Earth Science and Human History 101 (Hardback)
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Short Description for Earth Science and Human History 101 Describes how both slow changes and rapid, violent, ones of the earth have impacted the development of civilizations throughout history. This volume includes a glossary, numerous illustrations, and a bibliography of works useful for further research.
- Published: 30 August 2008
- Format: Hardback 236 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780313355585 ISBN 10: 0313355584
- Sales rank: 1,422,792
Full description for Earth Science and Human History 101
This book describes how the processes of the earth has impacted human history.How much has human history been influenced by the earth and its processes? This volume in the "Science 101" series describes how both slow changes and rapid, violent, ones have impacted the development of civilizations throughout history. Slow changes include variations in climate, progressive development of types of tools and sources of energy, and changes in the types of food that people consume. Violent changes include volcanic eruptions such as the one at Toba 75,000 years ago, which may have caused diversification of people into different races, and the eruption of Santorini in 1640 BC, which may have destroyed Minoan civilization. Other disasters are Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004."Earth Science and Human History 101" describes basic principles of geology and shows how the earth affected history and is affecting present events. The volume has four sections: Processes in the atmosphere, oceans, and rivers; Plate tectonics; The conflict between the evidence for evolution during the long history of the earth and the beliefs of creationists; and, Resources and the environment.The volume also includes a glossary, numerous illustrations, and a bibliography of works useful for further research.