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Load 1 more question. The whole theory hinged on the fact that human ideas could only travel east and west, and not ever north and south, because crops could only travel east and west. I’m looking for all kind of perspectives economic, environmental, genetic, political, Was this anyone else’s experience? A activation email has been sent to you. The words used are “predesposed”, which …more The book in no way says that human ideas could “only” travel east and west, and not ever north and south.
The Vikings did better then that. MegaSolipsist He never said it was geographically disposed towards poverty and backwardness, just that the geography inhibits the spread of domesticated crops that …more He never said it was geographically disposed towards poverty and backwardness, just that the geography inhibits the spread of domesticated crops that are vital for agriculture and contained much less domestic-able animals acedo Eurasia, thereby severely limiting the speed of it’s development.
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How does this square with Diamond’s theory that Africa was geographically predisposed to poverty and backwardness? Further, the interesting times for the invention of agriculture and crop development are around 20, years ago, plus or minus whatever. Despite any attempt at objectivity …more The complexity of world Karmas explained by Rudolf Steiner’s many books and lectures.
The words used are “predesposed”, which makes sense once you understand the physical difficulty of travel mountain ranges, seas, desserts, etc.
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Two very different things. Fritz Kiessling The book in no way says that human ideas could “only” travel east and west, and not ever north and south. Today a lot of plant will grow north and south, but looking at economics, the spread would not be germmenes successful.
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East-west travel on the Asia to Europe vector was orders a magnitudes easier than north-south from say the lower parts of Africa to the northern part of Europe. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Just a moment while we sign amras in to your Goodreads account. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. If you have steadfastness, continue.
I found the book almost as boring as the mandatory ongoing professional development class pursuant to my subversive reading of a book acerp to reality that led me to the initial acquisition of the book.
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What are your suggestions? Despite the fascinating subject matter I found this book a bit dry. Questions About Armas, germenes y acero by Jared Diamond. How long do you recommend someone to read the book and is it necessary to take note on geographical information or is it expected to know such xcero before reading the book? This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication.
Diamond’s knowledge and subject matter expertise would bein my opinion–beyond reproach. I’m forcing myself and I’m just not pulled along.
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Thornton, for example, argues that Africa’s backwardness is a recent phenomenon; before perhaps the 18th century, societies in sub-Saharan Africa were just as advanced as those in Europe or Asia. Knowledge of early crops will show that an east-west spread was way more successful when the need for water is properly managed, whereas a north-south spread was more prone to failure because of temperature and angle of sun effects on particular plants.