tirsdag den 10. februar 2009

Human Migration

For nogle år siden læste jeg 'The Journey of Man' af Spencer Wells. Det er ikke tit det sker men jeg fik læst bogen fra ende til anden i (næsten) et stræk. En meget spændende bog som jeg varmt kan anbefale ...

Some years ago a read the book 'The Journey of Man' by Spencer Wells. It doesn't happen so often but with this book I just had to read from start to end in (almost) one stretch. I can recommend this book to all ...


The projection (some kind of oblique mercator?) makes the course of human migration seem like the natural consequence of the spatial relationships between the continents - which of course is just what it was. (It also makes the hypothesized route to North America actually seem like easily the most sensible way to get from Europe to the New World, though I don't know what that dashed line is indicating; it seems to be suggesting that Europeans were emigrating to eastern Greenland during the Stone Age, but I've never heard of such a thing.) [...]

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1 kommentar:

  1. In my recently published novel for pre-teens, Ian, one of Santa’s helpers, learns about the history of navigation by doing research on the internet. He especially admired the Vikings and the techniques that they developed and utilized.

    All the best!
    Eric Dana Hansen
    Author of "IAN, CEO, North Pole"