the past, but should make us think very carefully about humanity's future -- Simon Griffith * Mail on Sunday *

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“Origins”

Gives a great overview of how human civilisations were formed. From climate, tectonics, geography, agriculture, animal availability, to advances in technology. It discusses why different civilisations were formed in... More

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“Fascinating!”

Lewis Dartnell’s mission is to popularise science and Origins: How the Earth Made Us is a good example of popular science done right, enthralling big-picture and cross-discipline research that condenses the very,... More

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