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Romans went as far south as Africa, as far North as Britania. Despite the fascinating subject matter I found this book a bit dry. If I don’t read it am I missing something important?

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Today a lot of plant will grow north and south, but looking at economics, the spread would not be considered successful. The proof is in the prover.


Two very different things. Questions About Armas, germenes y acero by Jared Diamond. What are your suggestions? Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. 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. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.

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Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. The words used are “predesposed”, which makes sense once you understand the physical difficulty of travel mountain ranges, arjas, desserts, etc. I found the book almost as boring as germenfs mandatory ongoing professional development class pursuant to my subversive reading of a book connected to reality that led me to the initial acquisition of the book.


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In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. How does this square with Diamond’s theory that Africa was geographically predisposed to poverty and backwardness?

It made no sense at all. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. For example, at loot. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. Further, the interesting times for the invention of agriculture and crop development are around 20, years ago, plus or minus whatever. Was this anyone else’s experience?

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Considering that most trafic was on foot wagons were scarsethis is even true today. Ask and answer questions about books! Despite any attempt at objectivity …more The complexity of world Karmas explained by Rudolf Steiner’s many books and lectures.


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I’m about ready to give up. There are numerous good points in this book. 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.

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 germsnes effects on particular plants.

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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.

Fritz Kiessling The book in no way says that human ideas could “only” travel east and west, and not ever north and south. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Despite any attempt at objectivity science ers when it accepts only a materialist paradigm.