The Incredible Human Journey

The Incredible Human Journey
Author: Alice Roberts
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781408810910
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Release: 2010-04-05
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alice Roberts has been travelling the world - from Ethiopian desert to Malay peninsula and from Russian steppes to Amazon basin - in order to understand the challenges that early humans faced as they tried to settle continents. On her travels she has witnessed some of the daunting and brutal challenges our ancestors had to face: mountains, deserts, oceans, changing climates, terrifying giant beasts and volcanoes. But she discovers that perhaps the most serious threat of all came from other humans. When our ancestors set out from Africa there were already two other species of human on the planet: Neanderthal in Europe and Homo erectus in Asia. Both (contrary to popular perception) were intelligent, adept at making tools and weapons and were long adapted to their environments. So, Alice asks, why did only Homo sapiens survive? Part detective story, part travelogue, and drawing on the latest genetic and archaeological discoveries, Alice examines how our ancestors evolved physically in response to these challenges, finding out how our colour, shape, size, diet, disease resistance and even athletic ability have been shaped by the range of environments that our ancestors had to survive. She also relates how astonishingly closely related we all are. As a lecturer in Anatomy at Bristol University, Alice Roberts is eminently qualified to write this book. As a talented artist, she is perfectly qualified to illustrate it, and dotted throughout this lively book are many of the sketches and photographs from her travels.

The Human Journey

The Human Journey
Author: Kevin Reilly
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781442213548
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Release: 2012-11-10
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective. Chapter 2, for example, discusses the significance of bronze-age urbanization and the advent of the Iron Age. Chapter 3 examines the meaning and significance of the age of “classical” civilizations. Chapter 4 explains the spread of universal religions and new technologies in the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. But these examples also reveal a range of approaches to world history. The first chapter is an example of current “Big History,” the second of history as technological transformations, the third of comparative history, the fourth the history of connections that dominates, and thus narrows, so many texts. Free of either a confined, limiting focus or a mandatory laundry list of topics, this book begins with our most important questions and searches all of our past for answers. Well-grounded in the latest scholarship, this is not a fill-in-the-blanks text, but world history in a grand humanistic tradition.

The Human Journey

The Human Journey
Author: Kevin Reilly
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781538105597
Available:
Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective. Chapter 2, for example, discusses the significance of bronze-age urbanization and the advent of the Iron Age. Chapter 3 examines the meaning and significance of the age of “classical” civilizations. Chapter 4 explains the spread of universal religions and new technologies in the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. But these examples also reveal a range of approaches to world history. The first chapter is an example of current “Big History,” the second of history as technological transformations, the third of comparative history, the fourth the history of connections that dominates, and thus narrows, so many texts. Free of either a confined, limiting focus or a mandatory laundry list of topics, this book begins with our most important questions and searches all of our past for answers. Well-grounded in the latest scholarship, this is not a fill-in-the-blanks text, but world history in a grand humanistic tradition.

Researching Local History

Researching Local History
Author: M. Williams
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781317900313
Available:
Release: 2014-05-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael Williams is both a professional scientist and a local historian of long standing, and he uses both sides of his experience in a text that is at once rigorous about the historical process, and also a fascinating - and often moving - account of his adventures into the past of his own family and community. He demonstrates local history methodology through his research into ancestry, migration, work, war and religion in the towns and villages of England and Wales. It is richly illustrated throughout.

The Human Journey

The Human Journey
Author: Kevin Reilly
Pages: 429
ISBN: 9781442213845
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth, and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. Beginning with our most important questions and searching all of our past for answers, this is world history in a grand humanistic tradition.

Human Journey

Human Journey
Author: Alice M. Roberts,Professor Alice Roberts
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1405291451
Available:
Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: Red Shed
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reach back through time and shake hands with your ancestors. Run alongside a group of early humans on a blazing African savannah as they take the first steps in a journey that leads -- eventually -- to all of us. Professor Alice Roberts takes you on a voyage of evolution and migration from the first humans around two and a half million years ago to horse riders galloping into the dawn of the Bronze Age.

The Journey of Man

The Journey of Man
Author: Spencer Wells
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307830456
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Release: 2012-10-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to us—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races? Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the revolutionary science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for the whole of humanity. Replete with marvelous anecdotes and remarkable information, from the truth about the real Adam and Eve to the way differing racial types emerged, The Journey of Man is an enthralling, epic tour through the history and development of early humankind.

Mysteries of the Human Journey

Mysteries of the Human Journey
Author: H. Lyn Miles
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1524918741
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Release: 2016-12-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Upright Thinkers

The Upright Thinkers
Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345804433
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Release: 2016-04
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a history of science, focusing on its influence in the transition from humanity's primitive beginnings up to the modern day, with profiles of famous scientists responsible for some of the world's greatest scientific discoveries. --Publisher's description.

Meditations for the Human Journey

Meditations  for the Human Journey
Author: Karen Minnich-Sadler
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9798591876357
Available:
Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

How do we give meaning to our journey? How do we take the events of our lives and make sense of them? Interweaving an understanding of human development with spiritual insights, the author connects scripture to everyday life, inviting people on a path of transformation, rooted in Divine love and compassion. Each of the daily meditations come from a different passage in the Old and New Testaments. There is also a Prayer Office (a devotional prayer ritual) for each day of the week.

Defying Dystopia

Defying Dystopia
Author: Ed Ayres
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9781351523110
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To most, the collapse of modern civilization is the stuff of fiction. Yet, science confirms that misuse of technology and environmental abuse places our world in grave danger of ruin. The World Scientists' Warning to Humanity places our civilization on a collision course. Defying Dystopia analyses how we have come to this, and what options remain for far-seeing people to take control of their own destiny and survive the future. Ed Ayres, who has worked with some iconic environmental scientists of the past half-century, argues that technology was originally used to augment the natural strengths of humans, but has been increasingly used in ways that weaken us—shifting from useful work to the industries of distraction, entertainment, convenience, pain-relief, and sedation. Ayres advises on how at least some of us can avoid that collision. The most critical task, for those of us who want humanity to survive and thrive, is to disengage from our tech thraldom, and shift to a conscious management of our evolution in which we use technology to enhance our skills and strengths rather than erode or supplant them. Ayres provides insightful, actionable suggestions we can use to increase our odds of survival. He asks far-seeing individuals to take on a mission that the dominant governments and institutions demonstrably cannot: the epic task of shepherding a low-profile, resilient transition to a new kind of human future.

Human Migration

Human Migration
Author: Judy Dodge Cummings
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781619303720
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Release: 2016-07-18
Editor: Nomad Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

About 200,000 years ago, humans arose as a species on the continent of Africa. How did they get to the rest of the world? When did they leave, why, and what did they use for transportation? Whether by bamboo raft or Boeing 747, whether to escape political persecution or because of climate change, migration is a recurring pattern throughout the human history of the world. In Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind, readers ages 12 to 15 retrace the paths taken by our ancestors, starting with the very first steps away from African soil. Understanding who has migrated, from where, when, and why helps us understand the shared history of humans across the world and the future that links us together. Kids discover how archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, linguists, and geneticists piece together different parts of the puzzle of ancient migration. Open-ended, inquiry-based activities and links to primary sources help readers draw inferences and analyze how these human journeys have changed where and how people live. Human Migration takes readers on a journey from our common ancestry to our shared future on an increasingly fragile planet.

The Great Human Journey

The Great Human Journey
Author: Ian Tattersall,Rob DeSalle,Patricia Wynne
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1593731485
Available:
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Bunker Hill Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduces concepts of evolution and biodiversity, discussing such topics as naturalism, genetics, and adaptation.

Reflections

Reflections
Author: Michael Rock
Pages: 133
ISBN: 0920885004
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unionville, Ont. : Oak Publications
Language: un

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Gaia

Gaia
Author: Elisabet Sahtouris
Pages: 252
ISBN: UOM:39015018856339
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first popularly written explanation of the scientific theory galvanizing both New Age and scientific circles: the GAIA Hypothesis.

World History

World History
Author: ANONIMO
Pages: 329
ISBN: 003037426X
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Release: 2003-06-30
Editor: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Language: un

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The Journey of Being Human

The Journey of Being Human
Author: Osho
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781429942546
Available:
Release: 2012-04-24
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the twentieth century’s greatest spiritual teachers invites you onto the path that takes you through all of life’s experiences and to embrace your own humanity. Man is a bridge, says Osho, between the animal and the divine—and our awareness of this dual aspect of our nature is what makes us human. It is also what makes us restless, full of conflict, so often at the crossroads of selfishness and generosity, of love and hate, frailty and strength, hope and despair. The Journey of Being Human: Is It Possible to Find Real Happiness in Ordinary Life? looks into how we might embrace and accept these apparent contradictions, rather than trying to choose between them, as the key to transforming each twist and turn of life’s journey into a new discovery of who we are meant to be. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

Getting Around from the Human Journey Series

Getting Around from the Human Journey Series
Author: Collins, Robert
Pages: 16
ISBN: OCLC:50314940
Available:
Release: 1973
Editor: London, [Ont.] : London Life Insurance Company
Language: un

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The Human Journey

The Human Journey
Author: Max Reichard
Pages: 409
ISBN: 0536575878
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Human Journey

The Human Journey
Author: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0030373964
Available:
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Language: un

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