An Evening with Lewis Dartnell
Thursday 28th February 2019
18:30 at Waterstones, Nottingham
Join us in the Sillitoe room to discuss not how we made the earth, but how the earth made us. Prof. Lewis Dartnell (University of Westminster) will be in conversation with Dr Daniel Magnone (University of Lincoln) to reveal the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations.
Tickets are £3; free those with valid student ID. Please register online, in-store, or by calling us on 0115 947 0069.
Origins: How the Earth Made Us
When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents. How are the Himalayas linked to the orbit of the Earth, and to the formation of the British Isles?
By taking us billions of years into our planet's past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story. When we reach the point where history becomes science we see a vast web of connections that underwrites our modern world and helps us face the challenges of the future. From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, Origins reveals the Earth's awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations.
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