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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 planets 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 Earths awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations.
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