First Farmers

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ISBN: 0631205667
Release Date: 2004-11-30
Number of pages: 384
Author: Peter Bellwood
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Download and read online First Farmers in PDF and EPUB First Farmers: the Origins of Agricultural Societies offers readers an understanding of the origins and histories of early agricultural populations in all parts of the world. Uses data from archaeology, comparative linguistics, and biological anthropology to cover developments over the past 12,000 years Examines the reasons for the multiple primary origins of agriculture Focuses on agricultural origins in and dispersals out of the Middle East, central Africa, China, New Guinea, Mesoamerica and the northern Andes Covers the origins and dispersals of major language families such as Indo-European, Austronesian, Sino-Tibetan, Niger-Congo and Uto-Aztecan

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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ISBN: 9783641104986
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Number of pages: 528
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA

Download and read online Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit in PDF and EPUB Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Unser K rper

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ISBN: 9783104031309
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Number of pages: 560
Author: Daniel E. Lieberman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Unser K rper in PDF and EPUB +++ Das Standardwerk über den menschlichen Körper +++ – »MONUMENTAL.« Neil Shubin Wir leben in einer widersprüchlichen Zeit: Einerseits sind wir so gesund und wohlgenährt wie nie zuvor, andererseits leiden wir unter einer Flut von vermeidbaren chronischen Erkrankungen wie Diabetes, Herzerkrankungen, Rückenleiden und vielen mehr. Der Schlüssel zu einer besseren und vor allem gesünderen Zukunft liegt, so der führende Evolutionsbiologe und Harvard-Professor Daniel E. Lieberman, in der Vergangenheit. In diesem einzigartigen Buch stellt er erstmals dar, wie unsere Geschichte und unsere Lebensbedingungen unseren Körper geprägt haben und bis heute bestimmen. Lieberman zeigt unterhaltsam und konkret, wie wir aus der Vergangenheit lernen, um unser zukünftiges Befinden beeinflussen zu können. Denn die Evolution geht weiter...

A Companion to Chinese Archaeology

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ISBN: 9781118325780
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Number of pages: 664
Author: Anne P. Underhill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online A Companion to Chinese Archaeology in PDF and EPUB A Companion to Chinese Archaeology is an unprecedented, new resource on the current state of archaeological research in one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It presents a collection of readings from leading archaeologists in China and elsewhere that provide diverse interpretations about social and economic organization during the Neolithic period and early Bronze Age. An unprecedented collection of original contributions from international scholars and collaborative archaeological teams conducting research on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan Makes available for the first time in English the work of leading archaeologists in China Provides a comprehensive view of research in key geographic regions of China Offers diverse methodological and theoretical approaches to understanding China’s past, beginning with the era of established agricultural villages from c. 7000 B.C. through to the end of the Shang dynastic period in c. 1045 B.C.

Cengage Advantage Books Understanding Humans An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

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ISBN: 9781285401195
Release Date: 2012-04-11
Number of pages: 512
Author: Barry Lewis
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Cengage Advantage Books Understanding Humans An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology in PDF and EPUB UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much more. Using a biocultural approach, the text balances the presentation of physical anthropology with archaeology and concludes with a new chapter that ties together the material on human biological and cultural adaptation by focusing on lessons learned from our species evolution such as the impact of humans on the environment. Students will also benefit from the new chapter opening learning objectives, At a Glance sections that summarize key concepts, and end-of-chapter Critical Thinking Questions that help students better understand the material and study more effectively for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Societies Networks and Transitions Volume I A Global History

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ISBN: 9780618386123
Release Date: 2007-01-10
Number of pages: 488
Author: Craig Lockard
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Societies Networks and Transitions Volume I A Global History in PDF and EPUB Societies, Networks, and Transitions is a world history text that connects the different regions of the world through global themes. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts such as music and art. A range of pedagogical features--including focus questions, section summaries, and web-based study aids--supports students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Law and Commerce in Pre Industrial Societies

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ISBN: 9789004306226
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Number of pages: 350
Author: Barry Hawk
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online Law and Commerce in Pre Industrial Societies in PDF and EPUB Legal and informal institutions were developed to secure persons and property, resolve commercial disputes, raise capital and share risk, promote fair dealing, regulate agents and gather market information. Law and Commerce in Pre-Industrial Societies examines commerce, its participants and these institutions through the lens of nine pre-industrial societies from hunter/gatherers to 18th century Qing merchants.

The Cambridge World History Volume 2 A World with Agriculture 12 000 BCE 500 CE

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ISBN: 9781316297780
Release Date: 2015-04-16
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Author: Graeme Barker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Cambridge World History Volume 2 A World with Agriculture 12 000 BCE 500 CE in PDF and EPUB The development of agriculture has often been described as the most important change in all of human history. Volume 2 of The Cambridge World History explores the origins and impact of agriculture and agricultural communities, and also discusses issues associated with pastoralism and hunter-fisher-gatherer economies. To capture the patterns of this key change across the globe, the volume uses an expanded timeframe from 12,000 BCE–500 CE, beginning with the Neolithic and continuing into later periods. Scholars from a range of disciplines, including archaeology, historical linguistics, biology, anthropology, and history, trace common developments in the more complex social structures and cultural forms that agriculture enabled, such as sedentary villages and more elaborate foodways, and then present a series of regional overviews accompanied by detailed case studies from many different parts of the world, including Southwest Asia, South Asia, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

Ancient Pakistan An Archaeological History

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ISBN: 9781495941306
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Number of pages: 500
Author: Mukhtar Ahmed
Publisher: Amazon

Download and read online Ancient Pakistan An Archaeological History in PDF and EPUB This book is the second volume of a much larger project, Ancient Pakistan - An Archaelogical History, which deals with the prehistory of Pakistan from the Stone Age to the end of the Indus Civilization ca. 1500 BC. This particular volume, A Prelude to Civilization, is concerned with the beginning of agriculture, sedentary living and the emergence of village farming communities in the Greater Indus Valley, leaving the reader at the threshold of the Harappan Civilization. The material is generously illustrated with a large number of maps, tables, drawings, and photographs. A comprehensive bibliography is provided for those who want to dig deeper into the subject.

Der Morgen der Welt

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ISBN: 9783406698774
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Number of pages: 1304
Author: Bernd Roeck
Publisher: C.H.Beck

Download and read online Der Morgen der Welt in PDF and EPUB Die Renaissance war eine Revolution, die erst Europa und dann die ganze Welt für immer veränderte. In seinem grandios erzählten Buch entfaltet Bernd Roeck ein beeindruckendes Panorama dieser dramatischen Epoche. Zugleich erklärt er im Horizont der Globalgeschichte, wieso es in Europa zu dieser einzigartigen Verdichtung von weltbewegenden Ideen, spektakulären Entdeckungen und historischen Umwälzungen kommen konnte. Um die Wurzeln der Renaissance freizulegen, blickt Bernd Roeck weit ins Mittelalter und die Antike zurück – und weit über die Grenzen Europas hinaus. Mit analytischer Schärfe und darstellerischem Glanz lässt er die Epoche vor den Augen des Lesers auferstehen: die große Kunst, die unter Italiens Himmel entstand, und die Ideen der Humanisten ebenso wie die Religionskriege und die Anfänge der Unterwerfung fremder Erdteile. Er erzählt von Kaufleuten und Dichtern, Kaisern und Päpsten, klugen Frauen und monströsen Männern, von den Großen der Zeit und den Kleinen, die fern der Paläste mit Krankheit und Hunger kämpften. Schließlich zeigt dieses Opus magnum, dass die Renaissance mit ihren Innovationen nicht nur Sehnsuchtsorte der Schönheit und des Geistes schuf, sondern auch die Fundamente für unsere moderne Welt.

The End of the Long Summer

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ISBN: 0307452220
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Number of pages: 320
Author: Dianne Dumanoski
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online The End of the Long Summer in PDF and EPUB For the past twelve thousand years, Earth’s stable climate has allowed human civilization to flourish. But this long benign summer is an anomaly in the Earth’s history and one that is rapidly coming to a close. The radical experiment of our modern industrial civilization is now disrupting our planet’s very metabolism; our future hinges in large part on how Earth responds. Climate change is already bearing down, hitting harder and faster than expected. The greatest danger is not extreme yet discrete weather events, such as Hurricane Katrina or the calamitous wildfires that now plague California, but profound and systemic disruptions on a global scale. Contrary to the pervasive belief that climate change will be a gradual escalator ride into balmier temperatures, the Earth’s climate system has a history of radical shifts–dramatic shocks that could lead to the collapse of social and economic systems. The question is no longer simply how can we stop climate change, but how can we as a civilization survive it. The guiding values of modern culture have become dangerously obsolete in this new era. Yet as renowned environmental journalist Dianne Dumanoski shows, little has been done to avert the crisis or to prepare human societies for a time of growing instability. In a work of astonishing scope, Dumanoski deftly weaves history, science, and culture to show how the fundamental doctrines of modern society have impeded our ability to respond to this crisis and have fostered an economic globalization that is only increasing our vulnerability at this critical time. She exposes the fallacy of banking on a last-minute technological fix as well as the perilous trap of believing that humans can succeed in the quest to control nature. Only by restructuring our global civilization based on the principles that have allowed Earth’s life and our ancestors to survive catastrophe——diversity, redundancy, a degree of self-sufficiency, social solidarity, and an aversion to excessive integration——can we restore the flexibility needed to weather the trials ahead. In this powerful and prescient book, Dumanoski moves beyond now-ubiquitous environmental buzzwords about green industries and clean energy to provide a new cultural map through this dangerous passage. Though the message is grave, it is not without hope. Lucid, eloquent, and urgent, The End of the Long Summer deserves a place alongside transformative works such as Silent Spring and The Fate of the Earth. From the Hardcover edition.

Nature and Wealth

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ISBN: 9781137403391
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Number of pages: 270
Author: Edward Barbier
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Nature and Wealth in PDF and EPUB Drawing on historical and contemporary evidence, this book argues that growing environmental degradation and wealth inequality are linked to how nature is exploited to create economic wealth. Ending the under-pricing of natural capital and insufficient human capital accumulation is essential to overcoming structural imbalance in modern economies.

Handbook of Archaeological Theories

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ISBN: 0759100330
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 590
Author: R. Alexander Bentley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Handbook of Archaeological Theories in PDF and EPUB This handbook, a companion to the authoritative Handbook of Archaeological Methods, gathers original, authoritative articles from leading archaeologists on all aspects of the latest thinking about archaeological theory. It is the definitive resource for understanding how to think about archaeology.

Der alte Staat und die Revolution

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ISBN: UOM:39015063609898
Release Date: 1867
Number of pages: 318
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

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The Global Prehistory of Human Migration

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ISBN: 9781118970584
Release Date: 2014-08-29
Number of pages: 448
Author: Immanuel Ness
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online The Global Prehistory of Human Migration in PDF and EPUB Previously published as the first volume of The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, this work is devoted exclusively to prehistoric migration, covering all periods and places from the first hominin migrations out of Africa through the end of prehistory. Presents interdisciplinary coverage of this topic, including scholarship from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, genetics, biology, linguistics, and more Includes contributions from a diverse international team of authors, representing 17 countries and a variety of disciplines Divided into two sections, covering the Pleistocene and Holocene; each section examines human migration through chapters that focus on different regional and disciplinary lenses