• The Earth Transformed
  • The Earth Transformed
  • The Earth Transformed
  • The Earth Transformed
  • The Earth Transformed
  • The Earth Transformed
  • The Earth Transformed
  • The Earth Transformed
  • The Earth Transformed
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The Earth Transformed: An Untold History

Non-Fiction, History & Politics
Hardback Published on: 02/03/2023
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The Earth Transformed
"Victims of our own success."
The Earth Transformed is hard to summarise, and certainly harder to pin to a category. It is more than a history book, more than just a history of the worl... READ MORE
Henri at Gower St.

Synopsis

Most people can name the influential leaders and major battles of the past. Few can name the most destructive storms, the worst winters, the most devastating droughts. In The Earth Transformed, ground-breaking historian Peter Frankopan reconnects us with our ancestors who, like us, worshipped, exploited and conserved the natural environment - and draws salutary conclusions about what the future may bring. In this revelatory book, Frankopan shows that engagement with the natural world and with climatic change and their effects on us are not new: exploring, for instance, how the development of religion and language and their relationships with the environment; tracing how growing demands for harvests resulted in the increased shipment of enslaved peoples; scrutinising how the desire to centralise agricultural surplus formed the origins of the bureaucratic state; and seeing how efforts to understand and manipulate the weather have a long and deep history. Understanding how past shifts in natural patterns have shaped history, and how our own species has shaped terrestrial, marine and atmospheric conditions is not just important but essential at a time of growing awareness of the severity of the climate crisis. Taking us from the beginning of recorded history to the present day, The Earth Transformed forces us to reckon with humankind's continuing efforts to make sense of the natural world.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526622563
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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The Earth Transformed
Superb book - fizzing with ideas
In this book historian Frankopan looks at how climate has impacted on world events. In his view the two are inextricably linked and human impact is also a... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
The Earth Transformed
No notes
No notes available in the printed form, they have to be accessed online as the author states they would have taken 200 more pages. In a book that has so ma... READ MORE
rollo